Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Mount Sterling. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mount Sterling) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Sterling. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0938, Longitude: -88.1631 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Mount Sterling have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).