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Cold Springs, Alabama
(Elmore County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Cold 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 Cold 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 Cold Springs to:

  • Wetumpka [Map], which is the Seat of Elmore County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Cold Springs to Wetumpka, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,576 miles [10,583 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 7,280 miles [11,716 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,158 miles [8,301 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cold Springs ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Cold Springs.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Cold Springs. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 33 communities in the United States and Canada - with 33 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

Cullman County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Cullman County   [Map]
Distance: About 102 miles [164.2 km] to the North Northwest

Morgan County

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Saline County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Saline County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the West Northwest

California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, El Dorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,968 miles [3,167.2 km] to the West Northwest

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,923 miles [3,094.8 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Turner County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Turner County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Indiana

Dearborn County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Dearborn County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the North

Steuben County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the North

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Kansas

Doniphan County

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

Ness County

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

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Kentucky

Carter County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the North Northeast

Meade County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Meade County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the North

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Cold Springs
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Cheboygan County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Cheboygan County   [Map]
Distance: About 892 miles [1,435.5 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Covington County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the West Southwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Benton County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Churchill County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Churchill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,809 miles [2,911.3 km] to the West Northwest

Washoe County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Washoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,924 miles [3,096.4 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Onondaga County   [Map]
Distance: About 910 miles [1,464.5 km] to the North Northeast

Seneca County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Seneca County   [Map]
Distance: About 869 miles [1,398.5 km] to the North Northeast

Steuben County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Burke County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Burke County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the Northeast

Cabarrus County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Cabarrus County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Ashtabula County   [Map]
Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the North Northeast

Clark County

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

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Oklahoma

Kiowa County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Kiowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Umatilla County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Umatilla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,959 miles [3,152.7 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the North Northeast

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Cumberland County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the North Northeast

Hawkins County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Hawkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Coryell County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, Coryell County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the West

Uvalde County

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

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Wisconsin

La Crosse County

Our profile page for Cold Springs, La Crosse County   [Map]
Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Elmore County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cold Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6090, Longitude: -86.3680     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cold 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 Cold 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 313.359 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.795 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.316 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 Cold Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cold Springs.



 
 
 

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