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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 Shannon Glen, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shannon Glen 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 Shannon Glen:
    • 33.275114, -86.841656
    • 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 Shannon Glen
  • 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 Shannon Glen ...

We have found one communities that share the name Shannon Glen.

Within Alabama, the name Shannon Glen is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Fulton County
      • This Shannon Glen is located in Fulton County and lies 134 miles [215.7 km]<1> to the east of the Shannon Glen that is located in Shelby County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon Glen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Shannon Glen.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shannon Glen ...

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.

  • Alabaster [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabaster
    • Alabaster [Shelby County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Shannon Glen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabaster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,487 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alabaster<3>
  • Dearing Downs [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dearing Downs
    • Dearing Downs [Shelby County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Shannon Glen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dearing Downs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dearing Downs
  • Fox Haven [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Haven
    • Fox Haven [Shelby County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Shannon Glen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Haven
  • Hardy [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardy
    • Hardy [Shelby County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Shannon Glen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardy
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    • Helena [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Shelby County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Shannon Glen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,925 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<3>
    • Keystone [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [Shelby County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Shannon Glen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
    • Kingwood [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Shelby County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Shannon Glen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
    • Navajo Hills [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navajo Hills
      • Navajo Hills [Shelby County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Shannon Glen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navajo Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navajo Hills
    • Navajo Pines [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navajo Pines
      • Navajo Pines [Shelby County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Shannon Glen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navajo Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navajo Pines
    • Paramount [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paramount
      • Paramount [Shelby County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Shannon Glen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paramount have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paramount

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 Shannon Glen. 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Shannon Glen.
      • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Shannon Glen.
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Shannon Glen.
      • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Shannon Glen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.<4>
    • Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan     (Major League Baseball)
    • Jackie Burkett     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Thorsby (Alabama) on Wednesday December 16, 1936 and died in Fort Walton Beach (Florida) on Friday September 1, 2017 at the age of 80. He is buried at Beal Memorial Cemetery (Okaloosa County, Florida).
      • Thorsby is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Shannon Glen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jackie Burkett<4>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Shannon Glen.
      • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Shannon Glen.
      • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Shannon Glen.
      • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Shannon Glen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Edwards<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Columbiana, which is the Seat of Shelby County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Shannon Glen to Columbiana, 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 four to five hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 69 miles [111 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 38 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,565 miles [10,565.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,273 miles [11,704.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,149 miles [8,286.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.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 from Point A (ie- Shannon Glen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shannon Glen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2751, Longitude: -86.8417       In this case, the coordinates for Shannon Glen 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 Shannon Glen 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 313.685 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.264 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.364 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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