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Good Springs, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Good 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 Good Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Good Springs once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Good Springs to:

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Good Springs to Tuscumbia, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 190 miles [305.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,552 miles [10,544.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,268 miles [11,696.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,144 miles [8,278.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Good Springs ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Good Springs.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Good Springs. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 1 communities in the United States - with 3 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

Franklin County

Our profile page for Good Springs, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Southeast

Limestone County

Our profile page for Good Springs, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 56 miles [90.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Rusk County

Our profile page for Good Springs, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Good Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Good Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Good Springs) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Good Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Good Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Good Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6343, Longitude: -88.1142     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Good Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Good 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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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.545 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.445 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.599 degrees.

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


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