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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 Shadyside, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shadyside 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 Shadyside:
    • 33.509828, -86.876103
    • 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 Shadyside
  • 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 Shadyside ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Shadyside.

Within Alabama, the name Shadyside is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Mary Parish
      • This Shadyside is located in Saint Mary Parish and lies 371 miles [597.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Shadyside that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadyside
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Mary Parish community of Shadyside.
    • Michigan
      • Hillsdale County
      • This Shadyside is located in Hillsdale County and lies 588 miles [946.3 km]<1> to the north of the Shadyside that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadyside
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsdale County community of Shadyside.
    • Missouri
      • Saint Louis County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Shadyside [Saint Louis County].
    • Ohio
      • Belmont County
      • This Shadyside is located in Belmont County and lies 559 miles [899.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Shadyside that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadyside
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Belmont County community of Shadyside.
      • Columbiana County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Shadyside [Columbiana County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • This Shadyside is located in Allegheny County and lies 612 miles [984.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Shadyside that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadyside
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Shadyside.
    • Virginia
      • Northampton County
      • This Shadyside is located in Northampton County and lies 672 miles [1,081.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Shadyside that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadyside
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northampton County community of Shadyside.
    • West Virginia
      • Braxton County
      • This Shadyside is located in Braxton County and lies 490 miles [788.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Shadyside that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadyside
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Braxton County community of Shadyside.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shadyside ...

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.

  • Falls Junction [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls Junction
    • Falls Junction [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Shadyside
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falls Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Junction
  • Frenchtown [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchtown
    • Frenchtown [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Shadyside
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchtown
  • Glen Iris [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Iris
    • Glen Iris [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Shadyside
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Iris have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Iris
  • Glenview [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenview
    • Glenview [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Shadyside
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenview
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    • Green Acres [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
      • Green Acres [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Shadyside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
    • Ivanhoe [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivanhoe
      • Ivanhoe [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Shadyside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivanhoe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivanhoe
    • Jones Valley [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Valley
      • Jones Valley [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Shadyside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Valley
    • Little Italy [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Italy
      • Little Italy [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Shadyside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Italy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Italy
    • Martins [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins
      • Martins [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Shadyside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins
    • Mason City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason City
      • Mason City [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Shadyside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason City
    • Park Courts [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Courts
      • Park Courts [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Shadyside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Courts have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Courts
    • Sunset Mountain [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Mountain
      • Sunset Mountain [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shadyside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Mountain
    • Tuxedo Heights [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuxedo Heights
      • Tuxedo Heights [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Shadyside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuxedo Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuxedo Heights
    • Village Creek Junction [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Creek Junction
      • Village Creek Junction [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Shadyside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village Creek Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village Creek Junction

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 Shadyside. 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Shadyside.
      • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Shadyside.
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Shadyside.
      • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Shadyside.
      • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Shadyside.
      • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Shadyside.
      • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Shadyside.
      • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Shadyside.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Edwards<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Birmingham, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 85 miles [136.8 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Shadyside 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 661 miles [1,063.8 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 6,555 miles [10,549.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,264 miles [11,690.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,140 miles [8,272 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shadyside. 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- Shadyside) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shadyside. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5098, Longitude: -86.8761       In this case, the coordinates for Shadyside have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Shadyside could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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.
<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 Shadyside 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 313.72 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.337 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.328 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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