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The location of Little Walker









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Little Walker, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Little Walker and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Choctaw County sighting report from eBird.

Since Little Walker is near Marengo County and also Sumter County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Marengo County

Sighting report for Sumter 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 Walker.

How Far From Little Walker 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 Walker 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 Walker and extending to:

  • Butler [Map], which is the Seat of Choctaw County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 110 miles [177 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Little Walker to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 779 miles [1,253.7 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 6,674 miles [10,740.8 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 7,382 miles [11,880.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,259 miles [8,463.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Little Walker ...

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.

Butler   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Little Walker   [Map]

Chapel Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Choctaw City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Gays Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Green Acres   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Indian Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lotts Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Red Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Choctaw County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Little Walker. 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 Walker) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Walker. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1504, Longitude: -88.1778     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little Walker 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 Walker 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 314.404 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.942 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.117 degrees.

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