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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From The Highlands 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 The Highlands to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in The Highlands to:

  • San Jose [Map], which is the Seat of Santa Clara County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from The Highlands to San Jose, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,424 miles [3,901 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 95 days and walking would take 138 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,437 miles [11,968.7 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 8,204 miles [13,203.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,253 miles [10,063.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named The Highlands ...

We have found 47 communities that share the name The Highlands.

Within California, there is just one other community named The Highlands. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 46 communities in the United States and Canada - with 46 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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 British ColumbiaKentuckyNew JerseyTexas
 ColoradoLouisianaNewfoundland and LabradorUtah
 DelawareMaineNorth CarolinaVirginia
 FloridaMarylandOhioWashington
 GeorgiaMassachusettsPennsylvania 
 IdahoNew BrunswickSouth Carolina 

Alabama

Etowah County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Etowah County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,022 miles [3,254.1 km] to the East

Madison County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,975 miles [3,178.5 km] to the East

Shelby County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,989 miles [3,201 km] to the East

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,958 miles [3,151.1 km] to the East

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British Columbia

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

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Colorado

Arapahoe County

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

Denver County

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 932 miles [1,499.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Delaware

New Castle County

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

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Florida

Broward County

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

Duval County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,346 miles [3,775.5 km] to the East

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Georgia

Cobb County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,109 miles [3,394.1 km] to the East

Fayette County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,115 miles [3,403.8 km] to the East

Paulding County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,093 miles [3,368.4 km] to the East

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Idaho

Ada County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Ada County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,835 miles [2,953.1 km] to the East Northeast

DuPage County

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

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Kentucky

Fayette County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,039 miles [3,281.5 km] to the East Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,973 miles [3,175.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for The Highlands, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,834 miles [2,951.5 km] to the East

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Maine

Cumberland County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,709 miles [4,359.7 km] to the East Northeast

Piscataquis County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Piscataquis County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,726 miles [4,387.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,443 miles [3,931.6 km] to the East Northeast

Calvert County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,452 miles [3,946.1 km] to the East Northeast

Cecil County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,478 miles [3,988 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

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

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Massachusetts

Essex County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,680 miles [4,313 km] to the East Northeast

Hampden County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Hampden County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,609 miles [4,198.8 km] to the East Northeast

Middlesex County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,669 miles [4,295.3 km] to the East Northeast

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for The Highlands   [Map]
Distance: About 2,821 miles [4,540 km] to the East Northeast

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New Hampshire

Coos County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,646 miles [4,258.3 km] to the East Northeast

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New Jersey

Monmouth County

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

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for The Highlands   [Map]
Distance: About 3,194 miles [5,140.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Jackson County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,157 miles [3,471.4 km] to the East

Orange County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,363 miles [3,802.9 km] to the East

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Ohio

Clermont County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Clermont County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,038 miles [3,279.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,457 miles [3,954.2 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,373 miles [3,819 km] to the East

Greenville County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,206 miles [3,550.2 km] to the East

Horry County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,421 miles [3,896.2 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Grainger County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Grainger County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,113 miles [3,400.5 km] to the East

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Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,632 miles [2,626.4 km] to the East

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,602 miles [2,578.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Arlington County

Our profile page for The Highlands, Arlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,421 miles [3,896.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for The Highlands, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the North

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Curious and Interesting Names Near The Highlands ...

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.

Blossom Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of The Highlands   [Map]
Castro City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Champagne Fountain   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Evergreen Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Green Acres   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Greenmeadow   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Meadow Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Meridian   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Mountain View   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Neal   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Professorville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Vista Verde   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [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 The Highlands. 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.

Jerry Coleman     (Born as Gerald Francis Coleman)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in San Jose (California) on Sunday September 14, 1924 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday January 5, 2014 at an age of 89. He was buried at Miramar National Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

San Jose [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of The Highlands

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jerry Coleman<9>
 
Rosana DeSoto
  Actress. She was born in San Jose (California) on Saturday September 2, 1950

San Jose [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of The Highlands
 
Farley Granger     (Farley Earle Granger, Jr.)
  Actor. He was born in San Jose (California) on Wednesday July 1, 1925 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 27, 2011 at an age of 85.

San Jose [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of The Highlands

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Farley Granger
 
Merv Griffin     (Mervyn Edward Griffin, Jr.)
  Actor, television Host, businessman. He was born in San Mateo (California) on Monday July 6, 1925 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday August 12, 2007 at an age of 82. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Mateo [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of The Highlands

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Merv Griffin
 
Paul Terry     (Paul Houlton Terry)
  Cartoonist, director, producer, screenwriter. He was born in San Mateo (California) on Saturday February 19, 1887 and died in New York (New York) on Monday October 25, 1971 at an age of 84.

San Mateo [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of The Highlands

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Terry

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About Santa Clara County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Santa Clara County: www.sccgov.org/

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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from The Highlands. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- The Highlands) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in The Highlands. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3414, Longitude: -122.0847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for The Highlands 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 The Highlands 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 339.874 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.738 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.958 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 The Highlands 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 The Highlands, 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for The Highlands.



 
 
 

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