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Holly Springs, Alabama
(Calhoun County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Holly Springs to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Holly 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 Holly Springs to:

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Holly Springs to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 604 miles [972 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 6,501 miles [10,462.3 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 7,207 miles [11,598.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,084 miles [8,181.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Holly Springs ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Holly Springs.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Holly Springs. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 26 communities in the United States - with 27 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Conway County

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

Dallas County

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the West

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the West Northwest

White County

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

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Georgia

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the East Northeast

Jackson County

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Iowa

Woodbury County

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Woodbury County   [Map]
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the Northwest

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Louisiana

Claiborne Parish

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Claiborne Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the West

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Mississippi

Marion County

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the West Southwest

Marshall County

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Carteret County

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Carteret County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the East

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the East Northeast

Henderson County

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the Northeast

Macon County

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

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the East Northeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the East Northeast

Oconee County

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the East Northeast

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Monroe County

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the North Northeast

Overton County

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 192 miles [309 km] to the North

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Texas

Camp County

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Camp County   [Map]
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the West

Jasper County

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the West Southwest

Nacogdoches County

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Nacogdoches County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the West

Newton County

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

Van Zandt County

Our profile page for Holly Springs, Van Zandt County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the West

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Holly 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 'point-to-point' distance from Holly Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Holly Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holly Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6523, Longitude: -85.7514     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Holly 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 Holly 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 313.055 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.589 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.847 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Holly Springs.



 
 
 

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