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A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Clear Springs, Alabama
(Blount County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Clear 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 Clear 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 Clear Springs to:

  • Oneonta [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 106 miles [170.6 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Clear 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 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,525 miles [10,501 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 7,234 miles [11,642 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,111 miles [8,225.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Clear Springs ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Clear Springs.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Clear Springs. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 15 communities in the United States and Canada - with 16 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

Etowah County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Etowah County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast

Talladega County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southeast

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Okaloosa County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Okaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the South

Polk County

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

Walton County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the South


Graves County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Graves County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Our profile page for Clear Springs   [Map]
Distance: About 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Smith County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the Southwest

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Texas County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Texas County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the Northwest

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York County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the Northeast

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Richland County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the East

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Grainger County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Grainger County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the Northeast

Greene County

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

Knox County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the Northeast

McMinn County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the Northeast

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Guadalupe County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Guadalupe County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the West Southwest

Nacogdoches County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Nacogdoches County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Clear Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Clear Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clear Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8634, Longitude: -86.5642     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Clear 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 Clear 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 313.554 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.193 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.126 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 Clear 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 Clear Springs.


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