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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Shaw ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Johnson Ford (TN). It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the north of where Shaw would have been located. Johnson Ford (TN) has a population of 65,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Florence. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the east of Shaw and has a population of 40,000 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 from Shaw and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Booneville (MS)   [Map]   8,744   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Corinth (MS)   [Map]   14,818   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Deanburg (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Henderson (TN)   [Map]   6,551   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Lexington (TN)   [Map]   7,769   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Mount Lebanon (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   41 miles [66 km]
Parkburg (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Savannah (TN)   [Map]   7,019   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Tulu (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cherokee   [Map]   1,009   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Cloverdale   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Waterloo   [Map]   198   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   930   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Farmington (MS)   [Map]   2,189   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Glen (MS)   [Map]   410   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Iuka (MS)   [Map]   2,989   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   ---   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Adamsville (TN)   [Map]   2,204   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Crump (TN)   [Map]   1,395   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Guys (TN)   [Map]   462   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Michie (TN)   [Map]   589   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
New Town (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Stantonville (TN)   [Map]   267   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Lauderdale County ...

Shaw would have been located within present day Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shaw ...

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.

Chickasaw Crossing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast of Shaw   [Map]
Cooks Landing (MS)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Cross Roads (MS)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Haddock (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
High Point (MS)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Holiday Hills (TN)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pickwick Ferry (TN)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Red Sulphur Springs (TN)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Short (MS)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Slab Town (TN) (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Walnut Grove (TN) (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Shaw. 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 Shaw. 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 Shaw ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport(ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]   SNH   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Robert Sibley Airport   [Map]   SZY   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Roscoe Turner Airport   [Map]   CRX   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hassell Fld.   [Map]   M29   NNE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   S   33 miles [53.1 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 Shaw.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Shaw. 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
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   102 miles [164.2 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NE   115 miles [185.1 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SE   126 miles [202.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   ESE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ESE   82 miles [132 km]
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   NE   109 miles [175.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport(ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]   SNH   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Robert Sibley Airport   [Map]   SZY   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Roscoe Turner Airport   [Map]   CRX   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hassell Fld.   [Map]   M29   NNE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   S   33 miles [53.1 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.

Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        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
 
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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Shaw.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Shaw. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shaw) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9779, Longitude: -88.1667     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shaw 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 Shaw), 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 Shaw.