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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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highwood
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highwood
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highwood
      • 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
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Balzac
    • Balzac lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Highwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balzac
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Balzac<5>
  • Coral Springs
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coral Springs
    • Coral Springs lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Highwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coral Springs
  • Forest Lawn
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Forest Lawn
    • Forest Lawn lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Highwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Lawn
  • Haysboro
    • 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
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Heritage Woods
      • 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
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Signal Hill
      • Signal Hill lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Highwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Signal Hill
    • Sunnyside
      • 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
      • 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
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista Heights
      • Vista Heights lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Highwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista Heights

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Highwood. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Henry 'Hank' Bassen     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday December 6, 1932 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday May 29, 2009 at the age of 76. He is buried at Queen's Park Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Highwood.
      • Calgary is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Highwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry 'Hank' Bassen<6>
    • Leslie Roy 'Les' Cunningham     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Saturday October 4, 1913 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday April 9, 1993 at the age of 79. He is buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Highwood.
      • Calgary is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Highwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leslie Roy 'Les' Cunningham<6>
    • Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton     (Professional hockey)
    • James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Sunday April 10, 1904 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday January 16, 1962 at the age of 57. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Highwood.
      • Calgary is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Highwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor<6>
    • Glen Gorbous     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Drumheller (Alberta) on Tueday July 8, 1930 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday June 12, 1990 at the age of 59.
      • Calgary is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Highwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Gorbous<6>
    • Owen James Hart     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday May 7, 1965 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Sunday May 23, 1999 at the age of 34. He is buried at Queen's Park Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Highwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Owen James Hart<6>
    • Stewart E. 'Stu' Hart     (Professional wrestler)
    • Herbert A. 'The Duke of Duluth' Lewis     (Professional hockey)
    • Michael Anthony 'Mike' Lozanski     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Wednesday November 13, 1968 and died in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Thursday December 18, 2003 at the age of 35.
      • Calgary is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Highwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael Anthony 'Mike' Lozanski<6>
    • Rhonda A. 'Bertha Faye' Singh     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. She was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday February 21, 1961 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday July 27, 2001 at the age of 40.
      • Calgary is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Highwood.
      • Calgary is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Highwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rhonda A. 'Bertha Faye' Singh<6>
    • Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Sandon (British Columbia) on Sunday May 31, 1903 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Monday February 9, 1981 at the age of 77. He is buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Highwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson<6>
    • Paul Ivan Thompson     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday November 2, 1906 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday September 13, 1991 at the age of 84. He is buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Highwood.
      • Calgary is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Highwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Ivan Thompson<6>

How Far From Highwood to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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<7>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<8> 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).<9>
    • 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).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,249 miles [8,447.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 obstructions 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Highwood. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Highwood

Our 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>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.
<8>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.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.256 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.046 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.956 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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