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1890 Communities Near Highlands ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Highlands in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Highlands.

Alameda   (Alameda County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Highlands
 - 1895 population of 11,165 people (with 78,906 people in 2016)
 - Alameda had a post office and railroad service
 
Alvarado   (Alameda County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Alvarado was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Highlands
 - 1895 population of 642 people
 - Alvarado had a post office and railroad service
 
Baden   (San Mateo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Highlands
 - Baden had railroad service and no post office
 
Belmont   (San Mateo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Highlands
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 27,081 people in 2016)
 - Belmont had a post office and railroad service
 
Fair Oaks   (San Mateo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Highlands
 - Fair Oaks had railroad service and no post office
 
Half Moon Bay   (San Mateo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Highlands
 - 1895 population of 784 people (with 12,697 people in 2016)
 - Half Moon Bay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mayfield   (Santa Clara County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Highlands
 - 1895 population of 821 people
 - Mayfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Melrose   (Alameda County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Highlands
 - Melrose had a post office and railroad service
 
Menlo Park   (San Mateo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Highlands
 - 1895 population of 385 people (with 33,888 people in 2016)
 - Menlo Park had a post office and railroad service
 
Millbrae   (San Mateo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Highlands
 - 1895 population of 243 people (with 22,661 people in 2016)
 - Millbrae had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Eden   (Alameda County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Highlands
 - 1895 population of 155 people
 - Mount Eden had a post office and railroad service
 
Mountain View   (Santa Clara County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Highlands
 - 1895 population of 921 people (with 80,447 people in 2016)
 - Mountain View had a post office and railroad service
 
Newark   (Alameda County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Highlands
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 45,810 people in 2016)
 - Newark had a post office and railroad service
 
Palo Alto   (Santa Clara County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Highlands
 - Palo Alto had railroad service and no post office
 
Pescadero   (San Mateo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) from Highlands
 - 1895 population of 221 people
 - Pescadero had a post office and no railroad service
 
Redwood City   (San Mateo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Highlands
 - 1895 population of 1,572 people (with 84,950 people in 2016)
 - Redwood City had a post office and railroad service
 
San Bruno   (San Mateo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Highlands
 - San Bruno had railroad service and no post office
 
San Carlos   (San Mateo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Highlands
 - San Carlos had railroad service and no post office
 
San Francisco   (San Francisco County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Highlands
 - 1895 population of 298,997 people (with 870,887 people in 2016)
 - San Francisco had a post office and railroad service
 
San Gregorio   (San Mateo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Highlands
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - San Gregorio had a post office and no railroad service
 
San Leandro   (Alameda County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Highlands
 - 1895 population of 1,879 people (with 90,465 people in 2016)
 - San Leandro had a post office and railroad service
 
San Lorenzo   (Alameda County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Highlands
 - 1895 population of 198 people
 - San Lorenzo had a post office and railroad service
 
San Mateo   (San Mateo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Highlands
 - 1895 population of 1,016 people (with 103,959 people in 2016)
 - San Mateo had a post office and railroad service
 
Searsville   (San Mateo County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Searsville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Highlands
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Searsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodside   (San Mateo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Highlands
 - 1895 population of 205 people (with 5,551 people in 2016)
 - Woodside had a post office and no railroad service

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The official website for San Mateo County: www.co.sanmateo.ca.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Highlands, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Highlands. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Highlands) 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 Highlands. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Highlands

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highlands. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5199, Longitude: -122.3439     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Highlands have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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