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Chalybeate Springs, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Chalybeate Springs to ...

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

  • Moulton [Map], which is the Seat of Lawrence County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 162 miles [260.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Chalybeate Springs to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,519 miles [10,491.3 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 7,233 miles [11,640.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,108 miles [8,220.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chalybeate Springs ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Chalybeate Springs.

While the name Chalybeate Springs is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Stone County

Our profile page for Chalybeate Springs, Stone County   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the West Northwest

Yell County

Our profile page for Chalybeate Springs, Yell County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the West


Meriwether County

Our profile page for Chalybeate Springs, Meriwether County   [Map]
Distance: About 192 miles [309 km] to the Southeast


Edmonson County

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

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Harnett County

Our profile page for Chalybeate Springs, Harnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chalybeate Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5650, Longitude: -87.2262     [Map].

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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 Chalybeate 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 313.995 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.80 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.244 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 Chalybeate Springs.


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