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

The Cherokee County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for DeKalb County

Sighting report for Etowah 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:

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 136 miles [218.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Little River 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 574 miles [923.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,468 miles [10,409.2 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 7,177 miles [11,550.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,053 miles [8,132 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 271 miles [436.1 km] to the West Northwest.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Little River   [Map]

Distance: About 2,244 miles [3,611.4 km] to the Northwest.

California

Mendocino County

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

Distance: About 2,120 miles [3,411.8 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 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the South 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 171 miles [275.2 km] to the East Southeast.

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 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Louisiana

Livingston Parish

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

This community is historic.

Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the 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 884 miles [1,422.7 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 285 miles [458.7 km] to the Northwest.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Little River   [Map]

Distance: About 1,349 miles [2,171 km] to the Northeast.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Little River   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,735 miles [2,792.2 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Alexander County

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

Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Transylvania County

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

Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Little River   [Map]

Distance: About 1,390 miles [2,237 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Horry County

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

Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the East.

Tennessee

Blount County

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

Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the 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 123 miles [197.9 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Bell County

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

Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the West Southwest.

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 2,862 miles [4,605.9 km] to the 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.

Billy Goat Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Little River   [Map]

Blanche   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Blue Pond   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Cedar Bluff   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Congo   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Cornwall   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Cornwall Furnace   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Dog Town   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Edwards Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Hopewell   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lickskillet   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Round Mountain   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Sand Rock   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Tucker (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [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 River. 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.

Eugene Booth, Jr.

Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at an age of 91. He was buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia) [Map].

Rome [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Little River

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.<9>

Eugene Booth, Jr.

Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at an age of 91. He was buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia) [Map].

Rome [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Little River

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.

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 32 miles [51.5 km] to the southwest of Little River

Gadsden [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Little River

Find-A-Grave Memorial: M.L. Brackett

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 southwest of Little River

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

Willard Lee Nixon

Major League Baseball. He was born in Taylorsville (Georgia) on Sunday June 17, 1928 and died in Rome (Georgia) on Thursday December 14, 2000 at an age of 72. He was buried at East View Cemetery (Floyd County, Georgia) [Map].

Taylorsville [Map] is located 41 miles [66 km] to the east of Little River

Rome [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Little River

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willard Lee Nixon

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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Little River

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Stinson

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2815, Longitude: -85.6733     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little River 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 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 313.04 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.659 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.672 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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<9>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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