Introduction to Highland, Illinois
Highland, Illinois, in Madison county, is 33 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri. The It is located in the Saint Louis metropolitan area. Highland’s population is 8,438.
The first European settlers in Highland were Swiss-German immigrants, who arrived in the early 1800s. The city was originally given the name Helvetia by the city's founding members. In the early 20th century, its name was changed to the English form of the word, Highland.
Highland and nearby Attractions
- Alton Museum of History and Art
- Cahokia Mounds
- South Shore State Park
- Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary
- Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area
Things To Do In Highland
Nearby museums include the Alton Museum of History and Art, the Erwin H. Weder Museum and the Collinsville Historical Museum. The Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area, the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, the South Shore State Park, the Korte Recreation Center and the Gateway Arch are some popular local attractions. Local historic sites include Cahokia Mounds, the Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, the Chatillon-Demenil Mansion and Campbell House.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is located nearby.
Highland Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Southern Illinois University, Southwestern Illinois College, Lewis and Clark Community College and Saint Louis University.