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Shades Cliff, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Shades Cliff.

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Around Shades Cliff ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It lies just north of Shades Cliff. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the west of Shades Cliff and has a population of 99,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Shades Cliff and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   46 miles [74 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   41 miles [66 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   E   5 miles [8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Brighton   [Map]   2,833   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cahaba Heights   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Fairfield Village   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,807   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Indian Springs Village   [Map]   2,544   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Inverness   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lipscomb   [Map]   2,133   W   5 miles [8 km]
Mason City   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Meadowbrook   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Midfield   [Map]   5,171   W   5 miles [8 km]
Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
New Village   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Shannon   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]

For more communities neighboring Shades Cliff, please visit our County-by-County Page for Shades Cliff.

Jefferson County ...

Shades Cliff is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shades Cliff ...

As we travel, we always see a community 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.

Chapel Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Shades Cliff   [Map]
Chimney Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Crest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Crossgate   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Homewood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Imperial Forest   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Lakeview Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Mason City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mill Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Mountain Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Panorama   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Plantation Point   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Polo Trace   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Shades Cliff.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Shades Cliff. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shades Cliff. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alabama

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Shades Cliff ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Shades Cliff.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   17 miles [27.4 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Shades Cliff.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Shades Cliff. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   138 miles [222.1 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   186 miles [299.3 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   204 miles [328.3 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   205 miles [329.9 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   211 miles [339.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   82 miles [132 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   83 miles [133.6 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   86 miles [138.4 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   101 miles [162.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   ENE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   ESE   35 miles [56.3 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shades Cliff.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Shades Cliff. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shades Cliff) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shades Cliff. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4312, Longitude: -86.8269     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shades Cliff have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Shades Cliff), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Shades Cliff.