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The location of Little Texas









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Macon County sighting report from eBird.

Since Little Texas is near Lee County and also Russell County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Lee County

Sighting report for Russell 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 Texas.

How Far From Little Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas and extending to:

  • Tuskegee [Map], which is the Seat of Macon County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 42 miles [67.6 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from Little Texas to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, 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 6,550 miles [10,541.2 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 7,251 miles [11,669.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,130 miles [8,255.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Little Texas ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Little Texas.

While the name Little Texas is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Scott County

Our profile page for Little Texas, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

Adams County

Our profile page for Little Texas, Adams County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 1,194 miles [1,921.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Kentucky

Fayette County

Our profile page for Little Texas, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the North.

Louisiana

Assumption Parish

Our profile page for Little Texas, Assumption Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the West Southwest.

Mississippi

Tunica County

Our profile page for Little Texas, Tunica County   [Map]

Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the West Northwest.

South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Little Texas, Greenville County   [Map]

Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the Northeast.

Tennessee

Williamson County

Our profile page for Little Texas, Williamson County   [Map]

Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the North Northwest.

Virginia

Southampton County

Our profile page for Little Texas, Southampton County   [Map]

Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Little Texas ...

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.

Alliance   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Little Texas   [Map]

Beehive   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Boromville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Cloverleaf   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Creek Stand   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mitchell Crossroads   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Oak Hollow   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pleasant Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Sand Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Society Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Stonegate   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Twin Creeks   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Warriorstand   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [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 Texas. 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.

George Washington Carver

Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at an age of 78.

Tuskegee [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Little Texas

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver<8>

Eddie James Kendrick

Singer. He was born in Union Springs (Alabama) on Monday October 5, 1992 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday October 5, 1992 at an age of 0. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama) [Map].

Union Springs [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Little Texas

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie James Kendrick

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Macon County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Little Texas. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Little Texas) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Texas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4429, Longitude: -85.5683     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little Texas 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 Texas 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 312.877 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.215 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.042 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 Texas, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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