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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Shahan.

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Around Shahan ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the southwest of where Shahan would have been located. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the east of Shahan and has a population of 35,800 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Shahan and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,823   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   N   46 miles [74 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabama City   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Altoona   [Map]   919   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ashville   [Map]   2,275   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,865   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Egypt   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gallant   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Ivalee   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mountainboro   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Reece City   [Map]   628   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ridgeville   [Map]   105   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,600   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Steele   [Map]   1,086   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Walnut Grove   [Map]   681   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Etowah County ...

Shahan would have been located within present day Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shahan ...

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.

Egypt   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of Shahan   [Map]
Gallant   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gilbert   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gum Springs (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Happy Hollow   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Hopper   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lester   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Littleton   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Moodys Chapel   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Nix (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Redbud   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Walnut Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Shahan. 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 Shahan. 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 Shahan ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   E   5 miles [8 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NNW   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 Shahan.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Shahan. 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
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   103 miles [165.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   151 miles [243 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   177 miles [284.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NW   56 miles [90.1 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   75 miles [120.7 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   96 miles [154.5 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   96 miles [154.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   E   5 miles [8 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NNW   17 miles [27.4 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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [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
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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 Shahan.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Shahan. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shahan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shahan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9743, Longitude: -86.1900     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shahan 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 Shahan), 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 Shahan.