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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 Shangrila, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shangrila 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 Shangrila:
    • 34.241760, -85.657742
    • 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 Shangrila
  • 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 Shangrila ...

We have found one communities that share the name Shangrila.

Within Alabama, the name Shangrila is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Shangrila is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,494 miles [2,404.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Shangrila that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shangrila
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Shangrila.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shangrila ...

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.

  • Billy Goat Hill [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billy Goat Hill
    • Billy Goat Hill [Cherokee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Shangrila
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Billy Goat Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billy Goat Hill
  • Blue Pond [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Pond
    • Blue Pond [Cherokee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Shangrila
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Pond
  • Cedar Bluff [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
    • Cedar Bluff [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Shangrila
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,823 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Bluff<3>
  • Congo [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Congo
    • Congo [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Shangrila
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Congo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Congo
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    • Cornwall [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwall
      • Cornwall [Cherokee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Shangrila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwall
    • Cornwall Furnace [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwall Furnace
      • Cornwall Furnace [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Shangrila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwall Furnace
    • Edwards Ferry [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards Ferry
      • Edwards Ferry [Cherokee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Shangrila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edwards Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards Ferry
    • Grassland [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassland
      • Grassland [Cherokee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shangrila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassland
    • Griffin [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffin
      • Griffin [Cherokee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Shangrila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffin
    • Hopewell [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Shangrila
      • 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
    • Little River [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little River
      • Little River [Cherokee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Shangrila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little River
    • Pathkiller Cove [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pathkiller Cove
      • Pathkiller Cove [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Shangrila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pathkiller Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pathkiller Cove
    • Round Mountain [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Mountain
      • Round Mountain [Cherokee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Shangrila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Mountain
    • Tucker [DeKalb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker
      • Tucker [DeKalb County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shangrila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tucker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Shangrila. 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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    • Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone     (Activist)
      • Activist. He was born in Cedartown (Georgia) on Tueday September 19, 1922 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 15, 2006 at the age of 83. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Cedartown is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Shangrila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone<4>
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
      • Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at the age of 91. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Rome is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Shangrila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.<4>
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
      • Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at the age of 91. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Rome is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Shangrila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.<4>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Shangrila.
      • Gadsden is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Shangrila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: M.L. Brackett<4>
    • Hershell Baskin Freeman, Jr.     (Professional baseball)
    • Marshall Lon Freeman     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Berryton (Georgia) on Sunday February 6, 1921 and died in Rocky Face (Georgia) on Wednesday July 30, 2003 at the age of 82. He is buried at Whitfield Memorial Gardens (Whitfield County, Georgia).
      • Berryton is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Shangrila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall Lon Freeman<4>
    • Charlie Louvin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Henagar (Alabama) on Thursday July 7, 1927 and died in Wartrace (Tennessee) on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at the age of 83. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Henagar is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Shangrila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Louvin<4>
    • Willard Lee Nixon     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Taylorsville (Georgia) on Sunday June 17, 1928 and died in Rome (Georgia) on Thursday December 14, 2000 at the age of 72. He is buried at East View Cemetery (Floyd County, Georgia).
      • Taylorsville is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the east of Shangrila.
      • Rome is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Shangrila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willard Lee Nixon<4>
    • Philip Ober     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Sunday March 23, 1902 and died in Mexico City (Mexico) on Monday September 13, 1982 at the age of 80.
      • Fort Payne is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Shangrila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Ober<4>
    • Katherine Stinson     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Saturday February 14, 1891 and died in Santa Fe (New Mexico) on Friday July 8, 1977 at the age of 86. She is buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery (Santa Fe County, New Mexico).
      • Fort Payne is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Shangrila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Stinson<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Centre, which is the Seat of Cherokee County and lies just to the South.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 133 miles [214 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Shangrila to Montgomery, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 575 miles [925.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,469 miles [10,410.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,178 miles [11,551.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,054 miles [8,133.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Shangrila) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shangrila. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2418, Longitude: -85.6577       In this case, the coordinates for Shangrila 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 Shangrila 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 313.029 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.64 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.675 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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