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Highland County, Virginia
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Founded 1847
County Seat Monterey
Courthouse
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Virginia county in the Shenandoah Valley region.

Contents

County Courthouse

Highland County Courthouse, Monterey, Va.
 

Highland County Courthouse
P.O. Box 190
Monterey, VA 24465-0190
Phone 540-468-2447

Clerk Circuit Court has birth records from 1850-1898,
marriage, divorce and land records from 1850
probate records from 1860 and court records from 1837[1]

Beginning Dates for Highland County, Virginia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1847 1853 1850 1847 1859

History

The county takes its name from its elevation in the Appalachian Mountains.

Parent County

1847--Highland County was created 19 March 1847 from Bath and Pendleton Counties.
County seat: Monterey [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Research Guides

Bible Records

Images of the Virginia Historical Society's family Bible collection have been digitized:

Additional Bible records include:


Cemeteries

The Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library (Indiana) has a number of searchable databases of Highland County cemeteries:

Clover Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Doe Hill Cemetery
Headwaters Community Cemetery
McDowell Community Cemetery
McKendree Methodist Cemetery
Old McDowell Presbyterian Cemetery

Tombstone Transcription Project Highland County - cemetery transcriptions - USGenWeb

Census

For tips on accessing Highland County, Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: Virginia Census.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
18504,227
18604,3192.2%
18704,151−3.9%
18805,16424.4%
18905,3523.6%
19005,6475.5%
19105,317−5.8%
19204,931−7.3%
19304,525−8.2%
19404,8757.7%
19504,069−16.5%
19603,221−20.8%
19702,529−21.5%
19802,93716.1%
19902,635−10.3%
20002,536−3.8%
20102,321−8.5%

1890 Union Veterans

Church

Court

Genealogy

More than 15 genealogies have been published about Highland County families. To view a list, visit Highland County, Virginia Genealogy.

Land

Local Histories

  • Morton, Oren Frederic. A Handbook of Highland County and a Supplement to Pendleton and Highland History. Monterey, Va.: Highland Recorder, 1922. FHL Collection; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Morton, Oren Frederic. A History of Highland County, Virginia. Monterey, Va.: Morton, c1911. Original edition: FHL Collection; 1979 reprint with index: FHL Collection; digital versions of original edition at Ancestry ($); and World Vital Records ($).

Maps

Military

War of 1812
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Highland County, Virginia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Highland County, Virginia Genealogy:


- 14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company A (White's Mounted Riflemen), Company C (Valley Cavalry or Rangers).[3]
- 26th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company E.[4]
- 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Future 2nd Company B (The Highlanders) and Company E (Highland County Highlanders).[5]

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Indexes to Highland County, Virginia Genealogy births, marriages, and deaths are available online. These collections are incomplete, but are easy to search. Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. Courtesy: FamilySearch - free. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records


Birth

  • Fridley, Beth, comp. Highland County Virginia Birth Records, 1853-1896 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Higland County, Virginia. Page 715 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Robert J. Driver, 14th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47.
  4. Richard L. Armstrong, 26th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 110.
  5. John M. Ashcraft, 31st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48.

 

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