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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 call 540-468-2550 or email  We're happy to help!

Monterey Drone photo from Blue Ridge GeoGraphics LLC

Our website provides you with all kinds of information about Highland County.  If you're looking to relocate, these are some of the most helpful pages you can click on to guide you to learn more.  Below are even more resources from our area that we hope you find useful.

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  • Virginia Tourism Corporation: VTC’s Research Team assists with a wide range of tourism-related data analysis and gathering, including the economic impact of tourism on the state and localities, visitor profiles, market share, consumer trends, lodging reports, and the VTC’s advertising and marketing campaigns. The goal of the Research team is to provide detailed and timely information for those in the Commonwealth who are interested in the travel and tourism industry.

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Advent Christian
Victory Chapel Advent Christian Church • Mustoe

Highland Baptist Church • Monterey

Hiner Church of the Brethren • McDowell (north of town)

Church of God of Prophecy
Monterey Church of God of Prophecy • Monterey (north of town)

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd • Blue Grass

McDowell Mennonite Church • McDowell

Blue Grass United Methodist Church • Blue Grass
Doe Hill United Methodist Church • Doe Hill
Green Hill United Methodist Church • Mill Gap
Hightown United Methodist Church • Hightown
McDowell United Methodist Church • McDowell
Monterey United Methodist Church • Monterey

Church in the Meadow • Monterey

Beulah Presbyterian Church • Mill Gap
McDowell Presbyterian Church • McDowell
Monterey Presbyterian Church • Monterey

Seventh-day Adventist
Highland Seventh-Day Adventist Church • Doe Hill (north of McDowell)

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