RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Shannon, Alabama

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other AL
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Shannon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shannon and the surrounding area.

  • 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:
    • 33.405387, -86.871935
    • 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
  • 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 ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Shannon.

Within Alabama, the name Shannon is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another 27 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 27 communities, 24 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Lincoln County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Shannon [Lincoln County].
      • Randolph County
      • This Shannon is located in Randolph County and lies 301 miles [484.4 km]<2> to the northwest of the Shannon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Shannon.
    • British Columbia
      • This Shannon lies 2,155 miles [3,468.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Shannon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
    • California
      • Santa Clara County
      • This Shannon is located in Santa Clara County and lies 1,983 miles [3,191.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Shannon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Santa Clara County community of Shannon.
    • Georgia
      • Fayette County
      • This Shannon is located in Fayette County and lies 138 miles [222.1 km]<2> to the east of the Shannon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Shannon.
      • Floyd County
      • This Shannon is located in Floyd County and lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the east northeast of the Shannon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Shannon.
    • Illinois
      • Carroll County
      • This Shannon is located in Carroll County and lies 623 miles [1,002.6 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Shannon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Shannon.
    • Kansas
      • Anderson County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Anderson County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Shannon.
      • Atchison County
      • This Shannon is located in Atchison County and lies 629 miles [1,012.3 km]<2> to the northwest of the Shannon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Atchison County community of Shannon.
      • Riley County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Shannon [Riley County].
    • Kentucky
      • Mason County
      • This Shannon is located in Mason County and lies 392 miles [630.9 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Shannon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Shannon.
    • Mississippi
      • Lee County
      • This Shannon is located in Lee County and lies 116 miles [186.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Shannon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Shannon.
    • Nevada
      • Eureka County
      • This Shannon is located in Eureka County and lies 1,678 miles [2,700.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Shannon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eureka County community of Shannon.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Shannon lies 1,391 miles [2,238.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Shannon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
    • North Carolina
      • Robeson County
      • This Shannon is located in Robeson County and lies 453 miles [729 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Shannon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Robeson County community of Shannon.
    • Ohio
      • Coshocton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Shannon [Coshocton County].
      • Muskingum County
      • This Shannon is located in Muskingum County and lies 531 miles [854.6 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Shannon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muskingum County community of Shannon.
      • Sandusky County
      • This Shannon is located in Sandusky County and lies 590 miles [949.5 km] to the north northeast of the Shannon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sandusky County community of Shannon.
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Shannon is located in Lane County and lies 2,089 miles [3,361.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Shannon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Shannon.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clarion County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Shannon [Clarion County].
    • Quebec
      • This Shannon lies 1,229 miles [1,977.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Shannon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
    • South Carolina
      • Aiken County
      • This Shannon is located in Aiken County and lies 284 miles [457.1 km]<2> to the east of the Shannon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aiken County community of Shannon.
      • Colleton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Shannon [Colleton County].
    • Texas
      • Clay County
      • This Shannon is located in Clay County and lies 655 miles [1,054.1 km]<2> to the west of the Shannon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Shannon.
      • Montgomery County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Shannon [Montgomery County].
    • West Virginia
      • Ohio County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Shannon [Ohio County].
      • Wyoming County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Shannon [Wyoming County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shannon ...

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.

  • Chapel Hill [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Shannon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
  • Chimney Hills [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Hills
    • Chimney Hills [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Shannon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chimney Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Hills
  • Cloverdale [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
    • Cloverdale [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Shannon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
  • Crescent Heights [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Heights
    • Crescent Heights [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Shannon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Heights
  • Continue List   (28 more) ...
    • Crest [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crest
      • Crest [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crest
    • Crossgate [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossgate
      • Crossgate [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossgate have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossgate
    • Eden Ridge [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden Ridge
      • Eden Ridge [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Ridge
    • Gordon Heights [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon Heights
      • Gordon Heights [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon Heights
    • Green Acres [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
      • Green Acres [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
    • High Point [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Point
      • High Point [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Point
    • Hillman [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman
      • Hillman [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillman
    • Hillman Gardens [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman Gardens
      • Hillman Gardens [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillman Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillman Gardens
    • Hillman Park [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman Park
      • Hillman Park [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillman Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillman Park
    • Hoover [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover
      • Hoover [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> 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<5>
    • Hopewell [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Imperial Forest [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Imperial Forest
      • Imperial Forest [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Imperial Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Imperial Forest
    • Ivy Chase [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivy Chase
      • Ivy Chase [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivy Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivy Chase
    • Jones Valley [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Valley
      • Jones Valley [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Valley
    • Laceys Chapel [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laceys Chapel
      • Laceys Chapel [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laceys Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laceys Chapel
    • Lakeview Park [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Park
      • Lakeview Park [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Park
    • Mars Hill [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
      • Mars Hill [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
    • Mason City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason City
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason City
    • Mill Run [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Run
      • Mill Run [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Run
    • Mountain Oaks [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Oaks
      • Mountain Oaks [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Oaks
    • Panorama [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panorama
      • Panorama [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panorama have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panorama
    • Pauls Hill [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pauls Hill
      • Pauls Hill [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pauls Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pauls Hill
    • Plantation Point [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantation Point
      • Plantation Point [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantation Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantation Point
    • Polo Trace [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polo Trace
      • Polo Trace [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polo Trace have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polo Trace
    • Rolling Ridge [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Ridge
      • Rolling Ridge [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Ridge
    • Shades Cliff [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shades Cliff
      • Shades Cliff [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shades Cliff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shades Cliff
    • Shades Run [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shades Run
      • Shades Run [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shades Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shades Run
    • Walnut Grove [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove

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. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Shannon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Inez McConico Andrews<6>
    • Mary Badham     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952
      • Birmingham is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Shannon.
    • Daniel Robert 'Dan' Bankhead     (Major League Baseball)
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Shannon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Neil Bonnett<6>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Shannon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.<6>
    • Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan     (Major League Baseball)
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Shannon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<6>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Shannon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman<6>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Shannon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph John Domnanovich<6>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Shannon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Edwards<6>

How Far From Shannon to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Birmingham, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Shannon to Birmingham, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 78 miles [125.5 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 most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,560 miles [10,557.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,268 miles [11,696.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,145 miles [8,280.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

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 we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Shannon could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 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>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.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.711 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.312 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.349 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 26 Oct 2020