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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Little Nashville 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 Nashville 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 Nashville to:

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Little Nashville to Scottsboro, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 164 miles [263.9 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 582 miles [936.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,469 miles [10,410.8 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 7,181 miles [11,556.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,057 miles [8,138.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Little Nashville ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Berrys (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East of Little Nashville   [Map]
Dry Cove (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Greenfield   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hollytree   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Maysville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Mud Creek (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Paint Rock   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pikeville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasant Groves   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Rocky Ridge   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Skyline   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sublett Mill   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Little Nashville. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Tallulah Bankhead     (Tallulah Brockman Bankhead)
  Actress. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday January 31, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday December 12, 1968 at an age of 66.

Huntsville [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Little Nashville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<7>
 
Harry Rhett Townes
  Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday September 18, 1914 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday May 23, 2001 at an age of 86. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Little Nashville

Huntsville [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Little Nashville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Little Nashville. 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' (or point-to-point) distance from Little Nashville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Little Nashville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Nashville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7529, Longitude: -86.2311     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little Nashville 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 Nashville 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 313.399 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.138 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.79 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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