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The location of Little Rock









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Escambia County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Escambia County

Sighting report for Baldwin 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 Rock.

How Far From Little Rock 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 Rock 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 Rock and extending to:

  • Brewton [Map], which is the Seat of Escambia County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Little Rock to Brewton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 108 miles [173.8 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 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,691 miles [10,768.1 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 7,392 miles [11,896.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,271 miles [8,482.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Little Rock ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Little Rock.

While the name Little Rock is unique within Alabama, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Pulaski County   [Map]

Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the Northwest.

Idaho

Gem County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Gem County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,818 miles [2,925.8 km] to the Northwest.

Illinois

Kendall County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Kendall County   [Map]

Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the North.

La Salle County

Our profile page for Little Rock, La Salle County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the North.

Indiana

Knox County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the North.

Iowa

Lyon County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Lyon County   [Map]

Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the North Northwest.

Kentucky

Bourbon County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Bourbon County   [Map]

Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Estill County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Estill County   [Map]

Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Little Rock, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the West Southwest.

Minnesota

Beltrami County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Beltrami County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,226 miles [1,973.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Morrison County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Morrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,077 miles [1,733.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Nobles County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Nobles County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Mississippi

Newton County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Newton County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the Northwest.

Missouri

Saline County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Saline County

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

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

South Carolina

Dillon County

Our profile page for Little Rock, Dillon County   [Map]

Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Little Rock ...

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.

Canoe   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Little Rock   [Map]

Freemanville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Malta   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Martinville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Pleasant Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Robinsonville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sardine   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Stanley Crossroads   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Escambia County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Escambia County: www.co.escambia.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 '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 Rock) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1146, Longitude: -87.3889     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little Rock 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 Rock 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 313.846 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.154 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.002 degrees.

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<7>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 Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Rock 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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