Highland County, Virginia
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Welcome to the VAGenWeb Highland County website. My name is Kenneth Simmons, the new volunteer as of Jan. 2017. Since I live on the west coast, I will not be able to searches at courthouses, libraries, ect. I have been to Highland Co., and plan to go back. I do have about 15 books on Highland and Pendleton counties that I can do some limited lookups. I have both Morton's books, the VA Infanty series (31st, 25th. 62nd. and Dixie/Danville and Eight Star Artillery) and other books on Highland and Pendleton. Please contact Kenneth Simmons at, uffdaken@comcast.net

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Highland County Historical Society

1920 Highland County, Virginia census on line courtesy of S-K Publications

The 1930 Highland County, VA, Census images are now on-line in the USGenWeb Archives:

Courtesy of S-K Publications  http://www.usgwarchives.org/va/highland/census/1930/

Some information to help researchers:   Courtesy of S-K Publications


Books Available with a volunteer to do look ups

Basic Highland County reference works

To check on the latest County Histories and Parish Records on CDs Indexed and searchable Table of Contents and index for every book listed

VIRGINIA, Bath and Highland Counties History Visit http://www.dmkheritage.com/store/< /B>

A History of Highland County, Virginia, by Oren F. Morton, originally published at Monterey, Virginia, 1911, reprinted with a new index by Regional Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1969, 1972, 1979, 1985; 532 pages, indexed.

Vital Records of Highland County, Virginia, compiled and published by John Clifton Matheny, Jr. and Emma Robertson Matheny, published by the Mathenys in Richmond, 1986; 482 pages, indexed.

Cemetery Records

Death Records 1853-1870

Deaths 1912-1917

Marriages 1847-1853 and 1896-1912

Newspapers clippings.

This folder contains clippings from the Highland Recorder and the Staunton Spectator/Vindicator newspapers. Also it may contain clippings from other newspapers if the individuals were from Highland county.; Clippings

Highland County, Virginia 1860 Census & Marriages 1853-1860, transcribed & annotated by Holly Wanless Cochran; Hollyhock Press, 2000; 91 pages, fully indexed

Some Cemetery Records submitted by: Ashley Bradford  

New History of Highland County, published by the Highland County Historical Society, 1983

Be sure and check the publications available for Bath County, Virginia for information prior to 1847 when Highland County, Virginia was formed.  http://www.vagenweb.org/bath/ newbk.htm

Thousands of on-line records!

Examine these actual on-line records about early Highland County families including 6,450 individuals, taken directly from the Morton book "A History of Highland County". (Inaccuracies are known to occur in this book, be sure to check the original sources carefully.)

                An overview of Highland County History

                Classification of Highland County Families

Genealogies of Pioneer Families    

The Pendleton Property Owners of 1782

Highland Soldiers in the Rev. War

Land purchases around the time of the Rev. War

Highland Soldiers in the War of 1812

Population of Highland County per Census Year

Alternative 1790 and 1800 Federal Censuses

Householders in 1848

Virginia Confederate Army Units

Highland County Reuinons sent to me