Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Self Creek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Self Creek) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Self Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7820, Longitude: -86.7505 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Self Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).