Take A Highland County History Drive

Lynchburg Covered Bridge

View of the Lynchburg Covered Bridge, taken in May of 2018.




















Brooke Beam, PhD

Agriculture and Natural Resources/Community Development Extension Educator

Ohio State University Extension, Highland County

April 13, 2020


As many of us are either working or learning from home, we are all getting better acquainted with the rooms in our homes. However, use this time as a learning opportunity to explore your community and take a drive to see the local historical sites. There are eight different Ohio Historical Markers in Highland County:

  • Smith Tannery: 103 Jefferson Street, Greenfield, Ohio
  • Edward Lee McClain High School: 200 N. 5th Street, Greenfield, Ohio
  • West Settlement and Abolition Lane: Greenfield Cemetery, N. Washington Street, Greenfield
    • Location: Behind the first building at the main entrance, near the Civil War monument
  • New Market/Oliver Harris: U.S. 62, New Market, Ohio
    • Location: New Market Township Community House
  • Milton Caniff: 10 Willettsville Pike, Hillsboro, Ohio
  • Gist Settlement: Gist Settlement Cemetery, Gist Settlement Road, New Vienna
    • Location: At intersection of Gist Settlement Road and Rollins Lane
  • The Lincoln School: 537 N. East Street, Hillsboro, Ohio
  • The C.R. Patterson & Sons Company: 134 North Washington Street, Greenfield, Ohio

If you want to learn even more about local history, the National Register of Historic Places lists 26 historical locations in Highland County. The Lynchburg Covered Bridge is listed as part of the Clinton County list, but it is partially located in Highland County near High Street and Memory Lane.

As you are driving, be careful to watch for slow moving vehicles and farm machinery as this is a busy time of year for the agricultural industry. For more information about OSU Extension programming, contact the Highland County Extension Office at 937-393-1918 or visit our social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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