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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 ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Highland:
    • 41.534812, -74.894332
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Highland
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Highland ...

We have found two communities that share the name Highland.

Within New York, the name Highland is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Wisconsin
      • Douglas County
      • This Highland is located in Douglas County and lies 895 miles [1,440.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Highland that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Highland.
      • Iowa County
      • This Highland is located in Iowa County and lies 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the west northwest of the Highland that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iowa County community of Highland.

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Fawn Lake Forest [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fawn Lake Forest
    • Fawn Lake Forest [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Highland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fawn Lake Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fawn Lake Forest
  • Forestburg [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestburg
    • Forestburg [Sullivan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Highland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestburg
  • Fowlerville [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowlerville
    • Fowlerville [Sullivan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Highland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fowlerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowlerville
  • Handsome Eddy [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handsome Eddy
    • Handsome Eddy [Sullivan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Highland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handsome Eddy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handsome Eddy
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    • Hunts Corners [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunts Corners
      • Hunts Corners [Sullivan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Highland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunts Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunts Corners
    • Knights Eddy [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knights Eddy
      • Knights Eddy [Sullivan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Highland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knights Eddy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knights Eddy
    • Lava [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lava
      • Lava [Sullivan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Highland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lava have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lava
    • Masthope [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masthope
      • Masthope [Pike County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Highland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masthope
    • Masthope Rapids [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masthope Rapids
      • Masthope Rapids [Pike County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Highland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masthope Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masthope Rapids
    • Mohican Lake [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohican Lake
      • Mohican Lake [Sullivan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Highland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mohican Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohican Lake
    • Pond Eddy [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Eddy
      • Pond Eddy [Sullivan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Highland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Eddy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pond Eddy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pond Eddy<3>
    • Smallwood [Sullivan County]
    • Squirrels Corners [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Squirrels Corners
      • Squirrels Corners [Sullivan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Highland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Squirrels Corners

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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Thomas Everett 'Tom' Burns     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1880/05/01:1892/07/22)
    • William Chauvenet     (Mathematician, professor)
    • Thomas John 'Dude' Esterbrook     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1880/05/01:1891/07/22)
    • George Inness, Jr.     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Paris (France) on January 5, 1854 (a Thursday) and died in Cragsmoor (NY) on July 27, 1926 (a Tueday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Cragsmoor is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Highland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Inness, Jr.<4>
    • Herbert 'Herb' Kalin     (Musician, singer)
    • Milton Kamen     (Actor, comic)
      • Actor, comic. He was born in Hurleyville (NY) on March 5, 1921 (a Saturday) and died in Beverly Hills (CA) on February 24, 1977 (a Thursday) at the age of 55. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hurleyville is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Highland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milton Kamen<4>
    • Joseph Bohomiel 'Joe' Lapchick     (Professional basketball)
    • Kate Williamson     (Actress)

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 beginning in Highland and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Monticello, which is the Seat of Sullivan County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Highland to Monticello, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 96 miles [154.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 214 miles [344.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,697 miles [9,168.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,409 miles [10,314.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,284 miles [6,894.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Mentions & References for Highland

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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 Sullivan County: www.co.sullivan.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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 HighlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5348, Longitude: -74.8943       In this case, the coordinates for Highland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.388 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.153 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.688 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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