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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Highland.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Highland to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Highland to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Highland to:

  • Clanton [Map], which is the Seat of Chilton County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Highland to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,580 miles [10,589.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,286 miles [11,725.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,163 miles [8,309 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Highland ...

We have found 88 communities that share the name Highland.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Highland. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 86 communities in the United States and Canada - with 87 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Clay County

Our profile page for Highland, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 62 miles [99.8 km] to the Northeast

Shelby County

Our profile page for Highland, Shelby County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Shelby County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Pike County

Our profile page for Highland, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the West Northwest

Polk County

Our profile page for Highland, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the West Northwest

Sharp County

Our profile page for Highland, Sharp County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the Northwest

California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Highland, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,754 miles [2,822.8 km] to the West Northwest

Santa Cruz County

Our profile page for Highland, Santa Cruz County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,006 miles [3,228.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Highland, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,140 miles [1,834.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Highland, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 974 miles [1,567.5 km] to the Northeast

New Haven County

Our profile page for Highland, New Haven County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in New Haven County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Florida

Clay County

Our profile page for Highland, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the East Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Highland, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Madison County

Our profile page for Highland, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Lake County

Our profile page for Highland, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the North

Vanderburgh County

Our profile page for Highland, Vanderburgh County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the North

Vermillion County

Our profile page for Highland, Vermillion County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the North

Washington County

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Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 km] to the North

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Iowa

Clayton County

Our profile page for Highland, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the North Northwest

Wapello County

Our profile page for Highland, Wapello County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wapello County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Doniphan County

Our profile page for Highland, Doniphan County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the Northwest

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Highland, Leavenworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Carter County

Our profile page for Highland, Carter County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Carter County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lincoln County

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Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the North Northeast

Simpson County

Our profile page for Highland, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the North

Union County

Our profile page for Highland, Union County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Union County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

East Carroll Parish

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Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the West

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Highland, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the West

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Maine

Knox County

Our profile page for Highland, Knox County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Knox County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Highland, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Highland, Harford County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the Northeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Highland, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Highland, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Highland, Hampden County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hampden County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Highland, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,070 miles [1,722 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Oakland County

Our profile page for Highland, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the North Northeast

Osceola County

Our profile page for Highland, Osceola County   [Map]
Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Fillmore County

Our profile page for Highland, Fillmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the North Northwest

Hennepin County

Our profile page for Highland, Hennepin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hennepin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lake County

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Distance: About 1,029 miles [1,656 km] to the North Northwest

Wright County

Our profile page for Highland, Wright County   [Map]
Distance: About 937 miles [1,508 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Tishomingo County

Our profile page for Highland, Tishomingo County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Tishomingo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Missouri

Daviess County

Our profile page for Highland, Daviess County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Daviess County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Perry County

Our profile page for Highland, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Nebraska

Hayes County

Our profile page for Highland, Hayes County
This community is historic.
Although located in Hayes County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Highland, Elko County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,700 miles [2,735.9 km] to the West Northwest

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Highland, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,602 miles [2,578.2 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Bernalillo County

Our profile page for Highland, Bernalillo County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bernalillo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Putnam County

Our profile page for Highland, Putnam County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Putnam County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ulster County

Our profile page for Highland, Ulster County   [Map]
Distance: About 929 miles [1,495.1 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Highland County

Our profile page for Highland, Highland County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the North Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Highland, Montgomery County
This community is historic.
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

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Distance: About 1,083 miles [1,742.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Highland, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,079 miles [3,345.8 km] to the Northwest

Marion County

Our profile page for Highland, Marion County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Marion County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Highland, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the North Northeast

Beaver County

Our profile page for Highland, Beaver County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Beaver County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Berks County

Our profile page for Highland, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the Northeast

Bradford County

Our profile page for Highland, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the Northeast

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Highland, Philadelphia County   [Map]
Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Highland, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Highland, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the East Northeast

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Highland, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Minnehaha County

Our profile page for Highland, Minnehaha County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Minnehaha County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Tennessee

Fentress County

Our profile page for Highland, Fentress County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the North Northeast

Jackson County

Our profile page for Highland, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the North

Obion County

Our profile page for Highland, Obion County   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the North Northwest

Overton County

Our profile page for Highland, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the North Northeast

Sumner County

Our profile page for Highland, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the North

Wayne County

Our profile page for Highland, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Dallas County

Our profile page for Highland, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the West

Erath County

Our profile page for Highland, Erath County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the West

Galveston County

Our profile page for Highland, Galveston County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Galveston County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Johnson County

Our profile page for Highland, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the West

McLennan County

Our profile page for Highland, McLennan County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the West

Smith County

Our profile page for Highland, Smith County
Although located in Smith County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Highland, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,502 miles [2,417.2 km] to the West Northwest

Utah County

Our profile page for Highland, Utah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,482 miles [2,385 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Nelson County

Our profile page for Highland, Nelson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Nelson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Highland, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Asotin County

Our profile page for Highland, Asotin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,853 miles [2,982.1 km] to the Northwest

Benton County

Our profile page for Highland, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,940 miles [3,122.1 km] to the Northwest

Clark County

Our profile page for Highland, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,098 miles [3,376.4 km] to the Northwest

Snohomish County

Our profile page for Highland, Snohomish County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Snohomish County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Spokane County

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Distance: About 1,905 miles [3,065.8 km] to the Northwest

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Highland, Walla Walla County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Walla Walla County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Highland, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the Northeast

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Highland, Ritchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Iowa County

Our profile page for Highland, Iowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Highland. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Highland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7932, Longitude: -86.6733     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Highland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Highland to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.552 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.044 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.398 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Highland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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