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Little River, North Carolina
(Alexander County)

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Welcome to Little River ...

Little River is located in Alexander County<1>.

The location of Little River has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Little River: Little Riv.

Little River is 1,130 feet [344 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Little River lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Little River: (828)

Communities Also Named Little River ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Little River: This one is located in Alexander County and the other is located in Transylvania County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 30 communities that are also named Little River - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), British Columbia, California, Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia (3), South Carolina, Tennessee (3), Texas, Virginia and Yukon.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Little River.

Communities near Little River ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Little River.

  • Hickory [Catawba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
    • Hickory [Catawba County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the south of Little River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,473 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
  • Lenoir [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenoir
    • Lenoir [Caldwell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Little River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,911 people
    • Former name for Lenoir:
    • Tucker's Barn
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenoir
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenoir<5>
  • Newton [Catawba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
    • Newton [Catawba County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Little River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,224 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<5>
  • Conover [Catawba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conover
    • Conover [Catawba County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Little River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,573 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conover<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sawmills [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawmills
      • Sawmills [Caldwell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Little River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,156 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawmills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawmills
    • Long View [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long View
      • Long View [Burke County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Little River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,951 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long View
    • Granite Falls [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Falls
      • Granite Falls [Caldwell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Little River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite Falls<5>
    • Valdese [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valdese
      • Valdese [Burke County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Little River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,407 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valdese have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valdese
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valdese<5>
    • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamewell
      • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Little River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamewell
    • Hudson [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Caldwell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Little River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,703 people
      • Former name for Hudson:
      • Hudsonville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Little River. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Little River.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Little River. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Little River.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Little River. See our Newspapers Page for Little River.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Little River ...

Looking for more information about Little River? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Little River, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Little River.

Adding Little River to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Little River in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Little River was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Little River on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Little River on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Alexander County: www.co.alexander.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Alexander, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Little River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 River) 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 Little River. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Little RiverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8893, Longitude: -81.3062       In this case, the coordinates for Little River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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