Highland County is named for the loft height of the County being 3000 feet.
Created: March 19, 1847
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.
N – Pendleton County, West Virginia
E – Augusta County
S – Bath County
W – Pocahontas County, West Virginia
Photos taken 2012