Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Samoset. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Samoset) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Samoset. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7365, Longitude: -87.1275 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Samoset have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).