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Cave Spring, Alabama
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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Cave Spring.

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How Far From Cave Spring 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 Cave Spring to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Cave Spring to Scottsboro, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 177 miles [284.9 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 564 miles [907.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,450 miles [10,380.3 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 7,162 miles [11,526.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,038 miles [8,107.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cave Spring ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Cave Spring.

Within Alabama, there are 4 communities which are also named Cave Spring. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 9 communities in the United States - with 13 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

Colbert County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, Colbert County   [Map]
Distance: About 93 miles [149.7 km] to the West

Fayette County

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

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 67 miles [107.8 km] to the West

Madison County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, 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.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Carroll County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, Carroll County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Floyd County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 65 miles [104.6 km] to the South Southeast

Kansas

Butler County

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

Kentucky

Breckinridge County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, Breckinridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 191 miles [307.4 km] to the North

Logan County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Greene County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Claiborne County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, Claiborne County   [Map]
Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the Northwest

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Virginia

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Cave Spring. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cave Spring) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cave Spring. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9081, Longitude: -85.9605     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cave Spring 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 Cave Spring 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 313.242 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.979 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.642 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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<8>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 Cave Spring, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cave Spring.



 
 
 

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