Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from New Home. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Home) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Home. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6023, Longitude: -85.6991 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for New Home have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).