Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Roberson Beach. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Roberson Beach) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roberson Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7654, Longitude: -87.2867 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Roberson Beach have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).