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Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Little Rock:
    • 32.377365, -89.072279
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Little Rock
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Little Rock ...

We have found fifteen communities that share the name Little Rock.

Within Mississippi, the name Little Rock is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another fifteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Escambia County
      • This Little Rock is located in Escambia County and lies 131 miles [210.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Little Rock that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Escambia County community of Little Rock.
    • Arkansas
      • Pulaski County
      • This Little Rock is located in Pulaski County and lies 245 miles [394.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Little Rock that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Little Rock.
    • Idaho
      • Gem County
      • This Little Rock is located in Gem County and lies 1,687 miles [2,715 km]<1> to the northwest of the Little Rock that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gem County community of Little Rock.
    • Illinois
      • Kendall County
      • This Little Rock is located in Kendall County and lies 645 miles [1,038 km]<1> to the north of the Little Rock that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kendall County community of Little Rock.
      • La Salle County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Little Rock [La Salle County].
    • Indiana
      • Knox County
      • This Little Rock is located in Knox County and lies 429 miles [690.4 km]<1> to the north of the Little Rock that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Little Rock.
    • Iowa
      • Lyon County
      • This Little Rock is located in Lyon County and lies 848 miles [1,364.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Little Rock that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lyon County community of Little Rock.
    • Kentucky
      • Bourbon County
      • This Little Rock is located in Bourbon County and lies 491 miles [790.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Little Rock that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bourbon County community of Little Rock.
      • Estill County
      • This Little Rock is located in Estill County and lies 461 miles [741.9 km] to the northeast of the Little Rock that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Estill County community of Little Rock.
    • Louisiana
      • Plaquemines Parish
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Little Rock [Plaquemines Parish].
    • Minnesota
      • Beltrami County
      • This Little Rock is located in Beltrami County and lies 1,115 miles [1,794.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Little Rock that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beltrami County community of Little Rock.
      • Morrison County
      • This Little Rock is located in Morrison County and lies 966 miles [1,554.6 km] to the north northwest of the Little Rock that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morrison County community of Little Rock.
      • Nobles County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Little Rock [Nobles County].
    • Missouri
      • Saline County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Little Rock [Saline County].
    • South Carolina
      • Dillon County
      • This Little Rock is located in Dillon County and lies 575 miles [925.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Little Rock that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dillon County community of Little Rock.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Little Rock ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cedar Grove [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Newton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Little Rock
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Chunky [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chunky
    • Chunky [Newton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Little Rock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 313 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chunky
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chunky<5>
  • Evergreen [Newton County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
    • Evergreen [Newton County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Rock
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Goodhope [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodhope
    • Goodhope [Newton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Rock
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodhope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodhope
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hickory [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Newton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Little Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 515 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
    • Jeff [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeff
      • Jeff [Newton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeff
    • Liberty [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Newton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Little Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Paula [Newton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paula
      • Paula [Newton County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Little Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paula have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Poplar Springs [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Springs
      • Poplar Springs [Newton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Little Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Springs
    • Tallow [Newton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallow
      • Tallow [Newton County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Little Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Rock. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Paul Lavon Davis     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Wednesday April 21, 1948 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Tueday April 22, 2008 at the age of 60. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Little Rock.
      • Meridian is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Little Rock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Lavon Davis<6>
    • John Christopher 'Chris' Ethridge     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday February 10, 1947 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday April 23, 2012 at the age of 65. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Little Rock.
      • Meridian is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Little Rock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Christopher 'Chris' Ethridge<6>
    • Stanley 'Uncle Elmer' Frazier     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Philadelphia (Mississippi) on Monday August 16, 1937 and died on Wednesday July 1, 1992 at the age of 54. He is buried at Biloxi National Cemetery (Harrison County, Mississippi).
      • Philadelphia is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Little Rock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanley 'Uncle Elmer' Frazier<6>
    • Andrew Goodman     (Social activist)
      • Social activist. He was born in New York (New York) on Tueday November 23, 1943 and died in Neshoba (Mississippi) on Sunday June 21, 1964 at the age of 20. He is buried at Mt. Judah Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Neshoba is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Little Rock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Goodman<6>
    • Phil Gordon     (Actor, dialect coach)
      • Actor, dialect coach. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Friday May 5, 1916 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday June 15, 2010 at the age of 94.
      • Meridian is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Little Rock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Phil Gordon<6>
    • Donald Eric 'Boob' McNair     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday April 12, 1909 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Friday March 11, 1949 at the age of 39. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Little Rock.
      • Meridian is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Little Rock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Eric 'Boob' McNair<6>
    • David Ruffin     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Saturday January 18, 1941 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday June 1, 1991 at the age of 50. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Meridian is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Little Rock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Ruffin<6>
    • James 'Skeeter' Webb     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Thursday November 4, 1909 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Tueday July 8, 1986 at the age of 76. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Little Rock.
      • Meridian is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Little Rock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Skeeter' Webb<6>
    • Al Wilson     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday June 19, 1939 and died in Fontana (California) on Monday April 21, 2008 at the age of 68. He is buried at Evergreen Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Meridian is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Little Rock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Wilson<6>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Little Rock once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Little Rock and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Decatur, which is the Seat of Newton County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 64 miles [103 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Little Rock to Jackson, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,700 miles [10,782.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,412 miles [11,928.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,288 miles [8,510.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Newton County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.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 from Point A (ie- Little Rock) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3774, Longitude: -89.0723       In this case, the coordinates for Little Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Little Rock 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.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Rock to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.965 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.624 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.432 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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