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Boiling Springs, Alabama
(Calhoun County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Boiling 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 Boiling 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 Boiling Springs to:

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Boiling Springs to Anniston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 96 miles [154.5 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 614 miles [988.1 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 6,509 miles [10,475.2 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 7,217 miles [11,614.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,093 miles [8,196.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Boiling Springs ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Boiling Springs.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Boiling Springs. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 9 communities in the United States - with 10 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

Arkansas

Pope County

Our profile page for Boiling Springs, Pope County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the West Northwest

New Jersey

Essex County

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

North Carolina

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Boiling Springs, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the Northeast

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Boiling Springs, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Boiling Springs, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Barnwell County

Our profile page for Boiling Springs, Barnwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the East

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Boiling Springs, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Boiling Springs, Montgomery County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the North Northwest

Putnam County

Our profile page for Boiling Springs, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the North

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Boiling Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Boiling Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boiling Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7365, Longitude: -86.0422     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boiling 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 Boiling 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 313.233 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.806 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.944 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 Boiling 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 Boiling Springs.



 
 
 

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