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Highland Springs, California
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Introduction ...

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

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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:

  • 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


Hamilton County

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


Barren County

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


Summit County

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


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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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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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Highland Springs.