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Welcome to Highland ...

The city of Highland is located in Sharp County<1>.


The location of Highland has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Highland, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1878.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Highland has a population of 1,094 people<3> (see below for details).

Highland is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Highland lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Highland: (870)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Highland had an population of 1,094 people. This is an increase of 4.69% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Highland had a population of 1,045 people (which is 6.05% of the total population of Sharp County). This makes Highland the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Highland represents 0.04% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 186th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,045 people, the population of Highland increased 5.98% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 986 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Highland.

Communities Also Named Highland ...

While we believe that this Highland is located in Sharp County, we know of another 2 Arkansas communities named Highland. Those communities are located in the following counties: Pike and Polk County.

Beyond Arkansas, there are 88 communities that are also named Highland - they are located in Alabama (3), California (2), Colorado, Connecticut (2), Florida (2), Illinois, Indiana (4), Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky (4), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland (4), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota (4), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Mexico, New York (2), Ohio (2), Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (6), South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee (6), Texas (6), Utah (2), Virginia (2), Washington (6), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Highland.

Communities near Highland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Highland.

  • Horseshoe Bend
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Thayer
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thayer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thayer
    • Thayer is located in Oregon County (MO)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,103 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thayer <5>
  • Salem
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem is located in Fulton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,655 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem <5>
  • Ash Flat
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
  • Mammoth Spring
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Hardy
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardy
    • Hardy is located in Sharp County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 761 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardy <5>
  • Imboden
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Imboden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Imboden
    • Imboden is located in Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Imboden <5>
  • Ravenden
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravenden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenden
    • Ravenden is located in Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 446 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenden <5>
  • Evening Shade
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evening Shade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evening Shade
    • Evening Shade is located in Sharp County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 442 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evening Shade <5>
  • Franklin
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin is located in Izard County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 191 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin <5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Highland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Highland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Highland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Highland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Highland. See our Newspapers Page for Highland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Highland ...

Looking for more information about Highland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Highland, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Highland.

Adding Highland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Highland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Highland was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Highland post office opened in 1878.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Highland.

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

The official website for Sharp County: www.sharpcounty.org

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Sharp, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Highland.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Highland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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