Highland, Missouri

Summary

Highland is an unincorporated community in Cinque Hommes Township in Perry County, Missouri, United States.

Highland, Missouri
Location of Perry County, Missouri
Location of Perry County, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°39′52″N 89°53′29″W / 37.66444°N 89.89139°W / 37.66444; -89.89139Coordinates: 37°39′52″N 89°53′29″W / 37.66444°N 89.89139°W / 37.66444; -89.89139
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyPerry
TownshipCinque Hommes
Elevation
666 ft (203 [1] m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63775
Area code(s)573
FIPS code29-32050 [2]
GNIS feature ID719560 [2]

HistoryEdit

Highland's name is topographical and was named after a nearby creek. It is located in the north-central part of Cinque Hommes Township. A post office was maintained there between 1891 – 1904.[3]

The community has a Catholic church, St. Joseph parish, which was founded in 1870.[4]

GeographyEdit

Highland is located four and one-half miles southwest of Perryville.[5]

Notable personEdit

  • Vincent Joseph Dunker (1878–1974), a photographer, inventor, and camera manufacturer was born in Highland, Missouri

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ cartographic.info http://cartographic.info/usa/map.php?id=719560
  2. ^ a b Roadside Thoughts.com http://www.roadsidethoughts.com/mo/highland-xx-perry-misc.htm
  3. ^ State Historical Society of Missouri: Perry County Place Names http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay_perry.html
  4. ^ Archdiocese of St. Louis http://archstl.org/app/directory/parishes/1000179
  5. ^ A Directory of Towns, Villages, and Hamlets Past and Present of Perry County, Missouri "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-03. Retrieved 2013-11-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)