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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 Shahan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shahan and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Shahan:
    • 33.974264, -86.189977
    • 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 Shahan
  • 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 Shahan ...

We have found one communities that share the name Shahan.

Within Alabama, the name Shahan is unique.

Beyond Alabama, there is another community also named Shahan in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • West Virginia
      • Upshur County
      • This Shahan is located in Upshur County and lies 470 miles [756.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Shahan that is located in Etowah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shahan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Upshur County community of Shahan.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shahan ...

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.

  • Egypt [Etowah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
    • Egypt [Etowah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Shahan
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
  • Gallant [Etowah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallant
    • Gallant [Etowah County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shahan
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallant
  • Gilbert [Saint Clair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
    • Gilbert [Saint Clair County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Shahan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
  • Gum Springs [Etowah County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Springs
    • Gum Springs [Etowah County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Shahan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Happy Hollow [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Hollow
      • Happy Hollow [Etowah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Shahan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Hollow
    • Hood [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hood
      • Hood [Saint Clair County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Shahan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hood
    • Hopper [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopper
      • Hopper [Etowah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Shahan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopper
    • Lester [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Etowah County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Shahan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
    • Littleton [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton
      • Littleton [Etowah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Shahan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton
    • Moodys Chapel [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moodys Chapel
      • Moodys Chapel [Etowah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Shahan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moodys Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moodys Chapel
    • Nix [Etowah County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nix
      • Nix [Etowah County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Shahan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nix have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Redbud [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redbud
      • Redbud [Etowah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Shahan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redbud have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redbud
    • Walnut Park [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Park
      • Walnut Park [Etowah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Shahan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Park

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 Shahan. 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 ...
    • M.L. Brackett     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Attalla (Alabama) on Tueday July 4, 1933 and died in Gadsden (Alabama) on Tueday June 30, 2015 at the age of 81. He is buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Etowah County, Alabama).
      • Attalla is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Shahan.
      • Gadsden is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Shahan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: M.L. Brackett<3>
    • Hershell Baskin Freeman, Jr.     (Professional baseball)
    • Chalmer Luman 'Lum' Harris     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in New Castle (Alabama) on Sunday January 17, 1915 and died in Pell City (Alabama) on Monday November 11, 1996 at the age of 81. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Pell City is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Shahan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chalmer Luman 'Lum' Harris<3>
    • Artie Wilson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Springville (Alabama) on Thursday October 28, 1920 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Sunday October 31, 2010 at the age of 90. He is buried at Rose City Cemetery (Multnomah County, Oregon).
      • Springville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Shahan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Artie Wilson<3>

How Far From Shahan to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Shahan to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<4> community of Shahan once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Shahan and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Gadsden, which is the Seat of Etowah County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Shahan to Gadsden, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 110 miles [177 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 611 miles [983.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,504 miles [10,467.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,213 miles [11,608.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,089 miles [8,190 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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: 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- Shahan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shahan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9743, Longitude: -86.1900       In this case, the coordinates for Shahan 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>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.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Shahan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Shahan 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 313.335 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.956 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.951 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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