Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Village Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Village Springs) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Village Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7584, Longitude: -86.6386 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Village Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).