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Little Hope, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Little Hope.

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How Far From Little Hope to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Little Hope to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Centreville [Map], which is the Seat of Bibb County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Little Hope to Centreville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,596 miles [10,615.2 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 7,304 miles [11,754.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,181 miles [8,338 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Little Hope ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Little Hope.

While the name Little Hope is unique within Alabama, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Seminole County

Our profile page for Little Hope, Seminole County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the Southeast


Erie County

Our profile page for Little Hope, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the North Northeast


Rutherford County

Our profile page for Little Hope, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the North Northeast

Wayne County

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

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Wood County

Our profile page for Little Hope, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the West

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Waupaca County

Our profile page for Little Hope, Waupaca County   [Map]
Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Little Hope. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Little Hope) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Hope. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0073, Longitude: -87.2825     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little Hope have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Little Hope 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.931 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.512 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.595 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Little Hope.


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