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Guide to '''Highland County Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.
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Guide to '''Highland County Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.
  
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== Highland County, Virginia Courthouse  ==
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== Highland County, Virginia History  ==
 
== Highland County, Virginia History  ==
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The county takes its name from its elevation in the Appalachian Mountains.  
 
The county takes its name from its elevation in the Appalachian Mountains.  
  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/virginia/ "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
*Lost census:&nbsp;1890
 
*Lost census:&nbsp;1890
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://vagenweb.org/highland/ VAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Highland+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Virginia&county=Highland&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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The [http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/genealogy/index.html Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library] (Indiana) has a number of searchable databases of Highland County cemeteries:<br>  
 
The [http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/genealogy/index.html Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library] (Indiana) has a number of searchable databases of Highland County cemeteries:<br>  
  
• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_clovercreek.php Clover Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_doehill.php Doe Hill Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_headwaters.php Headwaters Community Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_mcdowell.php McDowell Community Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_mckendree.php McKendree Methodist Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_mcdowellpres.php Old McDowell Presbyterian Cemetery]<br>  
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• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_clovercreek.php Clover Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_doehill.php Doe Hill Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_headwaters.php Headwaters Community Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_mcdowell.php McDowell Community Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_mckendree.php McKendree Methodist Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_mcdowellpres.php Old McDowell Presbyterian Cemetery]<br>
 
 
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/highland.html Tombstone Transcription Project Highland County] - cemetery transcriptions - USGenWeb
 
  
 
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
More than 15 genealogies have been published about Highland County families. To view a list, visit [[Highland County, Virginia Genealogy]].  
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More than 15 genealogies have been published about Highland County families. To view a list, visit [[Highland County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies|Highland County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies]].
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932382|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932427|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
 
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:Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va186162.htm 1861], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va186162.htm 1862], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1863.htm 1863], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1864.htm 1864], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1865.htm 1865]
 
:Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va186162.htm 1861], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va186162.htm 1862], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1863.htm 1863], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1864.htm 1864], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1865.htm 1865]
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*'''1607-2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1932510|Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
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*'''1893-1910''' - ''Highland Recorder'' at [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn95079246/issues/ Chronicling America] - free.
  
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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*'''1853-1896''' - Fridley, Beth, comp. ''Highland County Virginia Birth Records, 1853-1896 ''[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5736 Ancestry] ($).
 
*'''1853-1896''' - Fridley, Beth, comp. ''Highland County Virginia Birth Records, 1853-1896 ''[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5736 Ancestry] ($).
  
*'''1853-1878''' - Highland County Birth Index 1853-1878. Batch {{IGI|C868770}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1853-1878''' - Highland County Birth Index 1853-1878. Batch {{IGI|C868770}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igivirginia.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf]].</ref>
  
 
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*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).
 
*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).
  
*'''1854-1951''' - Highland County Marriage Index 1854-1951. Batch {{IGI|M868770}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1854-1951''' - Highland County Marriage Index 1854-1951. Batch {{IGI|M868770}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
*'''1853-1862''' - Henry County Death Index 1853-1862. Batch {{IGI|B868770}} (broken link) at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
 
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{{Tip|For birth, marriage, and death record substitutes, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Church Records|Church Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Newspapers|Newspapers]], and [[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate Records|Probate Records]].}}  
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{{Tip|For birth, marriage, and death record substitutes, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Church Records|Church Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Newspapers|Newspapers]], and [[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate Records|Probate Records]].}}
  
 
== Highland County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Highland County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Highland County, Virginia Genealogy Websites  ==
 
== Highland County, Virginia Genealogy Websites  ==
  
 
*[http://vagenweb.org/highland/ Highland Co., VAGenWeb]. Part of the [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Maps, name indexes, history.  
 
*[http://vagenweb.org/highland/ Highland Co., VAGenWeb]. Part of the [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Maps, name indexes, history.  
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Highland|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Highland|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.familytree101.com/virginia/highland-county.html Highland County, VA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/highland/ Cyndi's List]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/highland/ Cyndi's List]
  

Latest revision as of 23:43, 28 March 2017

United States
Virginia
Highland County

Guide to Highland County Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.


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Highland County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Highland County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Highland County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1847
County Seat Monterey
Courthouse
VirginiaHighlandCourthouse.jpg


Highland County, Virginia 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

Highland County, Virginia 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

For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

  • Lost census: 1890

Highland County, Virginia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Highland County, Virginia Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

Bible Records

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

Additional Bible records include:


Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
VAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
VAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Virginia Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

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

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 Records

Court

Genealogy

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

Land and Property

An early settlers map is available for Highland County. Cambelt plots the locations of pioneers' farms. The Family History Library has a copy: FHL Map 975.589 E7c (2 parts).

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]
- 18th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company G.[4]
- 25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) (Confederate). Company D (Highland Rangers).[5]
- 26th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company E.[6]
- 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Future 2nd Company B (The Highlanders) and Company E (Highland County Highlanders).[7]
- 62nd Regiment, Virginia Mounted Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Valley Rifles).[8]
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Highland County:

  • May 8, 1862 = McDowell, also known as Sitlington’s Hill[9]
Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865

Miscellaneous Records

Newspapers

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Highland County, Virginia Genealogy newspapers.


Online Newspapers

Probate Records

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
  • 1853-1896 - 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 ($).
  • 1853-1878 - Highland County Birth Index 1853-1878. Batch C868770 at FamilySearch - free.[10]
Marriage
  • 1854-1951 - Highland County Marriage Index 1854-1951. Batch M868770 at FamilySearch - free.
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Highland County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Highland County, Virginia Genealogy Websites

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. Roger U. Delauter, 18th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 18.
  5. Richard L. Armstrong, 25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 71.
  6. Richard L. Armstrong, 26th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 110.
  7. John M. Ashcraft, 31st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48.
  8. Roger U. Delauter, 62nd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 41.
  9. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).
  10. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.