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Bay Springs, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Bay 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 Bay 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 Bay Springs to:

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 130 miles [209.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Bay Springs to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 581 miles [935 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,475 miles [10,420.5 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 7,183 miles [11,559.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,060 miles [8,143.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bay Springs ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Bay Springs.

While the name Bay Springs is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Escambia County

Our profile page for Bay Springs, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the South Southwest


Jasper County

Our profile page for Bay Springs, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the Southwest

South Carolina

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Bay Springs, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the East

Sumter County

Our profile page for Bay Springs, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Bay Springs ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Billy Goat Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast of Bay Springs   [Map]
Blue Pond   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Centre   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dixon Shop   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Edwards Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Griffin   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Hopewell   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Leesburg   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Maple Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Round Mountain   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Turkey Town (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bay Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1759, Longitude: -85.7155     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bay 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 Bay 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 313.06 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.667 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.713 degrees.

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