Highland County obtained its territory from
Adams, Clermont, & Ross counties in 1805. As of 2000, the population was
40,875. Its county seat is Hillsboro and is named for the near by Fort Hill. A common misconception is that Hillsboro was named for the topography which is hilly and divides the watersheds of the Little Miami and Scioto Rivers.
Cities, towns, and villages (past and present) of Highland County are Greenfield,
Highland, Hillsboro, Lynchburg, Leesburg, Mowrystown, & Sinking Spring.
*Highland County, Ohio, is situated toward the south
east part of the state, and contains 555 square miles. It occupies the height of land between
Scioto and Miami rivers. Watered by branches of Paint creek, Brush creek, and of the east fork
of Miami river. The surface is elevated, and finely rolling, and the soil is fertile. Capital,
Hillsboro'. There were in 1840, neat cattle 19,605, sheep 40,613, swine 42,546; wheat 373,974
bushels produced, rye 5,008, Indian corn 824,129, oats 252,525, potatoes 30,109, sugar 147,816
pounds; 88 stores, capital $150,000; 7 fulling mills, 28 tanneries, 1 distillery, 3 potteries,
7 flouring mills, 25 grist mills, 24 saw mills, 3 oil mills, 2 printing offices, 2 weekly
newspapers. Capital in manufactures $45,337. 2 academies 150 students, 88 schools 5,102 scholars.
*Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United
States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith,
Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843
Highland County Research Links and Resources
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- Bible Records
- Census Records
- Court Records
- Family Group Sheets
- Family Reunions
- Family Websites
- Funeral Homes
- Land Records
- Marriage Records
- Military Records
- Photo Album
- Query Resources
- Surname Registry
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Highland County Neighbors
Adams County / Brown County / Clinton County / Fayette County / Pike County / Ross County
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