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Welcome to Shaw ...

Shaw is located in Pickens County<1>.

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

Shaw is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Shaw is within the (205) area code.

Communities Also Named Shaw ...

While we believe that this Shaw is located in Pickens County, we know of another 2 Alabama communities named Shaw. Those communities are located in the following counties: Jefferson and Lauderdale County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 28 communities that are also named Shaw - they are located in Arkansas (2), Colorado, Illinois (3), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (3), Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (2) and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Shaw ...

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

  • Columbus [Lowndes County]
  • Fayette [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
    • Fayette [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> 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<5>
  • Vernon [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
    • Vernon [Lamar County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> 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<5>
  • Gordo [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordo
    • Gordo [Pickens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> 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<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Reform [Pickens County]
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      • Reform [Pickens County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> 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<5>
    • Caledonia [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Lowndes County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> 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<5>
    • Millport [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millport
      • Millport [Lamar County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> 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<5>
    • Carrollton [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Pickens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> 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
    • Kennedy [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy
      • Kennedy [Lamar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> 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
    • Belk [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belk
      • Belk [Fayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> 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

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 Shaw. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shaw.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shaw ...

Looking for more information about Shaw? 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 Shaw, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for 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>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Pickens, 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 Shaw - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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 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).
<5>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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