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Blue Springs, Alabama
(Calhoun County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Blue Springs to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Blue 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 Blue Springs to:

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 101 miles [162.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Blue Springs to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>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 three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 603 miles [970.4 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 6,499 miles [10,459.1 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 7,206 miles [11,596.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,083 miles [8,180.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Blue Springs ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Blue Springs.

Within Alabama, there are 4 communities which are also named Blue Springs. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 20 communities in the United States and Canada - 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


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Barbour County

Our profile page for Blue Springs, Barbour County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the South

Blount County

Our profile page for Blue Springs, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 47 miles [75.6 km] to the West Northwest

Coosa County

Our profile page for Blue Springs, Coosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 60 miles [96.6 km] to the Southwest

Covington County

Our profile page for Blue Springs, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the South


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Bradley County

Our profile page for Blue Springs, Bradley County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the West

Garland County

Our profile page for Blue Springs, Garland County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Blue Springs   [Map]
Distance: About 2,014 miles [3,241.2 km] to the Northwest

Florida

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Blue Springs, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the Southeast

Lake County

Our profile page for Blue Springs, Lake County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Lake County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Volusia County

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

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Georgia

Brooks County

Our profile page for Blue Springs, Brooks County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the Southeast

Cobb County

Our profile page for Blue Springs, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 69 miles [111 km] to the East Northeast

Screven County

Our profile page for Blue Springs, Screven County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Mississippi

Union County

Our profile page for Blue Springs, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Jackson County

Our profile page for Blue Springs, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Gage County

Our profile page for Blue Springs, Gage County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Blue Springs, Nye County
This community is historic.
Although located in Nye County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Blue Springs   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Bradley County

Our profile page for Blue Springs, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 104 miles [167.4 km] to the North Northeast

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Blue Springs, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the North

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Blue Springs, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 109 miles [175.4 km] to the North Northeast

Roane County

Our profile page for Blue Springs, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

San Augustine County

Our profile page for Blue Springs, San Augustine County   [Map]
Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Washington County

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

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About Calhoun County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Blue Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blue 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 Blue Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blue Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7737, Longitude: -85.8402     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue 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 Blue 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 313.115 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.674 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.855 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Blue Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Blue Springs.



 
 
 

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