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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 & Almanacs 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:

  • Ashland [Map], which is the Seat of Clay County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Highland to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 621 miles [999.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,518 miles [10,489.7 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 7,223 miles [11,624.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,101 miles [8,209.3 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

Chilton County

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

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 458 miles [737.1 km] to the West

Polk County

Our profile page for Highland, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the West Northwest

Sharp County

Our profile page for Highland, Sharp County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the Northwest

California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Highland, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,795 miles [2,888.8 km] to the West

Santa Cruz County

Our profile page for Highland, Santa Cruz County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,040 miles [3,283.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Highland, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,162 miles [1,870.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Highland, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 912 miles [1,467.7 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 315 miles [506.9 km] to the Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Highland, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the South Southeast

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Illinois

Madison County

Our profile page for Highland, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Lake County

Our profile page for Highland, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the North

Vanderburgh County

Our profile page for Highland, Vanderburgh County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the North Northwest

Vermillion County

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

Washington County

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

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Iowa

Clayton County

Our profile page for Highland, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 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 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the Northwest

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Highland, Leavenworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 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

Our profile page for Highland, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the North Northeast

Simpson County

Our profile page for Highland, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 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

Our profile page for Highland, East Carroll Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the West

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Highland, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the West Southwest

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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 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Highland, Harford County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the Northeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Highland, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Highland, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 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 1,007 miles [1,620.6 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Oakland County

Our profile page for Highland, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the North

Osceola County

Our profile page for Highland, Osceola County   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Fillmore County

Our profile page for Highland, Fillmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 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

Our profile page for Highland, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km] to the North Northwest

Wright County

Our profile page for Highland, Wright County   [Map]
Distance: About 922 miles [1,483.8 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 375 miles [603.5 km] to the 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 1,727 miles [2,779.3 km] to the West Northwest

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Highland, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,635 miles [2,631.3 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 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Highland County

Our profile page for Highland, Highland County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 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 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Highland, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,097 miles [3,374.8 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 589 miles [947.9 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 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the Northeast

Bradford County

Our profile page for Highland, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the Northeast

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Highland, Philadelphia County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Highland, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Highland, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the East Northeast

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Highland, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 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 205 miles [329.9 km] to the North

Jackson County

Our profile page for Highland, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the North

Obion County

Our profile page for Highland, Obion County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the Northwest

Overton County

Our profile page for Highland, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 205 miles [329.9 km] to the North

Sumner County

Our profile page for Highland, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the North

Wayne County

Our profile page for Highland, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 168 miles [270.4 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Dallas County

Our profile page for Highland, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the West

Erath County

Our profile page for Highland, Erath County   [Map]
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 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 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the West

McLennan County

Our profile page for Highland, McLennan County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 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 1,528 miles [2,459.1 km] to the West Northwest

Utah County

Our profile page for Highland, Utah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,508 miles [2,426.9 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 391 miles [629.3 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Asotin County

Our profile page for Highland, Asotin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,867 miles [3,004.6 km] to the Northwest

Benton County

Our profile page for Highland, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,955 miles [3,146.3 km] to the Northwest

Clark County

Our profile page for Highland, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,116 miles [3,405.4 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

Our profile page for Highland, Spokane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,916 miles [3,083.5 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 521 miles [838.5 km] to the North Northeast

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Highland, Ritchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Iowa County

Our profile page for Highland, Iowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from 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: 33.3557, Longitude: -85.8255     [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 313.083 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.579 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.943 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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