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Little Italy, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Little Italy 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 Italy 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 Italy to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Little Italy to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,555 miles [10,549.2 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 7,264 miles [11,690.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,140 miles [8,272 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Little Italy ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Little Italy.

While the name Little Italy is unique within Alabama, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Perry County

Our profile page for Little Italy, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the West Northwest


San Francisco County

Our profile page for Little Italy, San Francisco County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,002 miles [3,221.9 km] to the West Northwest


Penobscot County

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


Baltimore City

Our profile page for Little Italy, Baltimore City   [Map]
Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the Northeast

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Scott County

Our profile page for Little Italy, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the West Southwest

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New York County

Our profile page for Little Italy, New York County   [Map]
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the Northeast

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Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Little Italy, Cuyahoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Bucks County

Our profile page for Little Italy, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the Northeast

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Clay County

Our profile page for Little Italy, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the Northeast

Randolph County

Our profile page for Little Italy, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Little Italy. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Little Italy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Italy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5162, Longitude: -86.8900     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little Italy 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 Italy 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 313.729 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.348 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.332 degrees.

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