Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Ball Flat. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ball Flat) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ball Flat. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0179, Longitude: -85.7339 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Ball Flat have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).