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The location of Little Oak Ridge Estates









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Little Oak Ridge Estates.

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Little Oak Ridge Estates, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Little Oak Ridge Estates and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Little Oak Ridge Estates 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 Oak Ridge Estates. 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 Oak Ridge Estates.

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 Shelby County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Shelby County sighting report from eBird.

Since Little Oak Ridge Estates is near Jefferson County and also Bibb County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Jefferson County

Sighting report for Bibb 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 Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Little Oak Ridge Estates.

How Far From Little Oak Ridge Estates 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 Oak Ridge Estates 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 Oak Ridge Estates and extending to:

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Little Oak Ridge Estates to Columbiana, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 70 miles [112.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 666 miles [1,071.8 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 6,561 miles [10,558.9 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 7,269 miles [11,698.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,146 miles [8,281.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Little Oak Ridge Estates ...

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.

Dearing Downs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of Little Oak Ridge Estates   [Map]

Fungo Hollow   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Hardy   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Hunters Glen (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Indian Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

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

Keystone   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Kingwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Mallard Point   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Mars Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Paramount   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Quail Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Roy Ford   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Royal Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Valley Station   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [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 Oak Ridge Estates. 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.

Mary Anderson

Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday April 3, 1918 and died in Burbank (California) on Sunday April 6, 2014 at an age of 96. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Little Oak Ridge Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Anderson<7>

Inez McConico Andrews

Singer, songwriter. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday April 14, 1929 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 at an age of 83. She was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Little Oak Ridge Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Inez McConico Andrews

Mary Badham

Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952

Birmingham [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Little Oak Ridge Estates

Frances Westerman Bergen

Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Thursday September 14, 1922 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday October 2, 2006 at an age of 84. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Little Oak Ridge Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frances Westerman Bergen

Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.

Major League Baseball. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday November 22, 1950 and died in Gary (Indiana) on Saturday September 23, 1978 at an age of 27. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Little Oak Ridge Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.

Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan

Major League Baseball. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 30, 1917 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Thursday January 21, 2010 at an age of 92. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Little Oak Ridge Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan

Jackie Burkett

Professional football. He was born in Thorsby (Alabama) on Wednesday December 16, 1936 and died in Fort Walton Beach (Florida) on Friday September 1, 2017 at an age of 80. He was buried at Beal Memorial Cemetery (Okaloosa County, Florida) [Map].

Thorsby [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Little Oak Ridge Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jackie Burkett

Nell Carter     (Born as Nell Ruth Hardy)

Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at an age of 54. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Little Oak Ridge Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter

William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge

Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday October 4, 1914 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Friday July 11, 1975 at an age of 60. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Little Oak Ridge Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge

William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman

Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday December 25, 1908 and died in Hoover (Alabama) on Wednesday July 7, 1993 at an age of 84. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama) [Map].

Hoover [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Little Oak Ridge Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman

Joseph John Domnanovich

Professional football. He was born in South Bend (Indiana) on Tueday March 18, 1919 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday January 20, 2009 at an age of 89. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Little Oak Ridge Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph John Domnanovich

Dennis Edwards

Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at an age of 75.

Fairfield [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Little Oak Ridge Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards

Louise Fletcher     (Estelle Louise Fletcher)

Oscar winning actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday July 22, 1934

Birmingham [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Little Oak Ridge Estates

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Oak Ridge Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3112, Longitude: -86.7964     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little Oak Ridge Estates 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 Oak Ridge Estates 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 313.66 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.24 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.338 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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