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Pine Springs, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Pine Springs to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Pine 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 Pine Springs to:

  • Vernon [Map], which is the Seat of Lamar County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Pine Springs to Vernon, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 154 miles [247.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,587 miles [10,600.7 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 7,301 miles [11,749.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,176 miles [8,330 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pine Springs ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Pine Springs.

While the name Pine Springs is unique within Alabama, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Apache County

Our profile page for Pine Springs, Apache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,201 miles [1,932.8 km] to the West


Grayson County

Our profile page for Pine Springs, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the North Northeast

Rowan County

Our profile page for Pine Springs, Rowan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Rowan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Washington County

Our profile page for Pine Springs, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Pine Springs, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 107 miles [172.2 km] to the South Southwest

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Torrance County

Our profile page for Pine Springs, Torrance County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km] to the West

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Atoka County

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

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Our profile page for Pine Springs   [Map]
Distance: About 916 miles [1,474.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Knox County

Our profile page for Pine Springs, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Bowie County

Our profile page for Pine Springs, Bowie County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the West

Culberson County

Our profile page for Pine Springs, Culberson County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 975 miles [1,569.1 km] to the West

Smith County

Our profile page for Pine Springs, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Pine Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pine Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9429, Longitude: -88.1523     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine 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 Pine 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 314.524 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.326 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.758 degrees.

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<7>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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<8>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 Pine Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pine Springs.


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