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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/
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.
Death Records 1853-1870
Marriages 1847-1853 and 1896-1912
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
Birth, death, marriage, and divorce records are all $8.00 each. The records begin in 1853, but there is a gap from 1896 to 1912 when records are unavailable.
Article from The Recorder about Virginia Foundation for the Humanities grant