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Mineral Springs, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Mineral 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 Mineral 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 Mineral Springs to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Mineral 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 three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,549 miles [10,539.6 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 7,259 miles [11,682.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,135 miles [8,264 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mineral Springs ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Mineral Springs.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Mineral Springs. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 25 communities in the United States and Canada - with 25 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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 IndianaNew YorkSouth Carolina 

Arkansas

Franklin County

Our profile page for Mineral Springs, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the West Northwest

Howard County

Our profile page for Mineral Springs, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the West

Florida

Santa Rosa County

Our profile page for Mineral Springs, Santa Rosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the South

Georgia

Chattooga County

Our profile page for Mineral Springs, Chattooga County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 99 miles [159.3 km] to the Northeast

Pickens County

Our profile page for Mineral Springs, Pickens County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Pickens County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Illinois

Whiteside County

Our profile page for Mineral Springs, Whiteside County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Kosciusko County

Our profile page for Mineral Springs, Kosciusko County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the North

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Kansas

Osage County

Our profile page for Mineral Springs, Osage County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the Northwest

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Louisiana

Lincoln Parish

Our profile page for Mineral Springs, Lincoln Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the West

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Mineral Springs, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Mississippi

Smith County

Our profile page for Mineral Springs, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the Southwest

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New Mexico

Valencia County

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

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New York

Schoharie County

Our profile page for Mineral Springs, Schoharie County   [Map]
Distance: About 917 miles [1,475.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Anson County

Our profile page for Mineral Springs, Anson County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the East Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Mineral Springs, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Mineral Springs, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Mineral Springs   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Mineral Springs, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Marion County

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

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Tennessee

Marion County

Our profile page for Mineral Springs, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the Northeast

Overton County

Our profile page for Mineral Springs, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Mineral Springs, Caldwell County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the West Southwest

Panola County

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

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Virginia

Warren County

Our profile page for Mineral Springs, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Wayne County

Our profile page for Mineral Springs, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mineral Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6262, Longitude: -86.8786     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mineral 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 Mineral 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 313.729 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.363 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.304 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 Mineral Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Mineral Springs.



 
 
 

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