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Our Genealogy Helper for Shaw ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Shaw (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Shaw. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Shaw is located in Pickens County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pickens County: Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Lowndes (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

Below are the counties that are near Shaw. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Shaw:

  • Pickens County     (The home county of Shaw)
    • McShan [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McShan
      • McShan [Pickens County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Shaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McShan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McShan
    • Reform [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reform
      • Reform [Pickens County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reform have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reform
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reform<3>
    • Ethelsville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethelsville
      • Ethelsville [Pickens County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 73 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethelsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethelsville
    • Stafford [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stafford
      • Stafford [Pickens County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Shaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
    • Macedonia [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedonia
      • Macedonia [Pickens County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Shaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macedonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia
    • Stansel [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stansel
      • Stansel [Pickens County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Shaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stansel
    • Carrollton [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Pickens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 943 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
    • Gordo [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordo
      • Gordo [Pickens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,614 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordo<3>
    • Pickensville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickensville
      • Pickensville [Pickens County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 578 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickensville
    • Beaver Town [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Town
      • Beaver Town [Pickens County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Shaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Town
    • McMullen [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McMullen
      • McMullen [Pickens County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McMullen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMullen
    • Aliceville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aliceville
      • Aliceville [Pickens County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,254 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aliceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aliceville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aliceville<3>
  • Fayette County
    • Ashcraft Corner [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashcraft Corner
      • Ashcraft Corner [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Shaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashcraft Corner
    • Belk [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belk
      • Belk [Fayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belk
    • Fayette [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
      • Fayette [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,275 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<3>
    • Old Town [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Shaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
    • Rossland City [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rossland City
      • Rossland City [Fayette County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rossland City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rossland City
    • Kirkland [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkland
      • Kirkland [Fayette County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Shaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkland
    • Bluff [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff
      • Bluff [Fayette County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Shaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff
    • Bankston [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bankston
      • Bankston [Fayette County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bankston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bankston
    • Berry [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berry
      • Berry [Fayette County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,095 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berry<3>
    • Glen Allen [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Allen
      • Glen Allen [Fayette County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 480 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Allen
  • Greene County
    • Union [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Greene County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
  • Lamar County
    • Millport [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millport
      • Millport [Lamar County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 980 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millport<3>
    • Kennedy [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy
      • Kennedy [Lamar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy
    • Hightogy [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hightogy
      • Hightogy [Lamar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Shaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hightogy
    • Vernon [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Lamar County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,850 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vernon<3>
    • Sulligent [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulligent
      • Sulligent [Lamar County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulligent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulligent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sulligent<3>
    • Beaverton [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverton
      • Beaverton [Lamar County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 187 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaverton<3>
    • Detroit [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Detroit
      • Detroit [Lamar County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Detroit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Detroit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Detroit<3>
  • Marion County
    • Gu-Win [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gu-Win
      • Gu-Win [Marion County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 174 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gu-Win
    • Guin [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guin
      • Guin [Marion County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,275 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guin<3>
    • Winfield [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Marion County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,519 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<3>
    • Twin [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin
      • Twin [Marion County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 392 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin
    • Brilliant [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brilliant
      • Brilliant [Marion County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 873 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brilliant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brilliant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brilliant<3>
  • Tuscaloosa County
    • Echola [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echola
      • Echola [Tuscaloosa County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Shaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echola
    • Elrod [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elrod
      • Elrod [Tuscaloosa County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Shaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elrod have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elrod
    • Buhl [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buhl
      • Buhl [Tuscaloosa County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Shaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buhl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buhl
    • Samantha [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samantha
      • Samantha [Tuscaloosa County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Shaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samantha
    • Coker [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coker
      • Coker [Tuscaloosa County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 964 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coker<3>
    • Northport [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northport
      • Northport [Tuscaloosa County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northport<3>
    • Foster's [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Ralph [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Tuscaloosa [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscaloosa
      • Tuscaloosa [Tuscaloosa County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 101,129 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscaloosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscaloosa<3>
  • Walker County
    • Eldridge [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldridge
      • Eldridge [Walker County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 123 people
      • Former name for Eldridge:
      • Camp Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eldridge<3>
  • Clay County (MS)
    • Vinton [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton [Clay County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
    • West Point [Clay County]
  • Lowndes County (MS)
    • New Hope [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hope
      • New Hope [Lowndes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Shaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope
    • Caledonia [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Lowndes County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,058 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<3>
    • Columbus [Lowndes County]
    • Kolola Springs [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kolola Springs
      • Kolola Springs [Lowndes County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Shaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kolola Springs
    • Bent Oak [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Oak
      • Bent Oak [Lowndes County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Shaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bent Oak
    • Artesia [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesia
      • Artesia [Lowndes County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artesia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesia
    • Crawford [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crawford
      • Crawford [Lowndes County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 650 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crawford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crawford<3>
  • Monroe County (MS)
    • Hamilton [Monroe County]
    • Gattman [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gattman
      • Gattman [Monroe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gattman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gattman
    • Greenwood Springs [Monroe County]
    • Aberdeen [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
      • Aberdeen [Monroe County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,205 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<3>
    • Hatley [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatley
      • Hatley [Monroe County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatley
    • Amory [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amory
      • Amory [Monroe County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amory
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amory<3>
  • Noxubee County (MS)
    • Deerbrook [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerbrook
      • Deerbrook [Noxubee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Shaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerbrook
    • Brooksville [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooksville
      • Brooksville [Noxubee County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,083 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooksville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brooksville<3>
    • Macon [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macon
      • Macon [Noxubee County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Shaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,421 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macon<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Shaw, see our County-by-County Page for Shaw.

