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Highland Village, California

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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 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:

  • Placerville [Map], which is the Seat of El Dorado County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Highland Village to Placerville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,345 miles [3,773.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 5 days, a buggy would take 92 days and walking would take 134 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,329 miles [11,794.9 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 8,096 miles [13,029.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,144 miles [9,887.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<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 California, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of California

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Montgomery County

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Distance: About 1,987 miles [3,197.8 km] to the East


Henry County

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Distance: About 2,073 miles [3,336.2 km] to the East


Monroe County

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Distance: About 1,841 miles [2,962.8 km] to the East

North Carolina

Cumberland County

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Distance: About 2,321 miles [3,735.3 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

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Distance: About 2,916 miles [4,692.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Berkeley County

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Distance: About 2,305 miles [3,709.5 km] to the East

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Denton County

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Distance: About 1,393 miles [2,241.8 km] to the East

Harris County

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Distance: About 1,563 miles [2,515.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Highland Village. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 38.7066, Longitude: -121.0719     [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 angle) to Jerusalem is 339.168 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.958 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.334 degrees.

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