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Little Rock, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Little Rock 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 Rock 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 Rock to:

  • Brewton [Map], which is the Seat of Escambia County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Little Rock to Brewton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,691 miles [10,768.1 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 7,392 miles [11,896.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,271 miles [8,482.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Little Rock ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Little Rock.

While the name Little Rock is unique within Alabama, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Pulaski County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the Northwest


Gem County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Gem County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,818 miles [2,925.8 km] to the Northwest


Kendall County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Kendall County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the North

La Salle County

Our profile page for Little Rock, La Salle County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the North

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Knox County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the North

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Lyon County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Lyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Bourbon County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Bourbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the North Northeast

Estill County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Estill County   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Little Rock, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the West Southwest

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Beltrami County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Beltrami County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,226 miles [1,973.1 km] to the North Northwest

Morrison County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Morrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,077 miles [1,733.3 km] to the North Northwest

Nobles County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Nobles County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Nobles County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Newton County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Newton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the Northwest

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Saline County

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

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Dillon County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Dillon County   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Rock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1146, Longitude: -87.3889     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little Rock 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 Rock 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 313.846 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.154 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.002 degrees.

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<7>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 Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Rock.


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