History & Culture

Putting a Face to Highland Fair History

Putting a Face to Highland Fair History

Every year, many of us attend the Highland County Fair. We pay for our Season Ticket. We treat ourselves to ribeye steak sandwiches, ice cream, cotton candy, milkshakes, onion rings, funnel cakes, and fried Oreos. We pass over a quarter for a game of Bingo, or we yell...

8 Naturally-Magical Things About Highland County

8 Naturally-Magical Things About Highland County

Highland County, Virginia, is full of blessings of natural beauty. As a resident, I find myself in constant awe of the landscapes. While they are visually stunning, the photos below don't offer the entire experience. You have to be fully immersed in the scenery to...

Spring Awakening on a Highland County Farm

Spring Awakening on a Highland County Farm

For families raising cattle in the Highlands of Virginia, spring awakens the senses and brings an abundance of new life to the farm.  “The Wilson Place,” a nice flat pasture along the Jackson River on U.S. 220 South, served many years as the winter pasture for the...

Fallen Tree is Silent Witness to 1764 Indian Raid

Fallen Tree is Silent Witness to 1764 Indian Raid

Imagine a peaceful setting along the lush, green wilderness of the Jackson River in the late 1700s - a territory only sparsely populated by new families who pushed west beyond the larger European settlements on the Bullpasture. A hardened pioneer family of Irish...

Highland County Is…

Highland County Is…

Editor’s note: There is nothing like living outside of Highland County to give you great appreciation for what you have at home. I’ve spent most of my life in Highland with a couple of stints in neighboring Augusta County. These days, I reside in Staunton. And, most...