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Shaw, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Shaw 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 Shaw 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<1> community of Shaw once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Shaw to:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Shaw to Florence, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 211 miles [339.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,537 miles [10,520.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,255 miles [11,675.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,130 miles [8,255.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Shaw ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Shaw.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Shaw. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 26 communities in the United States - with 28 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Shaw, Jefferson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pickens County

Our profile page for Shaw, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 101 miles [162.5 km] to the South


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Craighead County

Our profile page for Shaw, Craighead County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the West Northwest

Saline County

Our profile page for Shaw, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the West

Colorado

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Shaw, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

Lake County

Our profile page for Shaw, Lake County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lake County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lee County

Our profile page for Shaw, Lee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Warren County

Our profile page for Shaw, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Neosho County

Our profile page for Shaw, Neosho County   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Carlisle County

Our profile page for Shaw, Carlisle County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Concordia Parish

Our profile page for Shaw, Concordia Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the Southwest

Grant Parish

Our profile page for Shaw, Grant Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Grant Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Iberia Parish

Our profile page for Shaw, Iberia Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Shaw, Aroostook County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Aroostook County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Muskegon County

Our profile page for Shaw, Muskegon County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Muskegon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Shaw, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Bolivar County

Our profile page for Shaw, Bolivar County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Shaw, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the Northwest

Saint Louis City

Our profile page for Shaw, Saint Louis City   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the North Northwest

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Shaw, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the East

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Oregon

Marion County

Our profile page for Shaw, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,942 miles [3,125.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Crawford County

Our profile page for Shaw, Crawford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Crawford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Dakota

Clay County

Our profile page for Shaw, Clay County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Haywood County

Our profile page for Shaw, Haywood County   [Map]
Distance: About 83 miles [133.6 km] to the Northwest

Williamson County

Our profile page for Shaw, Williamson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Williamson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Texas

Bowie County

Our profile page for Shaw, Bowie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bowie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Terrell County

Our profile page for Shaw, Terrell County   [Map]
Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the West Southwest

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West Virginia

Mineral County

Our profile page for Shaw, Mineral County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Shaw, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Shaw. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shaw) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9779, Longitude: -88.1667     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shaw have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Shaw to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.598 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.553 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.548 degrees.

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<8>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Shaw.



 
 
 

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