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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Highland to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Highland 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 to:

  • San Bernardino [Map], which is the Seat of San Bernardino County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 388 miles [624.4 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Highland to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 22 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 16 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,235 miles [3,596.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 88 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 7,538 miles [12,131.2 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 8,307 miles [13,368.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,287 miles [10,117.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Highland ...

We have found 88 communities that share the name Highland.

Within California, there is just one other community named Highland. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 87 communities in the United States and Canada - with 87 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

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Alabama

Chilton County

Our profile page for Highland, Chilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,754 miles [2,822.8 km] to the East

Clay County

Our profile page for Highland, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,795 miles [2,888.8 km] to the East

Shelby County

Our profile page for Highland, Shelby County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Shelby County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Pike County

Our profile page for Highland, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,337 miles [2,151.7 km] to the East

Polk County

Our profile page for Highland, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,322 miles [2,127.6 km] to the East

Sharp County

Our profile page for Highland, Sharp County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,452 miles [2,336.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Highland, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the Northeast

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Connecticut

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Highland, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,450 miles [3,942.9 km] to the East Northeast

New Haven County

Our profile page for Highland, New Haven County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in New Haven County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Florida

Clay County

Our profile page for Highland, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,064 miles [3,321.7 km] to the East

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Highland, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,091 miles [3,365.1 km] to the East

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Illinois

Madison County

Our profile page for Highland, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,555 miles [2,502.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Indiana

Lake County

Our profile page for Highland, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,691 miles [2,721.4 km] to the East Northeast

Vanderburgh County

Our profile page for Highland, Vanderburgh County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,668 miles [2,684.4 km] to the East Northeast

Vermillion County

Our profile page for Highland, Vermillion County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,682 miles [2,706.9 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Highland, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,747 miles [2,811.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Iowa

Clayton County

Our profile page for Highland, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,502 miles [2,417.2 km] to the East Northeast

Wapello County

Our profile page for Highland, Wapello County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wapello County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Doniphan County

Our profile page for Highland, Doniphan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,269 miles [2,042.3 km] to the East Northeast

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Highland, Leavenworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,284 miles [2,066.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Kentucky

Carter County

Our profile page for Highland, Carter County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Carter County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Highland, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,828 miles [2,941.9 km] to the East Northeast

Simpson County

Our profile page for Highland, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,733 miles [2,789 km] to the East Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Highland, Union County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Union County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

East Carroll Parish

Our profile page for Highland, East Carroll Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,495 miles [2,406 km] to the East

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Highland, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,494 miles [2,404.4 km] to the East

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Maine

Knox County

Our profile page for Highland, Knox County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Knox County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Highland, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,207 miles [3,551.8 km] to the East Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Highland, Harford County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,267 miles [3,648.4 km] to the East Northeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Highland, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,238 miles [3,601.7 km] to the East Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Highland, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,239 miles [3,603.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Highland, Hampden County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hampden County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Highland, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,529 miles [4,070 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Oakland County

Our profile page for Highland, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,896 miles [3,051.3 km] to the East Northeast

Osceola County

Our profile page for Highland, Osceola County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,830 miles [2,945.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Minnesota

Fillmore County

Our profile page for Highland, Fillmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,504 miles [2,420.5 km] to the East Northeast

Hennepin County

Our profile page for Highland, Hennepin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hennepin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lake County

Our profile page for Highland, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,599 miles [2,573.3 km] to the Northeast

Wright County

Our profile page for Highland, Wright County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,439 miles [2,315.8 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Tishomingo County

Our profile page for Highland, Tishomingo County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Tishomingo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Missouri

Daviess County

Our profile page for Highland, Daviess County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Daviess County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Perry County

Our profile page for Highland, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,541 miles [2,480 km] to the East Northeast

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Nebraska

Hayes County

Our profile page for Highland, Hayes County
This community is historic.
Although located in Hayes County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Highland, Elko County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the North

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Highland, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the North Northeast

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New Mexico

Bernalillo County

Our profile page for Highland, Bernalillo County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bernalillo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Putnam County

Our profile page for Highland, Putnam County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Putnam County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ulster County

Our profile page for Highland, Ulster County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,387 miles [3,841.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Highland County

Our profile page for Highland, Highland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,883 miles [3,030.4 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Highland, Montgomery County
This community is historic.
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Highland   [Map]
Distance: About 2,135 miles [3,435.9 km] to the Northeast

