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The location of Little River









Introduction ...

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

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 River, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Little River and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Little River 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 River. 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 River.

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

The Baldwin County sighting report from eBird.

Since Little River is near Monroe County and also Escambia County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Monroe County

Sighting report for Escambia 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 River.

How Far From Little River to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 River 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 River and extending to:

  • Bay Minette [Map], which is the Seat of Baldwin County, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Little River to Bay Minette, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 113 miles [181.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,698 miles [10,779.4 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 7,400 miles [11,909.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,278 miles [8,494.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Little River ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Little River.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Little River. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 27 communities in the United States and Canada - with 23 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Communities Outside of Alabama

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ArkansasGeorgiaMichiganNova Scotia
 
British ColumbiaKansasMissouriSouth Carolina
 
CaliforniaLouisianaNew BrunswickTennessee
 
ConnecticutMaineNewfoundland and LabradorTexas
 
FloridaMassachusettsNorth CarolinaVirginia
 
   Yukon

Arkansas

Little River County

Our profile page for Little River, Little River County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Little River County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Little River, Mississippi County   [Map]

Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the North Northwest.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Little River   [Map]

Distance: About 2,298 miles [3,698.3 km] to the Northwest.

California

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Little River, Mendocino County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,093 miles [3,368.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Connecticut

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Little River, Middlesex County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Middlesex County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Florida

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Little River, Miami-Dade County   [Map]

Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the Southeast.

Suwannee County

Our profile page for Little River, Suwannee County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Suwannee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Georgia

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Little River, Wilkes County   [Map]

Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Kansas

McPherson County

Our profile page for Little River, McPherson County

This community is historic.<8>

Although located in McPherson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rice County

Our profile page for Little River, Rice County   [Map]

Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the Northwest.

Louisiana

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Little River, Livingston Parish   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the West Southwest.

Maine

Androscoggin County

Our profile page for Little River, Androscoggin County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Androscoggin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Little River, Hampden County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,114 miles [1,792.8 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Menominee County

Our profile page for Little River, Menominee County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Menominee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Missouri

New Madrid County

Our profile page for Little River, New Madrid County   [Map]

Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the North Northwest.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Little River   [Map]

Distance: About 1,579 miles [2,541.2 km] to the Northeast.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Little River   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,963 miles [3,159.1 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Alexander County

Our profile page for Little River, Alexander County   [Map]

Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the Northeast.

Transylvania County

Our profile page for Little River, Transylvania County   [Map]

Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the Northeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Little River   [Map]

Distance: About 1,619 miles [2,605.5 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Little River, Horry County   [Map]

Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Little River, Blount County   [Map]

Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the North Northeast.

Knox County

Our profile page for Little River, Knox County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Knox County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Little River, Monroe County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the North Northeast.

Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Little River, Bell County   [Map]

Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the West.

Virginia

Floyd County

Our profile page for Little River, Floyd County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Floyd County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Yukon

Our profile page for Little River   [Map]

Distance: About 2,973 miles [4,784.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Little River ...

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.

Choctaw Bluff   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest of Little River   [Map]

Chrysler   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Eureka Landing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Georgetown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Homewood   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lottie   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mineola   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Mount Pleasant   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Mount Pleasant Landing   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Redtown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Silver Landing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Tensaw   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Baldwin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.al.us/

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 from Point A (ie- Little River) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Little River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Little River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2573, Longitude: -87.7087     [Map].

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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 River 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 314.047 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.407 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.098 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Little River could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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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 Little River, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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