Highland county is located in southwestern Ohio with Hillsboro serving as the county seat. The county population on July 1, 1999, was 41,091, an increase of 5,363 over the 1990 census.
Natural features/recreational facilities in the county include Rocky Fork Lake and State Park just east of Hillsboro. Several smaller creeks meander throughout the county including Oak and Paint Creeks as well as a tiny bit of the Little Miami River on the west side of the county near Lynchburg.
One of the highlights of summer is the "Festival of the Bells" which is held near the 4th of July. The celebration commemorates Hillsboro's heritage as a major bell producer. In addition to church, school, farm and mission bells, there were thousands of Invasion Bells used on U.S. Navy ships during the invasion of Normandy June 6, all manufactured by the local C.S. Bell Company.
Other Ohio Counties nearby:
(West Union) Adams County
(Jeffersonville) Ashtabula County
(Hamilton) Butler County
(Batavia) Clermont County
(Wilmington) Clinton County
(Washington Court House) Fayette County
02/16 Coming to The Hillsboro area
Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair Cincinnati OH May4 The Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair is a combination of nearly 50 local clay artisans who exhibits and sells their unique ceramic creations.
Smokin' on the Water - BBQ Festival By The Lake Liberty IN May4-5 Arts, Crafts, and Antiques of all kinds are permitted and desired. Lawn Equipment, Golf Carts, Personal Mobility Devices, Home Healthcare Products, ATVs, RVs, Vehicles, Boats, Outdoor Cooking Equipment, and Sporting Goods are also permitted and desired.
CincItalia the Cincinnati Italian Festival Cincinnati OH May17-19 Come early and be dazzled by CincItalia's Italian Auto Show and enriched by our traditional Italian Statue Procession.
Kentucky Sheep and Wool Festival Lexington KY May18-19 A family friendly Festival for young and old alike, the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival has not only a wonderful selection of Fiber and Sheep related vendors, but also Educational Demonstrations, Irish Dancers, Live Music, a Tractor Show, Live Animals and much more.
Fort Harrod Beef Festival Harrodsburg KY May31-June1 The festival is designed to showcase Kentucky's beef industry. If you are looking for a fun, exciting and educational weekend full of activities; then the Fort Harrod Beef Festival is the place to be! Features a range of activities, and many center around a delicious array of beef. There are activities to suit many different interests and ages.
Park Street Festival Columbus OH June7-8 So many Food Trucks, so little time! Bringing you the best & most diverse food trucks in all of Ohio, all in one place!