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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Cave Spring.

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How Far From Cave Spring 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 city such as Cave Spring to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Cave Spring to:

  • Rome [Map], which is the Seat of Floyd County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Cave Spring to Rome, with an average speed<2> 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.
  • Atlanta [Map], which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 59 miles [95 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 566 miles [910.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,462 miles [10,399.6 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 7,169 miles [11,537.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,046 miles [8,120.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cave Spring ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Cave Spring.

While the name Cave Spring is unique within Georgia, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Georgia

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Colbert County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, Colbert County   [Map]
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the West Northwest

Fayette County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, Fayette County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Fayette County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 65 miles [104.6 km] to the North Northwest

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 112 miles [180.2 km] to the West Northwest

Madison County

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

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Carroll County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, Carroll County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Butler County

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

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Breckinridge County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, Breckinridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the North Northwest

Logan County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Greene County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Claiborne County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, Claiborne County   [Map]
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the North Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the Northwest

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Roanoke County

Our profile page for Cave Spring, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Cave Spring ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bauxite (AL)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest of Cave Spring   [Map]
Cedartown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Chubbtown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Fearing (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Friendship   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Grantville (AL) (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Kirk's Grove (AL)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lake Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Neals Ferry   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Prior   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Radio Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Relay   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Sandy Springs (AL)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Six Mile   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Yancey (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Cave Spring. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd     (Born as Charles Arthur Floyd)
  Crime figure. He was born in Adairsville (Georgia) on Wednesday February 3, 1904 and died in East Liverpool (Ohio) on Monday October 22, 1934 at an age of 30. He was buried at Akins Cemetery (Sequoyah County, Oklahoma) [Map].

Adairsville [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Cave Spring

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd<9>
Willard Lee Nixon
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Taylorsville (Georgia) on Sunday June 17, 1928 and died in Rome (Georgia) on Thursday December 14, 2000 at an age of 72. He was buried at East View Cemetery (Floyd County, Georgia) [Map].

Taylorsville [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Cave Spring

Rome [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Cave Spring

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willard Lee Nixon

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Georgia

About Floyd County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Floyd County:

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cave Spring. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1079, Longitude: -85.3386     [Map].

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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 Cave Spring 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 312.832 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.394 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.578 degrees.

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<7>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Cave Spring could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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 Cave Spring, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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