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The location of Little Shawmut









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Chambers County sighting report from eBird.

Since Little Shawmut is near Troup County and also Harris County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Troup County

Sighting report for Harris 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 Shawmut.

How Far From Little Shawmut 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 Shawmut 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 Shawmut and extending to:

  • LaFayette [Map], which is the Seat of Chambers County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Little Shawmut to LaFayette, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). 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 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 618 miles [994.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,516 miles [10,486.5 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 7,217 miles [11,614.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,096 miles [8,201.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Little Shawmut ...

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.

Cottons Crossroads (GA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Little Shawmut   [Map]

Glass   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Houston Ferry (GA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Magnolia Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Plant City   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

River View   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [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 Shawmut. 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.

Hal Herring

Professional football. He was born in Lanett (Alabama) on Sunday February 24, 1924 and died in Cumming (Georgia) on Sunday February 9, 2014 at an age of 90. He was buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia) [Map].

Lanett [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the north of Little Shawmut

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal Herring<7>

Sam McQuagg

Racer car driver. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Monday November 11, 1935 and died in Columbus (Georgia) on Saturday January 3, 2009 at an age of 73. He was buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia) [Map].

Columbus [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Little Shawmut

Columbus [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Little Shawmut

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam McQuagg

Elmer Ray Riddle

Major League Baseball. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday July 31, 1914 and died in Columbus (Georgia) on Monday May 14, 1984 at an age of 69. He was buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia) [Map].

Columbus [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Little Shawmut

Columbus [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Little Shawmut

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elmer Ray Riddle

Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

Author. She was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday May 8, 1835 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Sunday May 9, 1909 at an age of 74. She was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama) [Map].

Columbus [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Little Shawmut

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

Tim Wilson

Comedian, musician. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Saturday August 5, 1961 and died in Columbus (Georgia) on Wednesday February 26, 2014 at an age of 52. He was buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia) [Map].

Columbus [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Little Shawmut

Columbus [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Little Shawmut

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tim Wilson

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Chambers County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.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 '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 Shawmut) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Shawmut. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8468, Longitude: -85.2099     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little Shawmut 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 Shawmut 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 312.691 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.056 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.816 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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