RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Shades Cliff, Alabama

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other AL
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Shades Cliff, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shades Cliff 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 Shades Cliff:
    • 33.431219, -86.826934
    • 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 Shades Cliff
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shades Cliff ...

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.

  • Chapel Hill [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Shades Cliff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
  • Chimney Hills [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Hills
    • Chimney Hills [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Shades Cliff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chimney Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Hills
  • Crest [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crest
    • Crest [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Shades Cliff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crest
  • Crossgate [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossgate
    • Crossgate [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Shades Cliff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossgate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossgate
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Homewood [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
      • Homewood [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Shades Cliff
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,377 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homewood<3>
    • Hoover [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover
      • Hoover [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Shades Cliff
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85,768 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoover<3>
    • Imperial Forest [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Imperial Forest
      • Imperial Forest [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Shades Cliff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Imperial Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Imperial Forest
    • Lakeview Park [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Park
      • Lakeview Park [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Shades Cliff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Park
    • Mason City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason City
      • Mason City [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Shades Cliff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason City
    • Mill Run [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Run
      • Mill Run [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Shades Cliff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Run
    • Mountain Oaks [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Oaks
      • Mountain Oaks [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Shades Cliff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Oaks
    • Panorama [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panorama
      • Panorama [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Shades Cliff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panorama have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panorama
    • Plantation Point [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantation Point
      • Plantation Point [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Shades Cliff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantation Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantation Point
    • Polo Trace [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polo Trace
      • Polo Trace [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Shades Cliff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polo Trace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polo Trace

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 Shades Cliff. 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 ...
    • Mary Anderson     (Actress)
    • Inez McConico Andrews     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday April 14, 1929 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 at the age of 83. She is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Birmingham is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Shades Cliff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Inez McConico Andrews<4>
    • Mary Badham     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952
      • Birmingham is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Shades Cliff.
    • Daniel Robert 'Dan' Bankhead     (Major League Baseball)
    • Frances Westerman Bergen     (Actress)
    • Neil Bonnett     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Hueytown (Alabama) on Tueday July 30, 1946 and died in Daytona Beach (Florida) on Friday February 11, 1994 at the age of 47. He is buried at Forest Grove Memorial Gardens (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Hueytown is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Shades Cliff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Neil Bonnett<4>
    • Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday November 22, 1950 and died in Gary (Indiana) on Saturday September 23, 1978 at the age of 27. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Birmingham is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Shades Cliff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.<4>
    • Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan     (Major League Baseball)
    • Nell Carter     (Singer, actress)
      • Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at the age of 54. She is buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Birmingham is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Shades Cliff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<4>
    • William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge     (Actor)
    • William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday December 25, 1908 and died in Hoover (Alabama) on Wednesday July 7, 1993 at the age of 84. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Hoover is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Shades Cliff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman<4>
    • Joseph John Domnanovich     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in South Bend (Indiana) on Tueday March 18, 1919 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday January 20, 2009 at the age of 89. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Birmingham is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Shades Cliff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph John Domnanovich<4>
    • Dee Edwards     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday June 19, 1945 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Wednesday January 25, 2006 at the age of 60. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Birmingham is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Shades Cliff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Edwards<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Shades Cliff and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Birmingham, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies just to the North.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 78 miles [125.5 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Shades Cliff to Montgomery, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,556 miles [10,550.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,265 miles [11,691.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,142 miles [8,275.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

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: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4312, Longitude: -86.8269       In this case, the coordinates for Shades Cliff have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Shades Cliff to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.686 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.286 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.325 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 26 Oct 2020