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Cedar Springs, Alabama
(Cherokee County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Cedar Springs once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Cedar Springs to:

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Cedar Springs to Centre, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 142 miles [228.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 565 miles [909.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,459 miles [10,394.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,168 miles [11,535.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,044 miles [8,117.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Cedar Springs ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Cedar Springs.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Cedar Springs. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 28 communities in the United States and Canada - with 29 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

Blount County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 73 miles [117.5 km] to the West Southwest

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 38 miles [61.2 km] to the South Southwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Graham County

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

Navajo County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, Navajo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,407 miles [2,264.3 km] to the West

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,839 miles [2,959.6 km] to the West

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, San Bernardino County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,808 miles [2,909.7 km] to the West

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Connecticut

Hartford County

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

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Georgia

Early County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, Early County   [Map]
Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the South

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Kentucky

Allen County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 177 miles [284.9 km] to the North

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Michigan

Kent County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the North

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Missouri

Cedar County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, Cedar County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Cape May County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, Cape May County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

DeBaca County

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

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Ohio

Preble County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, Preble County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the North

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Oklahoma

Major County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, Major County   [Map]
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Cedar Springs   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Clinton County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Abbeville County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, Abbeville County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the East

Charleston County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the East Southeast

Kershaw County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, Kershaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the Northeast

Madison County

Our profile page for Cedar 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.

Marion County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 66 miles [106.2 km] to the North

McMinn County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 91 miles [146.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Falls County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, Falls County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the West Southwest

Upshur County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the West

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Utah

Box Elder County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, Box Elder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,553 miles [2,499.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Fairfax County

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

Smyth County

Our profile page for Cedar Springs, Smyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the Northeast

Wythe County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Cedar Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Cedar Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cedar Springs) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cedar Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cedar Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cedar Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3051, Longitude: -85.4933     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cedar Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Cedar 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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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 312.933 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.539 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.594 degrees.

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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 Cedar Springs.



 
 
 

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