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Highland, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the North Northwest

Marion County

Our profile page for Highland, Marion County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Marion County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Highland, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,078 miles [3,344.2 km] to the East Northeast

Beaver County

Our profile page for Highland, Beaver County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Beaver County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Berks County

Our profile page for Highland, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,279 miles [3,667.7 km] to the East Northeast

Bradford County

Our profile page for Highland, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,254 miles [3,627.5 km] to the East Northeast

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Highland, Philadelphia County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,327 miles [3,744.9 km] to the East Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Highland, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,099 miles [3,378 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Highland, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,973 miles [3,175.2 km] to the East

Orangeburg County

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

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South Dakota

Minnehaha County

Our profile page for Highland, Minnehaha County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Minnehaha County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Tennessee

Fentress County

Our profile page for Highland, Fentress County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,809 miles [2,911.3 km] to the East Northeast

Jackson County

Our profile page for Highland, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,771 miles [2,850.1 km] to the East Northeast

Obion County

Our profile page for Highland, Obion County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,591 miles [2,560.5 km] to the East Northeast

Overton County

Our profile page for Highland, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,800 miles [2,896.8 km] to the East Northeast

Sumner County

Our profile page for Highland, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,737 miles [2,795.4 km] to the East Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Highland, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,676 miles [2,697.3 km] to the East

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Texas

Dallas County

Our profile page for Highland, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,169 miles [1,881.3 km] to the East

Erath County

Our profile page for Highland, Erath County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,091 miles [1,755.8 km] to the East

Galveston County

Our profile page for Highland, Galveston County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Galveston County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Johnson County

Our profile page for Highland, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,142 miles [1,837.9 km] to the East

McLennan County

Our profile page for Highland, McLennan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,164 miles [1,873.3 km] to the East

Smith County

Our profile page for Highland, Smith County
Although located in Smith County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Highland, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the North Northeast

Utah County

Our profile page for Highland, Utah County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Virginia

Nelson County

Our profile page for Highland, Nelson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Nelson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Highland, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,047 miles [3,294.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Asotin County

Our profile page for Highland, Asotin County   [Map]
Distance: About 847 miles [1,363.1 km] to the North

Benton County

Our profile page for Highland, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 834 miles [1,342.2 km] to the North

Clark County

Our profile page for Highland, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 861 miles [1,385.6 km] to the North Northwest

Snohomish County

Our profile page for Highland, Snohomish County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Snohomish County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Spokane County

Our profile page for Highland, Spokane County   [Map]
Distance: About 936 miles [1,506.3 km] to the North

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Highland, Walla Walla County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Walla Walla County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Highland, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,061 miles [3,316.9 km] to the East Northeast

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Highland, Ritchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,019 miles [3,249.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Iowa County

Our profile page for Highland, Iowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,564 miles [2,517 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Highland ...

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.

Amber Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Highland   [Map]
Arrowhead   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Cottage Gardens   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Crown Jewel   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Garden Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Harlem Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Marigold   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mound City (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Nevada   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunkist   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
University Village   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Valley Gardens   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Warm Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [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. 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.

Dale Evans     (Born as Frances Octavia Smith)
  Actress, singer, author. She was born in Uvalde (Texas) on Thursday October 31, 1912 and died in Apple Valley (California) on Wednesday February 7, 2001 at an age of 88. She was buried at Sunset Hills Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California) [Map].

Apple Valley [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Highland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dale Evans<9>
 
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 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Highland
 
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 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Highland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Head
 
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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Highland
 
Roy Rogers     (Born as Leonard Franklin Slye)
  Actor, singer. He was born in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Sunday November 5, 1911 and died in Apple Valley (California) on Monday July 6, 1998 at an age of 86. He was buried at Sunset Hills Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California) [Map].

Apple Valley [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Highland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Rogers
 
Skip Young     (Born as Ronald Plumstead)
  Actor. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Friday March 14, 1930 and died in Apple Valley (California) on Wednesday March 17, 1993 at an age of 63. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Apple Valley [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Highland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Skip Young

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About San Bernardino County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Highland: www.ci.highland.ca.us/

The official website for San Bernardino County: www.sbcounty.gov/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1286, Longitude: -117.2088     [Map].

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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 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 335.395 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.121 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.036 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Highland could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Highland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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