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Village Springs, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Village 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 Village 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 Village Springs to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Village Springs to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 640 miles [1,030 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,533 miles [10,513.8 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 7,242 miles [11,654.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,119 miles [8,238.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Village Springs ...

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Village Springs.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Village Springs. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Village Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Village Springs) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Village Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Village Springs

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).

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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 Village 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 313.592 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.224 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.179 degrees.

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



 
 
 

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