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Welcome to Shelby ...

Shelby is located in Shelby County<1>.

Shelby is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Shelby is located in the (205) area code.

The ZIP code for Shelby: 35143<3>

Communities Also Named Shelby ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Shelby - they are located in Indiana (2), Iowa, Kentucky (2), Michigan (3), Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Shelby ...

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

  • Alabaster [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabaster
    • Alabaster [Shelby County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Shelby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,487 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabaster have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alabaster<6>
  • Pelham [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
    • Pelham [Shelby County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Shelby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 23,911 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham<6>
  • Calera [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calera
    • Calera [Shelby County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Shelby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,717 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calera have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calera
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calera<6>
  • Chelsea [Shelby County]
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    • Chelsea [Shelby County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Shelby
    • Estimated population in 2015: 12,059 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelsea
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chelsea<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sylacauga [Talladega County]
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      • Sylacauga [Talladega County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Shelby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,034 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylacauga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylacauga<6>
    • Clanton [Chilton County]
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      • Clanton [Chilton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Shelby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clanton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clanton<6>
    • Montevallo [Shelby County]
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      • Montevallo [Shelby County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Shelby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,738 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montevallo have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montevallo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montevallo<6>
    • Childersburg [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Childersburg
      • Childersburg [Talladega County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Shelby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,837 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Childersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Childersburg<6>
    • Columbiana [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbiana
      • Columbiana [Shelby County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Shelby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,550 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbiana have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbiana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbiana<6>
    • Jemison [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jemison
      • Jemison [Chilton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Shelby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,672 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jemison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jemison<6>

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shelby. 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 Shelby.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shelby ...

Looking for more information about Shelby? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Shelby, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shelby.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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 Shelby, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shelby - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Shelby). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Shelby or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Shelby) 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 Shelby. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shelby

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shelby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1097, Longitude: -86.5836    
<5>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.
<6>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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