Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Red Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Red Springs) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0299, Longitude: -88.2711 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Red Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).