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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Crystal 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 Crystal 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 Crystal Springs to:

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Crystal Springs to Anniston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 106 miles [170.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 603 miles [970.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,498 miles [10,457.5 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 7,206 miles [11,596.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,082 miles [8,178.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Crystal Springs ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Crystal Springs.

While the name Crystal Springs is unique within Alabama, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alberta

Our profile page for Crystal Springs   [Map]
Distance: About 1,908 miles [3,070.6 km] to the Northwest

Arkansas

Garland County

Our profile page for Crystal Springs, Garland County   [Map]
Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the West

Montgomery County

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

California

Nevada County

Our profile page for Crystal Springs, Nevada County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,967 miles [3,165.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Pasco County

Our profile page for Crystal Springs, Pasco County   [Map]
Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Crystal Springs, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the East Southeast

Floyd County

Our profile page for Crystal Springs, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 54 miles [86.9 km] to the Northeast

Henry County

Our profile page for Crystal Springs, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Kansas

Harper County

Our profile page for Crystal Springs, Harper County   [Map]
Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Maryland

Prince George's County

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

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Massachusetts

Bristol County

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

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Mississippi

Copiah County

Our profile page for Crystal Springs, Copiah County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

McDonald County

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

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Nevada

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Crystal Springs, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,657 miles [2,666.7 km] to the West Northwest

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North Dakota

Kidder County

Our profile page for Crystal Springs, Kidder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,144 miles [1,841.1 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Stark County

Our profile page for Crystal Springs, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Crystal Springs   [Map]
Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Forest County

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

Huntingdon County

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

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Crystal Springs   [Map]
Distance: About 1,620 miles [2,607.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Crystal Springs, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 89 miles [143.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Utah

Box Elder County

Our profile page for Crystal Springs, Box Elder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,520 miles [2,446.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Crystal Springs, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Crystal Springs, Kitsap County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,114 miles [3,402.2 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Randolph County

Our profile page for Crystal Springs, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the Northeast

Wood County

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

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crystal Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8568, Longitude: -85.9083     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crystal 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 Crystal 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 313.16 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.738 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.864 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 Crystal Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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