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Our Genealogy Helper for Shannon ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Shannon (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Shannon. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Shannon is located in Jefferson County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

Below are the counties that are near Shannon. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Shannon:

  • Jefferson County     (The home county of Shannon)
    • Hoover [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover
      • Hoover [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85,768 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoover<2>
    • Lipscomb [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lipscomb
      • Lipscomb [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lipscomb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lipscomb
    • Roosevelt-Cairo Village [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roosevelt-Cairo Village
      • Roosevelt-Cairo Village [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roosevelt-Cairo Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roosevelt-Cairo Village
    • New Village [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Village
      • New Village [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Village
    • Mason City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason City
      • Mason City [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • 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
    • Brighton [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,775 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brighton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brighton<2>
    • Midfield [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midfield
      • Midfield [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,002 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midfield<2>
    • Bessemer [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer
      • Bessemer [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,472 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer<2>
    • Homewood [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
      • Homewood [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,377 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homewood<2>
    • Vestavia Hills [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vestavia Hills
      • Vestavia Hills [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,413 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vestavia Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vestavia Hills<2>
    • Fairfield Village [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield Village
      • Fairfield Village [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield Village
    • Fairfield [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,568 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<2>
    • Dolomite [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dolomite
      • Dolomite [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dolomite have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dolomite
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dolomite<2>
  • Bibb County
    • Eddings [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eddings
      • Eddings [Bibb County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eddings have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eddings
    • Green Pond [Bibb County]
    • Blocton Junction [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blocton Junction
      • Blocton Junction [Bibb County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blocton Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Blocton Junction has also been known as:
      • Blockton Junc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blocton Junction
    • Cane Creek [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cane Creek
      • Cane Creek [Bibb County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cane Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Woodstock [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
      • Woodstock [Bibb County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,638 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock<2>
    • North Bibb [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bibb
      • North Bibb [Bibb County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Bibb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Bibb
    • Nash Town [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nash Town
      • Nash Town [Bibb County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nash Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Italian Town [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Italian Town
      • Italian Town [Bibb County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Italian Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Italian Town
    • Blocton [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blocton
      • Blocton [Bibb County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blocton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bucktown [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucktown
      • Bucktown [Bibb County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bucktown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Burmah [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burmah
      • Burmah [Bibb County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burmah have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Corinne [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinne
      • Corinne [Bibb County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corinne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • West Blocton [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Blocton
      • West Blocton [Bibb County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Blocton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Blocton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Blocton<2>
  • Blount County
    • Dale [Blount County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale
      • Dale [Blount County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • County Line [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for County Line
      • County Line [Blount County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on County Line
    • Red Hill [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
      • Red Hill [Blount County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill
    • Remlap [Blount County]
    • Hayden [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayden
      • Hayden [Blount County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayden<2>
    • Locust Fork [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Fork
      • Locust Fork [Blount County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Fork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Locust Fork<2>
    • Allgood [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allgood
      • Allgood [Blount County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 650 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allgood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allgood
  • Chilton County
    • Jemison [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jemison
      • Jemison [Chilton County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,672 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jemison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jemison<2>
    • Thorsby [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorsby
      • Thorsby [Chilton County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,057 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorsby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thorsby<2>
  • Cullman County
    • Colony [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colony
      • Colony [Cullman County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2015: 273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
    • The Colony [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Colony
      • The Colony [Cullman County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 289 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Colony
  • Saint Clair County
    • Woodland Village [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Village
      • Woodland Village [Saint Clair County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Village
    • Moody [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moody
      • Moody [Saint Clair County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,065 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moody
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moody<2>
    • Acmar [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acmar
      • Acmar [Saint Clair County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acmar
    • Argo [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argo
      • Argo [Saint Clair County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,348 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argo
    • Margaret [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Margaret
      • Margaret [Saint Clair County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Margaret have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Margaret
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Margaret<2>
    • Turnbough Town [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnbough Town
      • Turnbough Town [Saint Clair County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turnbough Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnbough Town
    • Cook's Springs [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cook's Springs
      • Cook's Springs [Saint Clair County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cook's Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cook's Springs
    • Branchville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branchville
      • Branchville [Saint Clair County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Branchville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branchville
    • Odenville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odenville
      • Odenville [Saint Clair County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,893 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Odenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odenville<2>
    • Springville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springville
      • Springville [Saint Clair County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springville<2>
    • Cropwell [Saint Clair County]
    • Pell City [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pell City
      • Pell City [Saint Clair County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,045 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pell City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pell City<2>
  • Shelby County
    • Indian Springs Village [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Springs Village
      • Indian Springs Village [Shelby County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,559 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Springs Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs Village
    • Helena [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Shelby County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,925 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<2>
    • Inverness [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inverness
      • Inverness [Shelby County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inverness have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inverness
    • Pelham [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Shelby County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,911 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham<2>
    • Meadowbrook [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
      • Meadowbrook [Shelby County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
    • Lake Purdy [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Purdy
      • Lake Purdy [Shelby County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Purdy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Purdy
    • Alabaster [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabaster
      • Alabaster [Shelby County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 33,487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabaster have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabaster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alabaster<2>
    • Siluria [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Siluria
      • Siluria [Shelby County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Siluria have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Siluria
    • Brantleyville [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brantleyville
      • Brantleyville [Shelby County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brantleyville
    • Maylene [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maylene
      • Maylene [Shelby County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maylene have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maylene
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maylene<2>
    • Saginaw [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saginaw
      • Saginaw [Shelby County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saginaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saginaw
    • Chelsea [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chelsea
      • Chelsea [Shelby County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2015: 12,059 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelsea
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chelsea<2>
    • Shoal Creek [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoal Creek
      • Shoal Creek [Shelby County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoal Creek
  • Talladega County
    • Childersburg [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Childersburg
      • Childersburg [Talladega County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,837 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Childersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Childersburg<2>
    • Talladega Springs [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talladega Springs
      • Talladega Springs [Talladega County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talladega Springs
    • Bon Air [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bon Air
      • Bon Air [Talladega County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 110 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bon Air have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bon Air
    • Alpine [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
      • Alpine [Talladega County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpine<2>
    • Oak Grove [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Talladega County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 521 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Sylacauga [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylacauga
      • Sylacauga [Talladega County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,034 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylacauga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylacauga<2>
    • Colony [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colony
      • Colony [Talladega County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
  • Tuscaloosa County
    • Tannehill [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tannehill
      • Tannehill [Tuscaloosa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tannehill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tannehill
    • Lake View [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
      • Lake View [Tuscaloosa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,671 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
    • Abernant [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abernant
      • Abernant [Tuscaloosa County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abernant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abernant
    • Bull City [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bull City
      • Bull City [Tuscaloosa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bull City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bull City
    • Kellerman [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellerman
      • Kellerman [Tuscaloosa County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellerman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellerman
    • Vance [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
      • Vance [Tuscaloosa County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,654 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vance<2>
    • Brookwood [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookwood
      • Brookwood [Tuscaloosa County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,848 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookwood<2>
    • Coaling [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaling
      • Coaling [Tuscaloosa County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,663 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaling have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coaling
    • Cottondale [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottondale
      • Cottondale [Tuscaloosa County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottondale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottondale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottondale<2>
  • Walker County
    • Quinton [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinton
      • Quinton [Walker County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quinton<2>
    • Twilley Town [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twilley Town
      • Twilley Town [Walker County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twilley Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twilley Town
    • Reeds Ferry [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeds Ferry
      • Reeds Ferry [Walker County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeds Ferry
    • Yerkwood [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yerkwood
      • Yerkwood [Walker County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yerkwood
    • Burnwell [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnwell
      • Burnwell [Walker County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnwell
    • Oakahalla [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakahalla
      • Oakahalla [Walker County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakahalla
    • Dora [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dora
      • Dora [Walker County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,905 people
      • Former name for Dora:
      • Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dora<2>
    • Sumiton [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumiton
      • Sumiton [Walker County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,332 people
      • Former names for Sumiton:
      • Commercial
      • Democrat
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumiton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumiton<2>
    • Barney [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barney
      • Barney [Walker County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barney have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barney
    • Goodsprings [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodsprings
      • Goodsprings [Walker County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodsprings have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodsprings
    • Empire [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Empire
      • Empire [Walker County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Empire
    • Dovertown [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dovertown
      • Dovertown [Walker County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dovertown
    • Black Warrior Town [Walker County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Warrior Town
      • Black Warrior Town [Walker County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Warrior Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Shannon, see our County-by-County Page for Shannon.

