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Clear Springs, Alabama
(Etowah County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Clear Springs 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 Clear Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Clear Springs once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Clear Springs to:

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Clear Springs to Gadsden, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 112 miles [180.2 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 614 miles [988.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,507 miles [10,472 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,216 miles [11,613 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,092 miles [8,194.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Clear Springs ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Clear Springs.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Clear Springs. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 15 communities in the United States and Canada - with 16 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Blount County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest

Talladega County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 27 miles [43.5 km] to the South Southeast

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Okaloosa County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Okaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the South

Polk County

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

Walton County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the South


Graves County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Graves County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Our profile page for Clear Springs   [Map]
Distance: About 1,199 miles [1,929.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Smith County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the Southwest

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Texas County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Texas County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the Northwest

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York County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the Northeast

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Richland County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the East

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Grainger County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Grainger County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the Northeast

Greene County

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

Knox County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the Northeast

McMinn County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the Northeast

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Guadalupe County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Guadalupe County   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the West Southwest

Nacogdoches County

Our profile page for Clear Springs, Nacogdoches County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Clear Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Clear Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Clear Springs) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clear Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9815, Longitude: -86.2680     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Clear Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Clear 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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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.382 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.012 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.98 degrees.

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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 Clear Springs.