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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Shaw, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shaw 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 Shaw:
    • 33.506505, -88.094194
    • 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 Shaw
  • 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 Shaw ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Shaw.

There are two communities within Alabama that are also named Shaw.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another 26 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Jefferson 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 Alabama community of Shaw [Jefferson County].
    • Lauderdale County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Shaw [Lauderdale County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Craighead County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Shaw [Craighead County].
      • Saline County
      • This Shaw is located in Saline County and lies 263 miles [423.3 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Shaw that is located in Pickens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saline County community of Shaw.
    • Colorado
      • Lincoln County
      • This Shaw is located in Lincoln County and lies 942 miles [1,516 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Shaw that is located in Pickens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Shaw.
    • Illinois
      • Lake 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 Illinois community of Shaw [Lake County].
      • Lee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Shaw [Lee County].
      • Warren County
      • This Shaw is located in Warren County and lies 538 miles [865.8 km]<3> to the north northwest of the Shaw that is located in Pickens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Shaw.
    • Kansas
      • Neosho County
      • This Shaw is located in Neosho County and lies 494 miles [795 km]<3> to the northwest of the Shaw that is located in Pickens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Neosho County community of Shaw.
    • Kentucky
      • Carlisle County
      • This Shaw is located in Carlisle County and lies 238 miles [383 km]<3> to the north of the Shaw that is located in Pickens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carlisle County community of Shaw.
    • Louisiana
      • Concordia Parish
      • This Shaw is located in Concordia Parish and lies 260 miles [418.4 km]<3> to the southwest of the Shaw that is located in Pickens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Concordia Parish community of Shaw.
      • Grant Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Shaw [Grant Parish].
      • Iberia Parish
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Shaw [Iberia Parish].
    • Maine
      • Aroostook 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 Maine community of Shaw [Aroostook County].
    • Michigan
      • Muskegon 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 Michigan community of Shaw [Muskegon County].
    • Minnesota
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Shaw is located in Saint Louis County and lies 965 miles [1,553 km]<3> to the north northwest of the Shaw that is located in Pickens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Shaw.
    • Mississippi
      • Bolivar County
      • This Shaw is located in Bolivar County and lies 154 miles [247.8 km]<3> to the west of the Shaw that is located in Pickens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bolivar County community of Shaw.
    • Missouri
      • Boone County
      • This Shaw is located in Boone County and lies 441 miles [709.7 km]<3> to the north northwest of the Shaw that is located in Pickens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Shaw.
      • Saint Louis City
      • This Shaw is located in Saint Louis City and lies 372 miles [598.7 km] to the north northwest of the Shaw that is located in Pickens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis City community of Shaw.
    • North Carolina
      • Cumberland County
      • This Shaw is located in Cumberland County and lies 534 miles [859.4 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Shaw that is located in Pickens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Shaw.
    • Oregon
      • Marion County
      • This Shaw is located in Marion County and lies 2,000 miles [3,218.7 km]<3> to the northwest of the Shaw that is located in Pickens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Shaw.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Crawford 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 Shaw [Crawford County].
    • South Dakota
      • Clay County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Shaw [Clay County].
    • Tennessee
      • Haywood County
      • This Shaw is located in Haywood County and lies 168 miles [270.4 km]<3> to the north northwest of the Shaw that is located in Pickens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Haywood County community of Shaw.
      • Williamson 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 Tennessee community of Shaw [Williamson County].
    • Texas
      • Bowie 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 Shaw [Bowie County].
      • Terrell County
      • This Shaw is located in Terrell County and lies 850 miles [1,367.9 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Shaw that is located in Pickens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Terrell County community of Shaw.
    • West Virginia
      • Mineral County
      • This Shaw is located in Mineral County and lies 643 miles [1,034.8 km]<3> to the northeast of the Shaw that is located in Pickens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mineral County community of Shaw.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shaw ...

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.

  • Coal Fire [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Fire
    • Coal Fire [Pickens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the south of Shaw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Fire have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Fire
  • Ethelsville [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethelsville
    • Ethelsville [Pickens County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethelsville
  • Fernbank [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fernbank
    • Fernbank [Lamar County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northwest of Shaw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fernbank have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fernbank
  • Forest [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
    • Forest [Pickens County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the west of Shaw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kennedy [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy
      • Kennedy [Lamar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy
    • Kingville [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingville
      • Kingville [Lamar County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the north of Shaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingville
    • Liberty [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Pickens County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Shaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Pinecrest [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinecrest
      • Pinecrest [Lowndes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the west of Shaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinecrest
    • Reform [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reform
      • Reform [Pickens County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reform
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reform<5>
    • Star [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star
      • Star [Lamar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the north of Shaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star

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 Shaw. 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 ...
    • Henry 'Hurricane Hank' Armstrong     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Columbus (Mississippi) on Thursday December 12, 1912 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday October 22, 1988 at the age of 75. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Columbus is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Shaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry 'Hurricane Hank' Armstrong<6>
    • Isaac Morgan 'Ike' Boone     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Samantha (Alabama) on Wednesday February 17, 1897 and died in Northport (Alabama) on Friday August 1, 1958 at the age of 61. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Samantha is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Shaw.
      • Northport is located 35 miles [56.3 km] to the southeast of Shaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Morgan 'Ike' Boone<6>
    • Jimmie Lee Sudduth     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Fayette (Alabama) on Thursday March 10, 1910 and died in Fayette (Alabama) on Sunday September 2, 2007 at the age of 97. He is buried at Fayette Memorial Gardens (Fayette County, Alabama).
      • Fayette is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Shaw.
      • Fayette is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Shaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmie Lee Sudduth<6>
    • Andrew Patrick Wood     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Columbus (Mississippi) on Saturday January 8, 1966 and died in Bremerton (Washington) on Monday March 19, 1990 at the age of 24.
      • Columbus is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Shaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Patrick Wood<6>

How Far From Shaw to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Shaw to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Carrollton, which is the Seat of Pickens County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Shaw to Carrollton, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,605 miles [10,629.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,318 miles [11,777.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,194 miles [8,358.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of 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 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Shaw 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>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.
<3>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 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).
<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 Shaw 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 314.458 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.19 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.822 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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