Highland County, Ohio


Highland County, Ohio

Infobox U.S. County
county = Highland County
state = Ohio


founded = May 1 1805cite web|url = http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Highland.pdf |title = Ohio County Profiles: Highland County |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio Department of Development | format = PDF]
seat wl = Hillsboro
largest city = Hillsboro | area_total_sq_mi = 558
area_total_km2 = 1445
area_land_sq_mi = 553
area_land_km2 = 1433
area_water_sq_mi = 5 | area_water_km2 = 12 | area percentage = 0.82%
census yr = 2000
pop = 40875
density_sq_mi = 74
density_km2 = 29
time zone = Eastern
UTC offset = -5 | DST offset = -4
web = www.highland-co.com
named for = hilly topography which divides the Little Miami and Scioto river watersheds
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Highland County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 40,875. Its county seat is HillsboroGR|6 and is named for the topography which is hilly and divides the watersheds of the Little Miami and Scioto Rivers.cite web|url = http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39071&sid=0 |title = Highland County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University Extension Data Center ] A common misconception is that Hillsboro was named the nearby Fort Hill.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 558 square miles (1,445 km²).553 square miles (1,433 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (12 km²) of it (0.82%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Fayette County (north)
*Ross County (northeast)
*Pike County (east)
*Adams County (southeast)
*Brown County (southwest)
*Clinton County (northwest)

Demographics

Other places

*Buford
*Marshall
*Pricetown

Non-Profits

Habitat for Humanity of Highland County [http://local.habitat.org/highlandcountyohio] was established in 2000, and has since built three homes: one on Johnson St. in Hillsboro and two on 2nd St. in Greenfield. Highland County Habitat is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.

Library

The Highland County District Library [http://www.highlandco.org] is the public library system serving Highland County, Ohio. The main library is in Hillsboro, with three branches located in Greenfield, Leesburg, and Lynchburg. The library is a member of the SEO Consortium which allows patrons access to over 200,000 items owned by member libraries.

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