Hightown, Virginia

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Hightown, Virginia
Unincorporated community
Hightown, looking east from Lantz Mountain
Hightown, looking east from Lantz Mountain
Hightown, Virginia is located in Virginia
Hightown, Virginia
Hightown, Virginia
Hightown, Virginia is located in the US
Hightown, Virginia
Hightown, Virginia
Location within the state of Virginia
Coordinates: 38°25′52″N 79°37′54″W / 38.43111°N 79.63167°W / 38.43111; -79.63167Coordinates: 38°25′52″N 79°37′54″W / 38.43111°N 79.63167°W / 38.43111; -79.63167
Country United States
State Virginia
County Highland
Elevation 3,123 ft (952 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 24465
Area code(s) 540
GNIS feature ID 1495691[1]

Hightown is an unincorporated community at the crossroads of U.S. Route 250 and Virginia State Route 640 in Highland County, Virginia, United States.[1][2] Hightown is located approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of Monterey, Virginia.[2] 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.[3][4] 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.[5][6] The community was originally known as Heveners Store.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Hightown". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Google (December 20, 2013). "Hightown, Virginia" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ Winegar, Deane; Winegar, Garvey (2002). Highroad Guide to the Virginia Mountains. John F. Blair. p. 181. ISBN 9780895872777. 
  4. ^ Hargan, Jim (2005). Explorer's Guide The Shenandoah Valley & Mountains of the Virginias: Includes Virginia's Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains & West Virginia's Alleghenies & New River Region (Explorer's Complete). The Countryman Press. ISBN 9781581579475. 
  5. ^ National Geographic Society. "National Geographic". 150. National Geographic Society: 447. 
  6. ^ Morton, Oren Frederic (1911). A History of Highland County, Virginia. p. 13.