Newspapers Published in Shaw ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shaw.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shaw, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Shaw.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Shaw:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Alabama
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Shaw ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shaw.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Shaw covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Bell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell Cemetery
  • Macedonia Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Macedonia Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Macedonia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia Cemetery
  • Rocky Ridge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rocky Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ridge Cemetery
  • Bethlehem Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethlehem Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethlehem Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethlehem Church Cemetery
  • Phoenix Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Phoenix Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Phoenix Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenix Cemetery
  • Eatman Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eatman Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eatman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oddfellows Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oddfellows Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Antioch Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Antioch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Baird Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Baird Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mt. Carmel Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Carmel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Payne Chapel Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Payne Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Holly Grove Cemetery
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    • Andrews Chapel Churchyard Cemetery
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    • Andrews Chapel Cemetery
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    • Providence Cemetery
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

While we didn't find Shaw in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Shaw.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Shaw, with the one closest to Shaw listed first.

  • Millport [Lamar County]
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    • Millport [Lamar County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Shaw
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 244 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 980 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Millport had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millport<3>
  • Fernbank [Lamar County]
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    • Fernbank [Lamar County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shaw
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fernbank had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fernbank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Palmetto [Pickens County]
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    • Palmetto [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Shaw
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Palmetto had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmetto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Coal Fire [Pickens County]
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    • Coal Fire [Pickens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Shaw
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Coal Fire had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Fire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Kennedy [Lamar County]
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    • Kennedy [Lamar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Shaw
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 312 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kennedy had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Stafford [Pickens County]
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    • Stafford [Pickens County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Shaw
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stafford had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Reform [Pickens County]
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      • Reform [Pickens County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Shaw
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,552 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Reform had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reform have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reform<3>
    • Kingville [Lamar County]
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      • Kingville [Lamar County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Shaw
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 40 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kingville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Star [Lamar County]
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      • Star [Lamar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Shaw
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Star had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hightogy [Lamar County]
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      • Hightogy [Lamar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Shaw
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hightogy had a post office and no railroad service
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    • New Hope [Lowndes County]
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      • New Hope [Lowndes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Shaw
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bell [Pickens County]
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      • Bell [Pickens County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Shaw
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lubbub [Pickens County]
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      • Lubbub [Pickens County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Shaw
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 33 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lubbub had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lubbub have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Steens [Lowndes County]
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      • Steens [Lowndes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Shaw
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Steens had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gordo [Pickens County]
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      • Gordo [Pickens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Shaw
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 106 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,614 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gordo had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordo<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Shaw. See our List of 1890's Communities around Shaw.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Pickens County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shaw. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Shaw) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shaw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5065, Longitude: -88.0942       In this case, the coordinates for Shaw have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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 Shaw, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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