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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Big Springs.

This page contains two sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Big Springs to:

  • Wedowee [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Big Springs to Wedowee, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 602 miles [968.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,500 miles [10,460.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,203 miles [11,592.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,081 miles [8,177.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Big Springs ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Big Springs.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Big Springs. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 21 communities in the United States - with 22 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Coconino County

Our profile page for Big Springs, Coconino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,542 miles [2,481.6 km] to the West Northwest

Arkansas

Stone County

Our profile page for Big Springs, Stone County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Stone County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

California

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Big Springs, Siskiyou County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,095 miles [3,371.6 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Troup County

Our profile page for Big Springs, Troup County   [Map]
Distance: About 30 miles [48.3 km] to the Southeast

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Idaho

Fremont County

Our profile page for Big Springs, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,585 miles [2,550.8 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Boone County

Our profile page for Big Springs, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the North

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Kansas

Douglas County

Our profile page for Big Springs, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Clay County

Our profile page for Big Springs, Clay County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Clay County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nebraska

Deuel County

Our profile page for Big Springs, Deuel County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,064 miles [1,712.3 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Sussex County

Our profile page for Big Springs, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Logan County

Our profile page for Big Springs, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the North

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South Carolina

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Big Springs, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Union County

Our profile page for Big Springs, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Big Springs, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the North Northeast

Dickson County

Our profile page for Big Springs, Dickson County   [Map]
Distance: About 231 miles [371.8 km] to the North Northwest

Hancock County

Our profile page for Big Springs, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the North Northeast

Madison County

Our profile page for Big Springs, Madison County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Madison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Overton County

Our profile page for Big Springs, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the North

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Big Springs, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Rusk County

Our profile page for Big Springs, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the West

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West Virginia

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Big Springs, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Big Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Big Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2826, Longitude: -85.3063     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Big Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Big Springs to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 312.772 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.21 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.755 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Big Springs.



 
 
 

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