Welcome to Highland County! Located in Southwestern Ohio, a rural agricultural county rich with an abundance of natural wonders, and yet convenient to 3 major cities. Approximately a one-hour drive to Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus, the best of both worlds are easily enjoyed by our residents. Highland County is named for it’s rolling hills and highland topography. Highland County could be seen as a borderline county. With plains to the north (Clinton and Fayette counties) and edge of the Appalachian Mountains to the southeast, Highland County boasts a variety of landscapes and beautiful scenery.
Blessed in community and history, Highland County celebrated 210 years in 2015! Charming covered bridges, magnificent Court houses, historic school buildings, and other landmarks accent our already scenic, wooded, rolling hillsides. Click here to read an article on the history of Highland County.
The Highland County Fair, the Greene Countrie Towne Festival in Greenfield, and the Festival of Bells in Hillsboro are just a few of the festivals that unite our community along with visitors each year. Highland Countians love a reason to get together and are recognized as friendly people from diverse backgrounds.
If you like outdoor recreation, Highland County is at the top of the list! Two major lakes, three golf courses, public hunting lands, and state parks will keep the outdoor enthusiast busy. Paint Creek Lake and Rocky Fork Lake offer excellent crappie, bass, walleye, and catfish opportunities.
Highland County is being discovered and growing! Excellent employment opportunities are steadily increasing. New stores and businesses are finding our area a place to prosper! More detailed information can be found on the Office of Strategic Research website. Look for the Ohio County Profiles section, then choose Highland County.
Whether you are considering a move to our area or just planning a visit, we hope you will experience the many reasons we are proud of Highland County!