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Highland County, Ohio Facts

Highland County

When was Highland County, OH Created?
Highland County was created on May 1, 1805 from Adams County, Clermont County and Ross County. This county was named for the county's terrain .

What is the County Seat of Highland County, OH?
The County Seat is located in Hillsboro also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Highland County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Fayette County (north), Ross County (northeast), Pike County (east), Adams County (southeast), Brown County (southwest), Clinton County (northwest) .

Highland County Townships Map

What cities and towns are in Highland County, OH?
Cities and towns located in the County include Greenfield, Hillsboro, Highland, Lynchburg, Leesburg, Mowrystown, Sinking Spring. Other communities include Buford, Marshall .

What townships are in Highland County, OH?
Townships located in the County include Brushcreek, Clay, Concord, Dodson, Fairfield, Hamer, Jackson, Liberty, Madison, Marshall, New Market, Paint, Penn, Salem, Union, Washington, Whiteoak.

Highland County, OH Vital Records

Where can find Highland County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Highland County vital records can be found at the Ohio Department of Health which has Birth Records since Dec 20, 1908; Death Records since since 1954 and copies of Marriage and Divorce Records since 1918 to present There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Ohio for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Highland County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Ohio Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail. The Archives Division has copies of births before 1908, death before 1944 and marriage records before 1949.

The Highland County Health Department has Birth & Death Records from 1908-Present. For birth and death records prior to Dec. 20, 1908, contact the Probate Court of this county.

Highland County, OH Census Records

What Highland County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Highland County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Highland Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Highland Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Highland Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Ohio Census Records Research Guide

Highland County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Highland County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Highland County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Highland County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Ohio Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Highland County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: PO Box 825, 105 North High Street, Hillsboro 45133-0825
    • Phone: (937) 393-1911
  • Highland County Clerk of Probate Court handles the probating of wills, estate administrations, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, birth corrections, delayed birth registrations and issues marriage licenses. The Probate Court is that the Probate Judge is the ex-officio Clerk of Courts, thus, the Court performs all the duties as its own Clerk of Courts
    • Phone: (937) 393-9981
    • Marriage Records: 1805 
    • Probate Records: 1809
  • Highland County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Address: 119 Governor Foraker Place, Suite 108, Hillsboro, OH 45133
    • Phone: (937) 393-9954
    • Land Records: 1804
  • Highland County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas is responsible for duties that include filing, docketing, indexing, and preserving all court pleadings for civil, felony criminal and domestic relations cases. Other services provided by the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas are administering oaths, keeping naturalization records, and recording and retention of coroner records.
    • Phone: (937) 393-2422
    • Court Records: 1805
  •  Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
  • BLM Land Records
  • Highland County USGenWeb Archives Project

Highland County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Highland County, OH?
A list of Highland County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Ohio Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Highland County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Highland County, OH?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Highland County.

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Highland Co. OH Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Highland Co. OH Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Highland Co. OH General and History Websites

Highland Co. OH Immigration & Naturalization

Highland Co. OH Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Highland Co. OH Military Records

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