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Littleton, Alabama
(Etowah County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Littleton 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 community such as Littleton to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Littleton to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 604 miles [972 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,497 miles [10,455.9 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 7,206 miles [11,596.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,083 miles [8,180.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Littleton ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Littleton.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Littleton. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 17 communities in the United States and Canada - with 17 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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Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Littleton, Arapahoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,108 miles [1,783.2 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Littleton, Schuyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the North Northwest

Iowa

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Littleton, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the North Northwest

Kansas

Sumner County

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

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Kentucky

Carter County

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

Clay County

Our profile page for Littleton, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Littleton, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,274 miles [2,050.3 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Littleton   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,255 miles [2,019.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Littleton, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Littleton, Grafton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,041 miles [1,675.3 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Littleton, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Halifax County

Our profile page for Littleton, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Highland County

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

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South Carolina

Richland County

Our profile page for Littleton, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the East

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Utah

Morgan County

Our profile page for Littleton, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,474 miles [2,372.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Sussex County

Our profile page for Littleton, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Wetzel County

Our profile page for Littleton, Wetzel County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the Northeast

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About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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 that begins in Littleton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Littleton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Littleton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0670, Longitude: -86.1330     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Littleton 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 Littleton 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 313.305 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.935 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.907 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 Littleton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Littleton.



 
 
 

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