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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 & 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 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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Alabama

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Highland Village, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,987 miles [3,197.8 km] to the East

Georgia

Henry County

Our profile page for Highland Village, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,073 miles [3,336.2 km] to the East

Indiana

Monroe County

Our profile page for Highland Village, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,841 miles [2,962.8 km] to the East

North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Highland Village, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,321 miles [3,735.3 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Highland Village   [Map]
Distance: About 2,916 miles [4,692.8 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Highland Village, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,305 miles [3,709.5 km] to the East

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Texas

Denton County

Our profile page for Highland Village, Denton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,393 miles [2,241.8 km] to the East

Harris County

Our profile page for Highland Village, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,563 miles [2,515.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Highland Village ...

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.

Crown Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest of Highland Village   [Map]
El Dorado Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Equestrian Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Green Springs Ranch   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Green Springs Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Marina Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Mormon Island (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Oak Tree Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Stonegate Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Summit Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Winterhaven Village   -   Less than 2 miles 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 Village. 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.

Wally Albright     (Born as Walton Algernon Albright, Jr.)
  Actor. He was born in Burbank (California) on Thursday September 3, 1925 and died in Sacramento (California) on Saturday August 7, 1999 at an age of 73. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Sacramento [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Highland Village

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wally Albright<7>
 
Charles Bruce Edwards
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Quincy (Illinois) on Sunday July 15, 1923 and died in Sacramento (California) on Friday April 25, 1975 at an age of 51. He was buried at Sacramento Memorial Lawn Cemetery (Sacramento County, California) [Map].

Sacramento [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Highland Village

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Bruce Edwards
 
Brie Larson     (Born as Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers)
  Oscar winning actress, filmmaker, musician. She was born in Sacramento (California) on Sunday October 1, 1989

Sacramento [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Highland Village

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About El Dorado County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for El Dorado County: www.co.el-dorado.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 starting from Highland Village. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), 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: 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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<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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