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Communities Also Named Highwood ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Highwood.

Within Alberta, the name Highwood is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another eight communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • New Haven County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Connecticut community of Highwood [New Haven County].
    • Illinois
      • Lake County
      • This Highwood is located in Lake County and lies 1,377 miles [2,216.1 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Highwood.
      • Saint Clair County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Highwood [Saint Clair County].
    • Michigan
      • Gladwin County
      • This Highwood is located in Gladwin County and lies 1,462 miles [2,352.9 km]<2> to the east.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gladwin County community of Highwood.
    • Minnesota
      • Ramsey County
      • This Highwood is located in Ramsey County and lies 1,057 miles [1,701.1 km]<2> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ramsey County community of Highwood.
    • Montana
      • Chouteau County
      • This Highwood is located in Chouteau County and lies 283 miles [455.4 km]<2> to the south southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chouteau County community of Highwood.
    • New Jersey
      • Bergen County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Highwood [Bergen County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Dane County
      • This Highwood is located in Dane County and lies 1,301 miles [2,093.8 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dane County community of Highwood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Highwood ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Balzac (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balzac
    • Balzac lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Highwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balzac came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balzac
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Balzac<5>
  • Coral Springs (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coral Springs
    • Coral Springs lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Highwood
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  • Forest Lawn (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Lawn
    • Forest Lawn lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Highwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Lawn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Lawn
  • Haysboro (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haysboro
    • Haysboro lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Highwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haysboro
  • Heritage Woods (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Woods
    • Heritage Woods lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Highwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Woods
  • Signal Hill (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Signal Hill
    • Signal Hill lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Highwood
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  • Sunnyside (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
    • Sunnyside lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Highwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
  • Valley Ridge (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Ridge
    • Valley Ridge lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Highwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Ridge
  • Vista Heights (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista Heights
    • Vista Heights lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Highwood
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How Far From Highwood 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 Highwood to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Highwood and extending to:

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 171 miles [275.2 km]<2> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Highwood to Edmonton, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,785 miles [2,872.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,409 miles [10,314.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,176 miles [11,548.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,249 miles [8,447.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Highwood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Highwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Highwood) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Highwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HighwoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.0916, Longitude: -114.0796    
<3>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Highwood could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Highwood to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.256 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.046 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.956 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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