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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Shades Run, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shades Run 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 Run:
    • 33.334834, -86.876935
    • 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 Run
  • 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 Run ...

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.

  • Eden Ridge [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden Ridge
    • Eden Ridge [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Shades Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Ridge
  • Greenwood [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Shades Run
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
  • Helena [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
    • Helena [Shelby County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Shades Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,925 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<3>
  • High Point [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Point
    • High Point [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Shades Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Point
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    • Hilltop [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilltop
      • Hilltop [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Shades Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilltop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilltop
    • Hopewell [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shades Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Laceys Chapel [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laceys Chapel
      • Laceys Chapel [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shades Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laceys Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laceys Chapel
    • Mars Hill [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
      • Mars Hill [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Shades Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
    • Paramount [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paramount
      • Paramount [Shelby County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Shades Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paramount have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paramount
    • Rolling Ridge [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Ridge
      • Rolling Ridge [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Shades Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Ridge
    • Roy Ford [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roy Ford
      • Roy Ford [Shelby County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Shades Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roy Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy Ford
    • Royal Oaks [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Oaks
      • Royal Oaks [Shelby County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Shades Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Oaks
    • Shadywood [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadywood
      • Shadywood [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Shades Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadywood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadywood
    • Weeping Oaks [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weeping Oaks
      • Weeping Oaks [Shelby County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Shades Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weeping Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weeping Oaks
    • Whispering Oaks [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whispering Oaks
      • Whispering Oaks [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Shades Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whispering Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whispering Oaks

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 Run. 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.

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    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Shades Run.
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Shades Run.
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Shades Run.
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Shades Run.
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Shades Run.
      • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Shades Run.
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Shades Run.
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Shades Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Edwards<4>
    • Dennis Edwards     (Musician - a member of 'The Temptations')
      • Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at the age of 75.
      • Fairfield is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Shades Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards<4>

How Far From Shades Run to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Run to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Birmingham, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Shades Run to Birmingham, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 38 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,563 miles [10,562.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,271 miles [11,701.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,148 miles [8,284.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jefferson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shades Run. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shades Run) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shades Run. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3348, Longitude: -86.8769       In this case, the coordinates for Shades Run 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 Run 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 313.71 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.301 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.365 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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