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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 Sheffield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sheffield and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Sheffield:
    • 34.755652, -87.700771
    • 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 Sheffield
  • 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 Sheffield ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Sheffield.

Within Alabama, the name Sheffield is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another 27 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 27 communities, 25 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • 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 Florida community of Sheffield [Jefferson County].
    • Georgia
      • Camden 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 Georgia community of Sheffield [Camden County].
      • Early 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 Georgia community of Sheffield [Early County].
      • Newton 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 Georgia community of Sheffield [Newton County].
      • Rockdale 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 Georgia community of Sheffield [Rockdale County].
    • Illinois
      • Bureau County
      • This Sheffield is located in Bureau County and lies 469 miles [754.8 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Sheffield that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bureau County community of Sheffield.
    • Indiana
      • 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 Indiana community of Sheffield [Lake County].
    • Iowa
      • Franklin County
      • This Sheffield is located in Franklin County and lies 634 miles [1,020.3 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Sheffield that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Sheffield.
    • Kansas
      • Decatur County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Decatur County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Decatur County community of Sheffield.
    • Massachusetts
      • Berkshire County
      • This Sheffield is located in Berkshire County and lies 925 miles [1,488.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Sheffield that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berkshire County community of Sheffield.
    • Michigan
      • Kent County
      • This Sheffield is located in Kent County and lies 594 miles [956 km]<2> to the north of the Sheffield that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Sheffield.
    • Missouri
      • Cape Girardeau County
      • Although located in Cape Girardeau County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cape Girardeau County community of Sheffield.
      • Jackson 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 Missouri community of Sheffield [Jackson County].
    • Montana
      • Custer County
      • This Sheffield is located in Custer County and lies 1,249 miles [2,010.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Sheffield that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Custer County community of Sheffield.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Sheffield lies 1,356 miles [2,182.3 km]<2> to the northeast of the Sheffield that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
    • North Carolina
      • Davie County
      • This Sheffield is located in Davie County and lies 403 miles [648.6 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Sheffield that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davie County community of Sheffield.
    • Ohio
      • Lorain County
      • This Sheffield is located in Lorain County and lies 553 miles [890 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Sheffield that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lorain County community of Sheffield.
    • Ontario
      • This Sheffield lies 714 miles [1,149.1 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Sheffield that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
    • Pennsylvania
      • Warren County
      • This Sheffield is located in Warren County and lies 670 miles [1,078.3 km]<2> to the northeast of the Sheffield that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Sheffield.
    • South Carolina
      • Greenwood County
      • This Sheffield is located in Greenwood County and lies 316 miles [508.6 km]<2> to the east of the Sheffield that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenwood County community of Sheffield.
      • Spartanburg County
      • This Sheffield is located in Spartanburg County and lies 324 miles [521.4 km] to the east of the Sheffield that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spartanburg County community of Sheffield.
    • South Dakota
      • Beadle County
      • This Sheffield is located in Beadle County and lies 864 miles [1,390.5 km]<2> to the northwest of the Sheffield that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beadle County community of Sheffield.
    • Tennessee
      • Rhea 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 Sheffield [Rhea County].
    • Texas
      • Cass County
      • This Sheffield is located in Cass County and lies 396 miles [637.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Sheffield that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Sheffield.
      • Pecos County
      • This Sheffield is located in Pecos County and lies 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the west southwest of the Sheffield that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pecos County community of Sheffield.
    • Vermont
      • Caledonia County
      • This Sheffield is located in Caledonia County and lies 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Sheffield that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caledonia County community of Sheffield.
    • Virginia
      • Lynchburg City
      • This Sheffield is located in Lynchburg City and lies 507 miles [815.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Sheffield that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lynchburg City community of Sheffield.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sheffield ...

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.

  • Cave Spring [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Spring
    • Cave Spring [Colbert County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Sheffield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cave Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Spring
  • Cypress Creek [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Creek
    • Cypress Creek [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Sheffield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Creek
  • Cypress Forest [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Forest
    • Cypress Forest [Lauderdale County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Sheffield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Forest
  • Cypress Heights [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Heights
    • Cypress Heights [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Sheffield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Heights
  • Continue List   (15 more) ...
    • Florence [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Lauderdale County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40,797 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<5>
    • Florence Ferry [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence Ferry
      • Florence Ferry [Colbert County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence Ferry
    • Furnace Hill [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furnace Hill
      • Furnace Hill [Colbert County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furnace Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hickory Hills [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
      • Hickory Hills [Lauderdale County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hills
    • Hobgood [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobgood
      • Hobgood [Colbert County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobgood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobgood
    • Houston Corner [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston Corner
      • Houston Corner [Colbert County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houston Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston Corner
    • James [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James
      • James [Colbert County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James
    • Lakeview [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Colbert County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Lakeview Highlands [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Highlands
      • Lakeview Highlands [Colbert County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Highlands have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Highlands
    • Manor Haven [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manor Haven
      • Manor Haven [Colbert County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manor Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manor Haven
    • Milk Springs [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milk Springs
      • Milk Springs [Colbert County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milk Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milk Springs
    • Mount Pleasant [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Colbert County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muscle Shoals
      • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muscle Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,575 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muscle Shoals
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muscle Shoals<5>
    • Three Forks [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Forks
      • Three Forks [Lauderdale County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Forks
    • Woodlawn Heights [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn Heights
      • Woodlawn Heights [Colbert County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn Heights

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 Sheffield. 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 ...
    • Kandi Barbour     (Actress, model)
      • Actress, model. She was born in Russellville (Alabama) on Sunday February 15, 1959 and died in San Francisco (California) on Wednesday January 18, 2012 at the age of 52. She is buried at Tulocay Cemetery (Napa County, California).
      • Russellville is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Sheffield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kandi Barbour<6>
    • W.C. Handy     (Musician, composer)
      • Musician, composer. He was born in Florence (Alabama) on Sunday November 16, 1873 and died in New York (New York) on Friday March 28, 1958 at the age of 84. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Florence is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Sheffield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: W.C. Handy<6>
    • William Bruce 'Billy' Hardwick     (Professional bowler)
      • Professional bowler. He was born in Florence (Alabama) on Friday July 25, 1941 and died in Bradenton (Florida) on Saturday November 16, 2013 at the age of 72.
      • Florence is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Sheffield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Bruce 'Billy' Hardwick<6>
    • Helen Keller     (Activist)
      • Activist. She was born in Tuscumbia (Alabama) on Sunday June 27, 1880 and died in Easton (Connecticut) on Saturday June 1, 1968 at the age of 88.
      • Tuscumbia is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Sheffield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen Keller<6>
    • Anderson Lawler     (Actor, producer)
      • Actor, producer. He was born in Russellville (Alabama) on Monday May 5, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Monday April 6, 1959 at the age of 56. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia).
      • Russellville is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Sheffield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anderson Lawler<6>

How Far From Sheffield 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 city such as Sheffield to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tuscumbia, which is the Seat of Colbert County and lies just to the South.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 182 miles [292.9 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Sheffield to Montgomery, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, 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 6,529 miles [10,507.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,245 miles [11,659.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,120 miles [8,239.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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 Sheffield 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sheffield) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sheffield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sheffield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sheffield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7557, Longitude: -87.7008       In this case, the coordinates for Sheffield 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 Sheffield, 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 Sheffield 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 314.297 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.175 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.40 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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