Newspapers Published in Shannon ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shannon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shannon, there are papers which were published within 4 miles [6.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Shannon.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Shannon:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Alabama

Cemeteries Near Shannon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shannon.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Shannon covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Grace Community Church Cemetery
  • Jefferson Garden of Memories
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jefferson Garden of Memories
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jefferson Garden of Memories have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson Garden of Memories
  • Union Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cemetery
  • Sadlers Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sadlers Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sadlers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sadlers Cemetery
  • Shadowlawn Memorial Park
  • Valhalla Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Brighton Memorial Gardens
    • Croft Acton Cemetery
    • New Grace Hill Cemetery
    • Elmwood Cemetery
    • Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cemetery
    • Joley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Joley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Joley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joley Cemetery
    • Oakdale Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakdale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakdale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakdale Cemetery
    • Highland Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Highland Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Highland Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Memorial Gardens
    • Oakland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oakland Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Shannon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Shannon in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Shannon.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Shannon, with the one closest to Shannon listed first.

  • Ware [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ware
    • Ware [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ware had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ware have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ware
  • Oxmoor [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxmoor
    • Oxmoor [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 556 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxmoor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxmoor
  • Ishkooda [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ishkooda
    • Ishkooda [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ishkooda have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ishkooda
  • Hillman [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman
    • Hillman [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hillman had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillman
  • Woodward Junction [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodward Junction
    • Woodward Junction [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Shannon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodward Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodward Junction
  • Sloss [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sloss
    • Sloss [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Shannon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 265 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sloss had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sloss have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sloss
  • Continue List ...
    • Duncan [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
      • Duncan [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Duncan had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duncan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
    • Spaulding [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spaulding
      • Spaulding [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spaulding have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spaulding
    • Powderly [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powderly
      • Powderly [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powderly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powderly
    • Brickyard Junction [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brickyard Junction
      • Brickyard Junction [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Shannon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brickyard Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brickyard Junction
    • Bessemer [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer
      • Bessemer [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Shannon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,544 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,472 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer<2>
    • Morgan [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan
      • Morgan [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Morgan had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan
    • Blue Creek Junction [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Creek Junction
      • Blue Creek Junction [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Shannon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Creek Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Creek Junction
    • Dolomite [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dolomite
      • Dolomite [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dolomite have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dolomite
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dolomite<2>
    • Collins [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
      • Collins [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Collins had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Shannon. See our List of 1890's Communities around Shannon.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shannon. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shannon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Shannon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shannon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shannon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4054, Longitude: -86.8719       In this case, the coordinates for Shannon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 Shannon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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