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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 Shady Acres, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shady Acres 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 Shady Acres:
    • 33.650102, -86.453316
    • 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 Shady Acres
  • 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

Communities Also Named Shady Acres ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Shady Acres.

There are two communities within Alabama that are also named Shady Acres.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Elmore County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Elmore County and lies 79 miles [127.1 km]<1> to the south of the Shady Acres that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elmore County community of Shady Acres.
    • Marshall County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Marshall County and lies 57 miles [91.7 km]<1> to the north of the Shady Acres that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Shady Acres.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Appling County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Appling County and lies 271 miles [436.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Shady Acres that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Appling County community of Shady Acres.
      • Glynn County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Glynn County and lies 330 miles [531.1 km] to the east southeast of the Shady Acres that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Glynn County community of Shady Acres.
    • Illinois
      • Morgan County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Morgan County and lies 484 miles [778.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Shady Acres that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Shady Acres.
    • Maryland
      • Charles County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Charles County and lies 627 miles [1,009.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Shady Acres that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Shady Acres.
    • Mississippi
      • Lee County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Lee County and lies 134 miles [215.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Shady Acres that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Shady Acres.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Northumberland County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Northumberland County and lies 737 miles [1,186.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Shady Acres that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northumberland County community of Shady Acres.
    • South Carolina
      • Lexington County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Lexington County and lies 293 miles [471.5 km]<1> to the east of the Shady Acres that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lexington County community of Shady Acres.
    • Tennessee
      • Coffee County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Coffee County and lies 126 miles [202.8 km]<1> to the north of the Shady Acres that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coffee County community of Shady Acres.
      • Hamilton County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Hamilton County and lies 138 miles [222.1 km] to the north northeast of the Shady Acres that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Shady Acres.
    • Texas
      • Harris County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Harris County and lies 589 miles [947.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Shady Acres that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Shady Acres.
      • Jim Wells County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Jim Wells County and lies 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the west southwest of the Shady Acres that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jim Wells County community of Shady Acres.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shady Acres ...

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.

  • Braggsville [Saint Clair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braggsville
    • Braggsville [Saint Clair County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Shady Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braggsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braggsville
  • Branchville [Saint Clair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branchville
    • Branchville [Saint Clair County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Shady Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Branchville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branchville
  • Copper Springs [Saint Clair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copper Springs
    • Copper Springs [Saint Clair County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Shady Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copper Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copper Springs
  • Cotton Ridge [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Ridge
    • Cotton Ridge [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Shady Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Ridge
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Heritage Park [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Park
      • Heritage Park [Saint Clair County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Shady Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Park
    • Hundred Oaks [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hundred Oaks
      • Hundred Oaks [Saint Clair County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Shady Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hundred Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hundred Oaks
    • Margaret [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Margaret
      • Margaret [Saint Clair County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Shady Acres
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Margaret have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Margaret
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Margaret<3>
    • Misty Pines [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Misty Pines
      • Misty Pines [Saint Clair County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shady Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Misty Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Misty Pines
    • Moody [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moody
      • Moody [Saint Clair County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Shady Acres
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,065 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moody
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moody<3>
    • Parsons [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
      • Parsons [Saint Clair County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Shady Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parsons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
    • Rolling Hills [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
      • Rolling Hills [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Shady Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills
    • Saddlewood [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saddlewood
      • Saddlewood [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Shady Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saddlewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saddlewood
    • Woodland Village [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Village
      • Woodland Village [Saint Clair County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Shady Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Village

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 Shady Acres. 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Shady Acres.
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Shady Acres.
    • Frances Westerman Bergen     (Actress)
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Shady Acres.
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Shady Acres.
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Shady Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman<4>
    • Ethlyne Clair     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Talladega (Alabama) on Wednesday November 23, 1904 and died in Tarzana (California) on Tueday February 27, 1996 at the age of 91. She is buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Talladega is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Shady Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ethlyne Clair<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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Shady Acres.
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Shady Acres.
      • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Shady Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards<4>

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

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

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    • Ashville, which is the Seat of Saint Clair County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Shady Acres to Ashville, with an average speed<5> 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 five to six hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the south (S). 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 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,531 miles [10,510.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,239 miles [11,650 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,115 miles [8,231.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shady Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shady Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6501, Longitude: -86.4533       In this case, the coordinates for Shady Acres 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 Shady Acres 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 313.475 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.073 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.128 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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