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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Littleton 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 Littleton. 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 Littleton.

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

The Jefferson County sighting report from eBird.

Since Littleton is near Walker County and also Blount County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Walker County

Sighting report for Blount 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 Littleton.

How Far From Littleton 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 Littleton to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Littleton and extending to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Littleton to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, 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 6,551 miles [10,542.8 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 7,261 miles [11,685.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,138 miles [8,268.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Littleton ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Littleton.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Littleton. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 17 communities in the United States and Canada - with 17 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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ColoradoKentuckyNew HampshireSouth Carolina
 
IllinoisMaineNew JerseyUtah
 
IowaManitobaNorth CarolinaVirginia
 
KansasMassachusettsOhioWest Virginia

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Littleton, Arapahoe County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Littleton, Schuyler County   [Map]

Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the North Northwest.

Iowa

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Littleton, Buchanan County   [Map]

Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the North Northwest.

Kansas

Sumner County

Our profile page for Littleton, Sumner County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

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

Kentucky

Carter County

Our profile page for Littleton, Carter County

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

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

Clay County

Our profile page for Littleton, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the Northeast.

Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Littleton, Aroostook County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,327 miles [2,135.6 km] to the Northeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Littleton   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,256 miles [2,021.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Littleton, Middlesex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km] to the Northeast.

New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Littleton, Grafton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,094 miles [1,760.6 km] to the Northeast.

New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Littleton, Morris County   [Map]

Distance: About 846 miles [1,361.5 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Halifax County

Our profile page for Littleton, Halifax County   [Map]

Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Highland County

Our profile page for Littleton, Highland County

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

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

South Carolina

Richland County

Our profile page for Littleton, Richland County   [Map]

Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the East.

Utah

Morgan County

Our profile page for Littleton, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,442 miles [2,320.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Virginia

Sussex County

Our profile page for Littleton, Sussex County   [Map]

Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the East Northeast.

West Virginia

Wetzel County

Our profile page for Littleton, Wetzel County   [Map]

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Littleton ...

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.

Bryan   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Littleton   [Map]

Flat Top   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Glover Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Graysville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Littleton Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Petes Crossroads   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Robbins Crossroads   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Snowtown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Vulcan   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [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 Littleton. 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.

Mary Anderson

Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday April 3, 1918 and died in Burbank (California) on Sunday April 6, 2014 at an age of 96. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Littleton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Anderson<9>

Inez McConico Andrews

Singer, songwriter. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday April 14, 1929 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 at an age of 83. She was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Littleton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Inez McConico Andrews

Mary Badham

Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952

Birmingham [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Littleton

Frances Westerman Bergen

Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Thursday September 14, 1922 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday October 2, 2006 at an age of 84. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Littleton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frances Westerman Bergen

Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.

Major League Baseball. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday November 22, 1950 and died in Gary (Indiana) on Saturday September 23, 1978 at an age of 27. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Littleton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.

Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan

Major League Baseball. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 30, 1917 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Thursday January 21, 2010 at an age of 92. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Littleton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan

Nell Carter     (Born as Nell Ruth Hardy)

Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at an age of 54. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Littleton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter

William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge

Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday October 4, 1914 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Friday July 11, 1975 at an age of 60. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Littleton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge

William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman

Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday December 25, 1908 and died in Hoover (Alabama) on Wednesday July 7, 1993 at an age of 84. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama) [Map].

Hoover [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Littleton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman

Joseph John Domnanovich

Professional football. He was born in South Bend (Indiana) on Tueday March 18, 1919 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday January 20, 2009 at an age of 89. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Littleton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph John Domnanovich

Dennis Edwards

Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at an age of 75.

Fairfield [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Littleton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards

Louise Fletcher     (Estelle Louise Fletcher)

Oscar winning actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday July 22, 1934

Birmingham [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Littleton

Oscar Gamble

Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Birmingham [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Littleton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Littleton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Littleton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6887, Longitude: -86.9981     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Littleton 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 Littleton 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 313.805 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.46 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.339 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 Littleton 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 Littleton, 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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