Hightown is an unincorporated community at the crossroads of U.S. Route 250 and Virginia State Route 640 in Highland County, Virginia, United States. Hightown is located approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of Monterey, Virginia. The community lies on the division of the James River and Potomac River watersheds, with the main source of the South Branch Potomac River to the north of Hightown along State Route 640 and the source of the Jackson River, a tributary of the James, south of U.S. Route 250 west of Hightown. The roof of a barn owned by Jacob Hevener located near Hightown is said to have divided the two watersheds, with rain falling on one side of the roof flowing to the James and on the other to the Potomac. The community was originally known as Heveners Store.
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