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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Spring Creek.

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How Far From Spring Creek to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Spring Creek to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Spring Creek to:

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 53 miles [85.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Spring Creek to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,561 miles [10,558.9 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 7,267 miles [11,695.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,144 miles [8,278.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spring Creek ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Spring Creek.

While the name Spring Creek is unique within Alabama, we know of another 41 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the West Northwest

Lee County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the West Northwest

California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, El Dorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,904 miles [3,064.2 km] to the West Northwest

Shasta County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Shasta County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Shasta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Florida

Wakulla County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Wakulla County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the South Southeast

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Illinois

Will County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the North

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Kansas

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Chautauqua County
This community is historic.
Although located in Chautauqua County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Saline County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Saline County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Saline County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Clay County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Tangipahoa Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Minnesota

Goodhue County

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

Yellow Medicine County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Yellow Medicine County   [Map]
Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Marshall County

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

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Neshoba County   [Map]
Distance: About 146 miles [235 km] to the West

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Missouri

Phelps County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Phelps County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Elko County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,680 miles [2,703.7 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Kings County

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

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North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the East Northeast

Madison County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Caddo County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Caddo County   [Map]
Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Elk County

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

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Lehigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the North Northeast

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South Dakota

Todd County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Todd County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Henry County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the North Northwest

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the North Northwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the North Northwest

McMinn County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 191 miles [307.4 km] to the North Northeast

Perry County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the North Northwest

Warren County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the North Northeast

Wilson County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Wilson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the North

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Texas

Gillespie County

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

Hutchinson County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Hutchinson County
Although located in Hutchinson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

San Saba County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, San Saba County   [Map]
Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the West

Throckmorton County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Throckmorton County   [Map]
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the West

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,484 miles [2,388.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Walla Walla County

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

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West Virginia

Greenbrier County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Greenbrier County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Adams County

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

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The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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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 Spring Creek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spring Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0843, Longitude: -86.5375     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Creek 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 Spring Creek 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 313.49 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.013 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.283 degrees.

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<7>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 Spring Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Spring Creek.



 
 
 

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