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In 1847, 416 square miles of spectacular mountain terrain were formed into Highland County out of portions of Bath and Pendleton counties.

The county received its name from its prevailing high altitude; it has one of the highest mean elevations of any county east of the Mississippi River.

With its peaceful streets, small school system, fresh air, and inspiring location, Highland County is an ideal settling place for young professionals, families, and retirees. Perfect for those seeking rural solitude and a refreshing sense of freedom, this remote region is characterized by endless vistas, unspoiled forests, pristine waterways and open farmland.

Browse our membership directory to learn more about the businesses, nonprofits and individuals that make our county excel.  If you’d like more information about relocation, including brochures and other materials, please email or call 540-468-2550.

Monterey Drone photo from Blue Ridge GeoGraphics LLC
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