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Highland Village, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Highland Village 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 Village 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 Village to:

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies just to the East Southeast (ESE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Highland Village to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 40 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,587 miles [10,600.7 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 7,290 miles [11,732.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,168 miles [8,317.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Highland Village ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Highland Village.

While the name Highland Village is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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El Dorado County

Our profile page for Highland Village, El Dorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,987 miles [3,197.8 km] to the West Northwest


Henry County

Our profile page for Highland Village, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the East Northeast


Monroe County

Our profile page for Highland Village, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the North

North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Highland Village, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

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Distance: About 1,506 miles [2,423.7 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Highland Village, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the East

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Denton County

Our profile page for Highland Village, Denton County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the West

Harris County

Our profile page for Highland Village, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the West Southwest

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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 starts in Highland Village. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Highland Village) 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 Highland Village. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Highland Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highland Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3612, Longitude: -86.3408     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Highland Village 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 Village 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 313.326 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.722 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.357 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Highland Village.