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Highland County is bordered by Fayette County (north), Ross County (northeast), Pike County (east), Adams County (southeast), Brown County (southwest), Clinton County (northwest) .. A Map of Highland County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Highland County Cities and Towns include Greenfield, Hillsboro, Highland, Lynchburg, Leesburg, Mowrystown, Sinking Spring. Other communities include Buford, Marshall . A Map of Highland County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Highland County Townships include Brushcreek, Clay, Concord, Dodson, Fairfield, Hamer, Jackson, Liberty, Madison, Marshall, New Market, Paint, Penn, Salem, Union, Washington, Whiteoak.
Highland County, Ohio Courthouse Records
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Highland County, OH Township Map
Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Highland county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.
- Highland County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1805 and Probate Records from 1809. The 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.
- Highland County Recorder has Land Records from 1804. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
- Highland County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1805. The 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.
- 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, Ohio Census Records
- Learn More: State of Ohio Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1810 (destroyed), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Highland County, Ohio Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Ohio Vital Records
- Birth Records: from 1908 to present
- Marriage Records: None. See County Probate Court.
- Death Records: from 1954 to present
- Divorce Records: None. See County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas.
- Locations: Ohio Office of Vital Statistics, Ohio Local Health Departments
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Highland County, Ohio Resources
- State of Ohio Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Ohio
- Highland County Genealogy Society, 151 East Main Street, Hillsboro 45133
- Highland County Historical Society
- Southern Ohio Chapter, OGS
- Greenfield Historical Society
- Lynchburg Historical Society
- Highland County, Ohio Message Boards
- Highland County, Ohio Genealogy Forum
Highland County, Ohio External Links
- Highland Co., Ohio - FindaGrave
- General business review of Highland County, Ohio
- The history of the county of Highland in the state of Ohio
- Highland County, Ohio Links - Cyndi's List
- Highland Co. OHGenweb
- Highland County, Ohio Ancestry Database Collections
- Highland Co., Ohio Township Map
- Ohio Military Records