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County History

The county seat is Monterey.  Highland County is sometimes known as "Virginia's Little Switzerland".  It was formerd in 1847, from Pendleton and Bath Counties.  Because of it's elevation, it was named Highland.  This land of high mountain valleys, sheep and cattle grazing farms and vast woodlands is known for its pristine scenic beauty and rural charm. It is one of the least populated counties in the east and boasts one of the highest mean elevations of any county east of the Mississippi River. Originally settled by Scotch/Irish highlanders and German immigrants, Highland is now an eclectic mix of native farm families and new residents drawn to the high quality of life.


Blue Grass - Clover Creek - Doe Hill - Forks of Waters - Hardscrabble - Head Waters
Hightown - Liberty - McDowell - Meadowdale - Mill Gap - Mustoe
New Hampden - Palo Alto - Patna - Possum Trot - Simons Mill - Trimble - Vanderpool

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Website Updates

Apr 2014
Matheny Obit

Mar 2014

1883 Pensioners

Sept 2013
Nicholas obit added

Jun 2012
Stephenson - Shelton Marriage
Tanner - Tabor Marriage
Haltman - Waggoner Marriage

Dec 2011
James Gaston Dunsmore Biography

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