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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Highland Springs to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 Springs 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 Springs to:

  • Lakeport [Map], which is the Seat of Lake County, lies just to the North.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Highland Springs to Sacramento, 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 2,437 miles [3,922 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 96 days and walking would take 139 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,348 miles [11,825.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 8,114 miles [13,058.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,183 miles [9,950.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Highland Springs ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Highland Springs.

Within California, there is just one other community named Highland Springs. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 5 communities in the United States - with 6 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in California

Communities outside of California

Communities Outside of California


Hamilton County

Our profile page for Highland Springs, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,959 miles [3,152.7 km] to the East Northeast


Barren County

Our profile page for Highland Springs, Barren County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,996 miles [3,212.3 km] to the East


Summit County

Our profile page for Highland Springs, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,173 miles [3,497.1 km] to the East Northeast


Grainger County

Our profile page for Highland Springs, Grainger County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,140 miles [3,444 km] to the East

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Henrico County

Our profile page for Highland Springs, Henrico County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,447 miles [3,938.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Highland Springs ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Big Valley Rancheria   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Highland Springs   [Map]
Black Oaks   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Glenhaven   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Glenview   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Hopland   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Oasis   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pepperwood Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Soda Bay   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunrise Vista   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

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 Highland Springs. 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.

Raymond Burr     (Raymond William Stacey Burr)
  Actor. He was born in New Westminster (British Columbia) on Monday May 21, 1917 and died in Healdsburg (California) on Sunday September 12, 1993 at an age of 76. He was buried at Fraser Cemetery (British Columbia) [Map].

Healdsburg [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Highland Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raymond Burr<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Highland Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Highland Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highland Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9371, Longitude: -122.9069     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Highland Springs 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 Springs 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 340.734 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.848 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.467 degrees.

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<7>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:

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