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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Highland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Highland and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Highland and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Highland. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Highland.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Lake County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Lake County sighting report from eBird.

Since Highland is near Saint Louis County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:

Sighting report for Saint Louis County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Highland.

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 community 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 and extending to:

  • Two Harbors [Map], which is the Seat of Lake County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Highland to Two Harbors, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 168 miles [270.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,059 miles [9,751 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,815 miles [10,967.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,730 miles [7,612.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Highland ...

We have found 88 communities that share the name Highland.

Within Minnesota, there are 3 communities which are also named Highland. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 85 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 Minnesota

Communities outside of Minnesota


Other Communities Located In Minnesota

Fillmore County

Our profile page for Highland, Fillmore County   [Map]

Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the South.

Hennepin County

Our profile page for Highland, Hennepin County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Hennepin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wright County

Our profile page for Highland, Wright County   [Map]

Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the Southwest.


Communities Outside of Minnesota

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IowaMissouriSouth Carolina 

Alabama

Chilton County

Our profile page for Highland, Chilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,029 miles [1,656 km] to the South Southeast.

Clay County

Our profile page for Highland, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Shelby County

Our profile page for Highland, Shelby County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the South.

Polk County

Our profile page for Highland, Polk County   [Map]

Distance: About 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the South.

Sharp County

Our profile page for Highland, Sharp County   [Map]

Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the South.

California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Highland, San Bernardino County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,599 miles [2,573.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Santa Cruz County

Our profile page for Highland, Santa Cruz County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,682 miles [2,706.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Highland, Boulder County   [Map]

Distance: About 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Connecticut

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Highland, Middlesex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,011 miles [1,627 km] to the East Southeast.

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.

Florida

Clay County

Our profile page for Highland, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,287 miles [2,071.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Highland, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,417 miles [2,280.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Illinois

Madison County

Our profile page for Highland, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the South.

Indiana

Lake County

Our profile page for Highland, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the South Southeast.

Vanderburgh County

Our profile page for Highland, Vanderburgh County   [Map]

Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Vermillion County

Our profile page for Highland, Vermillion County   [Map]

Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Highland, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Iowa

Clayton County

Our profile page for Highland, Clayton County   [Map]

Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the South.

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.

Kansas

Doniphan County

Our profile page for Highland, Doniphan County   [Map]

Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the South Southwest.

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Highland, Leavenworth County   [Map]

Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the South Southwest.

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 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Simpson County

Our profile page for Highland, Simpson County   [Map]

Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the South Southeast.

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.

Louisiana

East Carroll Parish

Our profile page for Highland, East Carroll Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 991 miles [1,594.9 km] to the South.

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Highland, Tensas Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 1,061 miles [1,707.5 km] to the South.

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.

Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Highland, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Harford County

Our profile page for Highland, Harford County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Howard County

Our profile page for Highland, Howard County   [Map]

Distance: About 924 miles [1,487 km] to the East Southeast.

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Highland, Prince George's County   [Map]

Distance: About 935 miles [1,504.7 km] to the East Southeast.

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 1,060 miles [1,705.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Michigan

Oakland County

Our profile page for Highland, Oakland County   [Map]

Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the Southeast.

Osceola County

Our profile page for Highland, Osceola County   [Map]

Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the East Southeast.

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.

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 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the South.

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.

Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Highland, Elko County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,287 miles [2,071.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Highland, Lincoln County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,318 miles [2,121.1 km] to the West Southwest.

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.

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 950 miles [1,528.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Ohio

Highland County

Our profile page for Highland, Highland County   [Map]

Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the Southeast.

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.

Ontario

Our profile page for Highland   [Map]

Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the East.

Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Highland, Clackamas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,462 miles [2,352.9 km] to the West.

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.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Highland, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the Southeast.

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 910 miles [1,464.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Bradford County

Our profile page for Highland, Bradford County   [Map]

Distance: About 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Highland, Philadelphia County   [Map]

Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Highland, Westmoreland County   [Map]

Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the Southeast.

South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Highland, Greenville County   [Map]

Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Highland, Orangeburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,101 miles [1,771.9 km] to the Southeast.

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.

Tennessee

Fentress County

Our profile page for Highland, Fentress County   [Map]

Distance: About 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the South Southeast.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Highland, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the South Southeast.

Obion County

Our profile page for Highland, Obion County   [Map]

Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the South.

Overton County

Our profile page for Highland, Overton County   [Map]

Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the South Southeast.

Sumner County

Our profile page for Highland, Sumner County   [Map]

Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the South Southeast.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Highland, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 847 miles [1,363.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Texas

Dallas County

Our profile page for Highland, Dallas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the South Southwest.

Erath County

Our profile page for Highland, Erath County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km] to the South Southwest.

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 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km] to the South Southwest.

McLennan County

Our profile page for Highland, McLennan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km] to the South Southwest.

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.

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Highland, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,104 miles [1,776.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Utah County

Our profile page for Highland, Utah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,100 miles [1,770.3 km] to the West Southwest.

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 892 miles [1,435.5 km] to the Southeast.

Washington

Asotin County

Our profile page for Highland, Asotin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,194 miles [1,921.6 km] to the West.

Benton County

Our profile page for Highland, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,293 miles [2,080.9 km] to the West.

Clark County

Our profile page for Highland, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,460 miles [2,349.6 km] to the West.

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 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km] to the West Northwest.

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.

West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Highland, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the Southeast.

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Highland, Ritchie County   [Map]

Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the Southeast.

Wisconsin

Iowa County

Our profile page for Highland, Iowa County   [Map]

Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the South Southeast.

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.

Beaver Crossing   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East of Highland   [Map]

Castle Danger   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Greenwood Junction   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Jordan   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Knife River   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the South   [Map]

London   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Silver Creek   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Two Harbors   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Waldo   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Minnesota

About Lake County

About Minnesota

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 Lake County: www.lakecnty.com/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2049, Longitude: -91.7193     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Highland 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 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 317.169 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.183 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.148 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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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