Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Mays Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mays Crossroads) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mays Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6038, Longitude: -87.9875 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Mays Crossroads have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).