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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 Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Highland Springs 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 Springs:
    • 37.545979, -77.327671
    • 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 Springs
  • 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 Springs ...

We have found six communities that share the name Highland Springs.

Within Virginia, the name Highland Springs is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Lake County
      • This Highland Springs is located in Lake County and lies 2,447 miles [3,938.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Highland Springs that is located in Henrico County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Highland Springs.
      • Riverside County
      • This Highland Springs is located in Riverside County and lies 2,217 miles [3,567.9 km] to the west of the Highland Springs that is located in Henrico County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Riverside County community of Highland Springs.
    • Indiana
      • Hamilton County
      • This Highland Springs is located in Hamilton County and lies 491 miles [790.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Highland Springs that is located in Henrico County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Highland Springs.
    • Kentucky
      • Barren County
      • This Highland Springs is located in Barren County and lies 478 miles [769.3 km]<1> to the west of the Highland Springs that is located in Henrico County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barren County community of Highland Springs.
    • Ohio
      • Summit County
      • This Highland Springs is located in Summit County and lies 338 miles [544 km]<1> to the northwest of the Highland Springs that is located in Henrico County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Highland Springs.
    • Tennessee
      • Grainger County
      • This Highland Springs is located in Grainger County and lies 360 miles [579.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Highland Springs that is located in Henrico County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grainger County community of Highland Springs.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Highland Springs ...

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.

  • Cold Harbor Farms [Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Harbor Farms
    • Cold Harbor Farms [Hanover County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Highland Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Harbor Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Harbor Farms
  • Fair Oaks [Henrico County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Oaks
    • Fair Oaks [Henrico County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Highland Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Oaks
  • Gilbert Gardens [Henrico County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert Gardens
    • Gilbert Gardens [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Highland Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert Gardens
  • Heckler Village [Henrico County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heckler Village
    • Heckler Village [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Highland Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heckler Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heckler Village
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lee Park [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Park
      • Lee Park [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Park
    • Lewis Gardens [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis Gardens
      • Lewis Gardens [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis Gardens
    • Sandston Highland [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandston Highland
      • Sandston Highland [Henrico County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandston Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandston Highland
    • Seven Pines [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Pines
      • Seven Pines [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Pines
    • Virginia Heights [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Heights
      • Virginia Heights [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Heights
    • Woodlawn Terrace [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn Terrace
      • Woodlawn Terrace [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn Terrace

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 Springs. 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 ...
    • Edmund Archer     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Richmond (VA) on September 28, 1904 (a Wednesday) and died in Richmond (VA) on July 13, 1986 (a Sunday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Highland Springs.
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Highland Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Archer<3>
    • Clarence H. Bassett     (Singer)
    • John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Richmond (VA) on March 20, 1891 (a Friday) and died in Richmond (VA) on September 8, 1941 (a Monday) at the age of 50. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Highland Springs.
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Highland Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling<3>
    • Jim Bridger     (Frontiersman, explorer)
    • John Mitchell Brooks     (Civil rights activist)
      • Civil rights activist. He was born in Braddock (PA) on September 1, 1917 (a Saturday) and died in Richmond (VA) on August 8, 1980 (a Friday) at the age of 62. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Highland Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Mitchell Brooks<3>
    • James Branch Cabell     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Richmond (VA) on April 14, 1879 (a Monday) and died in Richmond (VA) on May 5, 1958 (a Monday) at the age of 79. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Highland Springs.
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Highland Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Branch Cabell<3>
    • Edith Elliott Lindeman Calisch     (Journalist, lyricist)
    • Alan Campbell     (Screenwriter, actor)
      • Screenwriter, actor. He was born in Richmond (VA) on February 21, 1904 (a Sunday) and died in West Hollywood (CA) on June 14, 1963 (a Friday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Hebrew Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Highland Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alan Campbell<3>
    • Joseph Cotton     (Actor)
      • Full name: Joseph Cheshire Cotton, Jr.
      • Actor. He was born in Petersburg (VA) on May 15, 1905 (a Monday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on February 6, 1994 (a Sunday) at the age of 88. He is buried at Blandford Cemetery (Petersburg City, Virginia).
      • Petersburg is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Highland Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Cotton<3>
    • Joseph Cotton     (Actor)
      • Full name: Joseph Cheshire Cotton, Jr.
      • Actor. He was born in Petersburg (VA) on May 15, 1905 (a Monday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on February 6, 1994 (a Sunday) at the age of 88. He is buried at Blandford Cemetery (Petersburg City, Virginia).
      • Petersburg is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Highland Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Cotton<3>
    • Arthur Dawson     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Crewe (England) on March 9, 1858 (a Tueday) and died in Richmond (VA) on August 22, 1922 (a Tueday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Highland Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Dawson<3>
    • Jimmy Dean     (Singer, actor, TV Host, businessman)
      • Full name: Jimmy Ray Dean
      • Singer, actor, TV Host, businessman. He was born in Olton (TX) on August 10, 1928 (a Friday) and died in Varina (VA) on June 13, 2010 (a Sunday) at the age of 81.
      • Varina is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Highland Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Dean<3>
    • Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Richmond (VA) on October 23, 1940 (a Wednesday) and died in Richmond (VA) on June 19, 2000 (a Monday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Highland Springs.
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Highland Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge<3>

How Far From Highland Springs 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 Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Highland Springs and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies just to the west (W).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 94 miles [151.3 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Highland Springs to White House, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,967 miles [9,603 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,667 miles [10,729.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,546 miles [7,316.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Henrico County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Henrico County: www.co.henrico.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.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 from Point A (ie- Highland Springs) 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 Springs. 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 Highland SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highland Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5460, Longitude: -77.3277    
<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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Springs to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.135 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.512 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.342 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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