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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Shannon.

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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 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the west of Shannon and has a population of 99,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Brighton   [Map]   2,833   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cahaba Heights   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dolomite   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fairfield Village   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,807   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Indian Springs Village   [Map]   2,544   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Industrial City   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lipscomb   [Map]   2,133   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Mason City   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Midfield   [Map]   5,171   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
New Village   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Shannon is located in Jefferson County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shannon ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Chapel Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Shannon   [Map]
Chimney Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Crescent Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Crest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Crossgate   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Eden Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Gordon Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Green Acres   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
High Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Hillman   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hillman Gardens   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hillman Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hoover   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hopewell   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Imperial Forest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ivy Chase   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jones Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Laceys Chapel   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lakeview Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mars Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mason City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Mill Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mountain Oaks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Panorama   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Pauls Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Plantation Point   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Polo Trace   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Rolling Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Shades Cliff   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Shades Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Shannon.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Shannon. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shannon. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

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

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alabama

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Shannon ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Shannon.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   16 miles [25.7 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Shannon.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Shannon. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   141 miles [226.9 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   188 miles [302.6 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   202 miles [325.1 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   203 miles [326.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   210 miles [338 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   81 miles [130.4 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   85 miles [136.8 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   101 miles [162.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SSW   34 miles [54.7 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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: 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.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Shannon. 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4054, Longitude: -86.8719     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shannon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Shannon.