Highland County

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Highland County is named for the loft height of the County being 3000 feet.

 

Created:  March 19, 1847

County Seat: 

Monterey  1847 – present

 

County Courthouse – Monterey 

 

Location:  165 Main Street / Water Street

Built:  1847 – 1848

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Robert Johnson

Contractor:  Robert Johnson

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The north front has a large porch with four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a white colored cupola with steep roof. On the northwest and northeast are one story wings with hipped roofs.

 

Note: The courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1947 and rebuilt the same year. The architect was Daley Craig and the contractor was C W Barger.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Pendleton County, West Virginia

E – Augusta County

S – Bath County

W – Pocahontas County, West Virginia

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012