Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Jack Wade. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jack Wade) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jack Wade. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.1542, Longitude: -141.4597 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Jack Wade have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).