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Around Shannon ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It lies just northeast of Shannon. Birmingham has a population of 209,000 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Hoover. It lies just east of Shannon and has a population of 85,800 people.

Below is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance .<2>

  • Bessemer [Jefferson County]
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    • Bessemer [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Shannon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,472 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer<3>
  • Brighton [Jefferson County]
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    • Brighton [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Shannon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brighton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,775 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brighton<3>
  • Dolomite [Jefferson County]
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    • Dolomite [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Shannon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dolomite have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dolomite<3>
  • Fairfield Village [Jefferson County]
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    • Fairfield Village [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Shannon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Fairfield [Jefferson County]
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    • Fairfield [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Shannon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,568 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<3>
  • Greenwood [Jefferson County]
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    • Greenwood [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Shannon
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  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Homewood [Jefferson County]
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      • Homewood [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,377 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homewood<3>
    • Hoover [Jefferson County]
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      • Hoover [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85,768 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoover<3>
    • Industrial City [Jefferson County]
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      • Industrial City [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Industrial City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lipscomb [Jefferson County]
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      • Lipscomb [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lipscomb have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,139 people
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    • Mason City [Jefferson County]
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      • Mason City [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Midfield [Jefferson County]
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      • Midfield [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,002 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midfield<3>
    • New Village [Jefferson County]
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      • New Village [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • 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]<2> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roosevelt-Cairo Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Vestavia Hills [Jefferson County]
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      • Vestavia Hills [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> 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<3>

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

Jefferson County ...

Shannon is located in Jefferson County<5>.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shannon ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Shannon.

Airports Near Shannon ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Shannon and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Shannon.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shannon.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Shannon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Shannon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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).
<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 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.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Shannon), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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