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Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Spangler Factory. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spangler Factory) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spangler Factory. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7432, Longitude: -81.1929 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Spangler Factory have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).