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Gum Springs, Alabama
(Etowah County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Gum 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 Gum 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 Gum Springs once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Gum Springs to:

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 109 miles [175.4 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Gum Springs to Montgomery, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 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 607 miles [976.9 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,502 miles [10,464 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 7,210 miles [11,603.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,086 miles [8,185.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Gum Springs ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Gum Springs.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Gum Springs. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 17 communities in the United States - with 19 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

Blount County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 34 miles [54.7 km] to the West Northwest

Talladega County

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

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Clark County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the West

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the West

Newton County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the West Northwest

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the West

White County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, White County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Bartow County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Bartow County   [Map]
Distance: About 79 miles [127.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the Northeast

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Simpson County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the West Southwest

Winston County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Winston County   [Map]
Distance: About 177 miles [284.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Chatham County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Lawrence County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 110 miles [177 km] to the Northwest

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 82 miles [132 km] to the North Northwest

Macon County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the North

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Cass County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the West

Harrison County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the West

Rusk County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the West

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Fairfax County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the Northeast

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gum Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9320, Longitude: -86.0805     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gum 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 Gum 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 313.267 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.872 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.916 degrees.

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


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