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Dripping Springs, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Dripping 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 Dripping 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 Dripping Springs to:

  • Cullman [Map], which is the Seat of Cullman County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Dripping Springs to Cullman, 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 137 miles [220.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 638 miles [1,026.8 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 6,525 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 7,237 miles [11,646.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,113 miles [8,228.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dripping Springs ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Dripping Springs.

While the name Dripping Springs is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Arkansas

Crawford County

Our profile page for Dripping Springs, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the West Northwest

Garland County

Our profile page for Dripping Springs, Garland County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the West

New Mexico

Dona Ana County

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

Socorro County

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

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Oklahoma

Carter County

Our profile page for Dripping Springs, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the West

Delaware County

Our profile page for Dripping Springs, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Hays County

Our profile page for Dripping Springs, Hays County   [Map]
Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the West Southwest

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/

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 from Dripping Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dripping Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dripping Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2423, Longitude: -87.0045     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dripping 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 Dripping 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 313.842 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.578 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.223 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 Dripping Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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