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Little New York, Alabama

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The location of Little New York

Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Little New York, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Little New York and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Little New York and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Little New York. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Little New York.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Marshall County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Marshall County sighting report from eBird.

Since Little New York is near DeKalb County and also Jackson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for DeKalb County

Sighting report for Jackson County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit

The website, centered on Little New York.

How Far From Little New York 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 Little New York 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 New York and extending to:

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 138 miles [222.1 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Little New York 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 594 miles [956 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,484 miles [10,435 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 7,195 miles [11,579.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,071 miles [8,161 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Little New York ...

While the name Little New York is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Gonzales County

Our profile page for Little New York, Gonzales County   [Map]

Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Little New York ...

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.

Claysville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Little New York   [Map]

Five Forks   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Five Points   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Glen Haven   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Henryville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hide Away Acres   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hustleville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Jink (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Lane   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Minorville (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Peters (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Playground Shores   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Poplar Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rogers   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Town Creek Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 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 New York. 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.

M.L. Brackett

Professional football. He was born in Attalla (Alabama) on Tueday July 4, 1933 and died in Gadsden (Alabama) on Tueday June 30, 2015 at an age of 81. He was buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Etowah County, Alabama) [Map].

Attalla [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Little New York

Gadsden [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Little New York

Find-A-Grave Memorial: M.L. Brackett<7>

Hershell Baskin Freeman, Jr.

Professional baseball. He was born in Gadsden (Alabama) on Sunday July 1, 1928 and died in Orlando (Florida) on Saturday January 17, 2004 at an age of 75. He was buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Etowah County, Alabama) [Map].

Gadsden [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Little New York

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hershell Baskin Freeman, Jr.

Katherine Stinson

Aviation pioneer. She was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Saturday February 14, 1891 and died in Santa Fe (New Mexico) on Friday July 8, 1977 at an age of 86. She was buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery (Santa Fe County, New Mexico) [Map].

Fort Payne [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Little New York

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Stinson

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little New York. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3879, Longitude: -86.1858     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little New York 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 New York 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 313.353 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.035 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.855 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:

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