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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 & 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 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:

  • Riverside [Map], which is the Seat of Riverside County, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Highland Springs to Riverside, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 406 miles [653.4 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,224 miles [3,579.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 87 days and walking would take 127 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,541 miles [12,136.1 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 8,310 miles [13,373.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,288 miles [10,119.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<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

Indiana

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Highland Springs, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,750 miles [2,816.4 km] to the East Northeast

Kentucky

Barren County

Our profile page for Highland Springs, Barren County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,742 miles [2,803.5 km] to the East Northeast

Ohio

Summit County

Our profile page for Highland Springs, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,989 miles [3,201 km] to the East Northeast

Tennessee

Grainger County

Our profile page for Highland Springs, Grainger County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,878 miles [3,022.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Henrico County

Our profile page for Highland Springs, Henrico County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,217 miles [3,567.9 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.

Cherry Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Highland Springs   [Map]
Eden   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Forest Falls   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Greensport   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Greenspot (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lakeview   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lakeview Hot Springs   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Moonlight Rim   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Owl   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Smiley Heights   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]
University Village   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [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.

Leo 'The Lip' Durocher
  Major League Baseball. He was born in West Springfield (Massachusetts) on Thursday July 27, 1905 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Monday October 7, 1991 at an age of 86. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Palm Springs [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Highland Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leo 'The Lip' Durocher<7>
 
Janet Gaynor     (Born as Laura Augusta Gainor)
  Oscar winning actress, painter. She was born in Germantown (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 6, 1905 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Friday September 14, 1984 at an age of 78. She was buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Palm Springs [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Highland Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Janet Gaynor
 
Gene Hackman     (Eugene Allen Hackman)
  Oscar winning actor, novelist. He was born in San Bernardino (California) on Thursday January 30, 1930

San Bernardino [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Highland Springs
 
Russell 'Lucky' Hayden     (Born as Hayden Michael 'Pate' Lucid)
  Actor. He was born in Chico (California) on Wednesday June 12, 1912 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Tueday June 9, 1931 at an age of 19.

Palm Springs [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Highland Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Russell 'Lucky' Hayden
 
Edith Head     (Born as Edith Claire Posener)
  Oscar winning designer. She was born in San Bernardino (California) on Thursday October 28, 1897 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday October 24, 1981 at an age of 84.

San Bernardino [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Highland Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Head
 
William Hopper     (William DeWolf Hopper, Jr.)
  Actor. He was born in New York (New York) on Tueday January 26, 1915 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Friday March 6, 1970 at an age of 55. He was buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Palm Springs [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Highland Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Hopper
 
Noble Johnson     (Noble Mark Johnson)
  Actor. He was born in Marshall (Missouri) on Monday April 18, 1881 and died in Yucaipa (California) on Monday January 9, 1978 at an age of 96.

Yucaipa [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Highland Springs
 
Guy Madison     (Born as Robert Ozell Madison)
  Actor. He was born in Pumpkin Center (California) on Thursday January 19, 1922 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Tueday February 6, 1996 at an age of 74.

Palm Springs [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Highland Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Madison
 
Eleanor Parker     (Eleanor Jean Parker)
  Actress. She was born in Cedarville (Ohio) on Monday June 26, 1922 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Monday December 9, 2013 at an age of 91.

Palm Springs [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Highland Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eleanor Parker
 
William Powell     (William Horatio Powell)
  Oscar nominated actor. He was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Friday July 29, 1892 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Monday March 5, 1984 at an age of 91.

Palm Springs [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Highland Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Powell

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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.

The official website for Riverside County: www.co.riverside.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Highland Springs. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 33.9695, Longitude: -116.9422     [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 335.153 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.816 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.882 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: findagrave.com.

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