Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Phipps. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Phipps) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Phipps. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9296, Longitude: -87.5028 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Phipps have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).