Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Payne Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Payne Ferry) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Payne Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7023, Longitude: -87.1436 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Payne Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).