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Gum Springs, Alabama
(Blount County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Gum Springs to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Gum 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 Gum Springs to:

  • Oneonta [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Gum Springs to Oneonta, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 119 miles [191.5 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 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,520 miles [10,492.9 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 7,231 miles [11,637.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,107 miles [8,218.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gum Springs ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Gum Springs.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Gum Springs. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 17 communities in the United States - with 19 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

Etowah County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Etowah County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 34 miles [54.7 km] to the East Southeast

Talladega County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Talladega County
Although located in Talladega County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Clark County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the West

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the West

Newton County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the West Northwest

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the West

White County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, White County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Bartow County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Bartow County   [Map]
Distance: About 109 miles [175.4 km] to the East

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the Northeast

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Simpson County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the Southwest

Winston County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Winston County   [Map]
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Chatham County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Lawrence County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 86 miles [138.4 km] to the North Northwest

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 73 miles [117.5 km] to the North

Macon County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Cass County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the West

Harrison County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the West

Rusk County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Fairfax County

Our profile page for Gum Springs, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Gum Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gum 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 Gum Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gum Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gum Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0487, Longitude: -86.6639     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gum 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 Gum 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 313.624 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.301 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.126 degrees.

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<7>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 Gum Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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