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Shirley, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Shirley to Tuscaloosa, 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 110 miles [177 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,599 miles [10,620.1 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 7,310 miles [11,764.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,185 miles [8,344.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Shirley ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Shirley.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Shirley. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 35 communities in the United States and Canada - with 34 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Shirley, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Shirley   [Map]
Distance: About 2,126 miles [3,421.5 km] to the Northwest

California

Kings County

Our profile page for Shirley, Kings County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,812 miles [2,916.1 km] to the West Northwest

Orange County

Our profile page for Shirley, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,735 miles [2,792.2 km] to the West

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Colorado

Chaffee County

Our profile page for Shirley, Chaffee County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,084 miles [1,744.5 km] to the West Northwest

El Paso County

Our profile page for Shirley, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,015 miles [1,633.5 km] to the West Northwest

Saguache County

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

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Illinois

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Shirley, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the North

McLean County

Our profile page for Shirley, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the North

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Indiana

Hancock County

Our profile page for Shirley, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Iowa

Pocahontas County

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

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Kansas

Cloud County

Our profile page for Shirley, Cloud County
This community is historic.
Although located in Cloud County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Letcher County

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

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Louisiana

Avoyelles Parish

Our profile page for Shirley, Avoyelles Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Piscataquis County

Our profile page for Shirley, Piscataquis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,268 miles [2,040.6 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Shirley, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km] to the Northeast

Suffolk County

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

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Michigan

Baraga County

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

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Minnesota

Polk County

Our profile page for Shirley, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,103 miles [1,775.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Washington County

Our profile page for Shirley, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Custer County

Our profile page for Shirley, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,308 miles [2,105 km] to the Northwest

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

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

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New Jersey

Salem County

Our profile page for Shirley, Salem County   [Map]
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Shirley, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the North Northeast

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Shirley, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Huntingdon County

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

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Shirley, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Hampton County

Our profile page for Shirley, Hampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Fentress County

Our profile page for Shirley, Fentress County   [Map]
Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Shirley, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the West

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Virginia

Charles City County

Our profile page for Shirley, Charles City County   [Map]
Distance: About 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Tyler County

Our profile page for Shirley, Tyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Brown County

Our profile page for Shirley, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the North

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Wyoming

Carbon County

Our profile page for Shirley, Carbon County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,186 miles [1,908.7 km] to the Northwest

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Shirley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shirley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shirley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3501, Longitude: -87.7472     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shirley 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 Shirley 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.236 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.912 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.713 degrees.

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<7>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 Shirley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Shirley.



 
 
 

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