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The location of Littleville









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Littleville 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 Littleville. 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 Littleville.

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

The Winston County sighting report from eBird.

Since Littleville is near Franklin County and also Marion County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Franklin County

Sighting report for Marion 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 Littleville.

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

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

  • Double Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Winston County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Littleville to Double Springs, 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 149 miles [239.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,548 miles [10,538 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 7,262 miles [11,687.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,137 miles [8,267.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Littleville ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Littleville.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Littleville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 6 communities in the United States - with 7 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

Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for Littleville, Clayton County

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

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

Illinois

McLean County

Our profile page for Littleville, McLean County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the North.

Kentucky

McCracken County

Our profile page for Littleville, McCracken County   [Map]

Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Littleville, Hampden County   [Map]

Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Livingston County

Our profile page for Littleville, Livingston County   [Map]

Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the Northeast.

Ontario County

Our profile page for Littleville, Ontario County   [Map]

Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Littleville ...

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.

Boar Tush   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Littleville   [Map]

Center   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Martintown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Needmore   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Pebble   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Posey Mill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Rabbittown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] 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 Littleville. 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.

Anderson Lawler

Actor, producer. He was born in Russellville (Alabama) on Monday May 5, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Monday April 6, 1959 at an age of 56. He was buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia) [Map].

Russellville [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Littleville

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

Jesse Owens

Olympic Gold Medalist, civil rights activist. He was born in Danville (Alabama) on Friday September 12, 1913 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Saturday May 31, 1980 at an age of 66. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Danville [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Littleville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Owens

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Littleville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Littleville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Littleville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2548, Longitude: -87.5742     [Map].

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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 Littleville 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 314.19 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.982 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.455 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Littleville 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 Littleville, 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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