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Little River, Alabama
(Cherokee County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Little River to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 River 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 River to:

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 137 miles [220.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Little River to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 574 miles [923.8 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 6,468 miles [10,409.2 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 7,177 miles [11,550.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,053 miles [8,132 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Little River ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Little River.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Little River. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 27 communities in the United States and Canada - with 23 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 British ColumbiaKansasMissouriSouth Carolina
 CaliforniaLouisianaNew BrunswickTennessee
 ConnecticutMaineNewfoundland and LabradorTexas
 FloridaMassachusettsNorth CarolinaVirginia
    Yukon

Arkansas

Little River County

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

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Little River, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Little River   [Map]
Distance: About 2,244 miles [3,611.4 km] to the Northwest

California

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Little River, Mendocino County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,120 miles [3,411.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Middlesex County

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

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Florida

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Little River, Miami-Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the South Southeast

Suwannee County

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

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Georgia

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Little River, Wilkes County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Kansas

McPherson County

Our profile page for Little River, McPherson County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in McPherson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rice County

Our profile page for Little River, Rice County   [Map]
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Louisiana

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Little River, Livingston Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Androscoggin County

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

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Little River, Hampden County   [Map]
Distance: About 884 miles [1,422.7 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Menominee County

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

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Missouri

New Madrid County

Our profile page for Little River, New Madrid County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Little River   [Map]
Distance: About 1,349 miles [2,171 km] to the Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Little River   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,735 miles [2,792.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Alexander County

Our profile page for Little River, Alexander County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East Northeast

Transylvania County

Our profile page for Little River, Transylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Little River   [Map]
Distance: About 1,390 miles [2,237 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Little River, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Little River, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the Northeast

Knox County

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

Monroe County

Our profile page for Little River, Monroe County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 123 miles [197.9 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Little River, Bell County   [Map]
Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Floyd County

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

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Yukon

Our profile page for Little River   [Map]
Distance: About 2,862 miles [4,605.9 km] to the Northwest

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2815, Longitude: -85.6733     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little River 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 River 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 313.04 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.659 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.672 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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<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 Little River, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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