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Welcome to Shannon ...

Shannon is located in Jefferson County<1>.

The location of Shannon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Shannon is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Shannon lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Shannon: (205)

The ZIP code for Shannon: 35142<4>

Communities Also Named Shannon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Shannon - they are located in Arkansas (2), British Columbia, California, Georgia (2), Illinois, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, New Brunswick, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, South Carolina (2), Texas (2) and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Shannon.

Communities near Shannon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Shannon.

  • Birmingham [Jefferson County]
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    • Birmingham [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Shannon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 209,403 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birmingham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Birmingham<6>
  • Hoover [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover
    • Hoover [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Vestavia Hills [Jefferson County]
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    • Vestavia Hills [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Alabaster [Shelby County]
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    • Alabaster [Shelby County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alabaster<6>
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    • Bessemer [Jefferson County]
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      • Bessemer [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,472 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer<6>
    • Homewood [Jefferson County]
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      • Homewood [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homewood<6>
    • Pelham [Shelby County]
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      • Pelham [Shelby County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham<6>
    • Mountain Brook [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Brook
      • Mountain Brook [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,297 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Brook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Brook<6>
    • Helena [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Shelby County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<6>
    • Center Point [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
      • Center Point [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Estimated population in 2015: 16,655 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center Point<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shannon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shannon.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Shannon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shannon. See our Newspapers Page for Shannon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shannon ...

Looking for more information about Shannon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Shannon, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Shannon.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in 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>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.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shannon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Shannon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Shannon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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