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Welcome to Highland ...

Highland is located in Tensas Parish<1>.

Highland is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Highland lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Highland: (318)

Communities Also Named Highland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Louisiana communities named Highland: This one is located in Tensas Parish and the other is located in East Carroll Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 88 communities that are also named Highland - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (3), California (2), Colorado, Connecticut (2), Florida (2), Illinois, Indiana (4), Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky (4), Maine, Maryland (4), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota (4), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Mexico, New York (2), Ohio (2), Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (6), South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee (6), Texas (6), Utah (2), Virginia (2), Washington (6), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Highland.

Communities near Highland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Highland.

  • Natchez [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natchez
    • Natchez [Adams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the south of Highland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,362 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natchez
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natchez<4>
  • Vidalia [Concordia Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vidalia
    • Vidalia [Concordia Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the south of Highland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,667 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vidalia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vidalia<4>
  • Ferriday [Concordia Parish]
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    • Ferriday [Concordia Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the south of Highland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,188 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferriday have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferriday
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferriday<4>
  • Saint Joseph [Tensas Parish]
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    • Saint Joseph [Tensas Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the east of Highland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 945 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wisner [Franklin Parish]
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      • Wisner [Franklin Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Highland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 881 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wisner have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wisner<4>
    • Clayton [Concordia Parish]
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      • Clayton [Concordia Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Highland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 623 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<4>
    • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish]
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      • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the south of Highland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 585 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
    • Gilbert [Franklin Parish]
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      • Gilbert [Franklin Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Highland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 549 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<4>
    • Waterproof [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterproof
      • Waterproof [Tensas Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the east of Highland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterproof have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterproof
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterproof<4>
    • Sicily Island [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sicily Island
      • Sicily Island [Catahoula Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the west of Highland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 438 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sicily Island have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sicily Island

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Highland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Highland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Highland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Highland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Highland. See our Newspapers Page for Highland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Highland ...

Looking for more information about Highland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Highland, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Highland.

Adding Highland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Highland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Highland was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Highland on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Louisiana (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Highland on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Louisiana

About Tensas Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Tensas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Highland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 HighlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8379, Longitude: -91.4851    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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