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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Shirley.

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Around Shirley ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the southeast of Shirley. Tuscaloosa has a population of 99,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bessemer. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the east of Shirley and has a population of 26,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Shirley and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Adamsville   [Map]   4,360   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Brent   [Map]   4,919   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Brighton   [Map]   2,833   E   46 miles [74 km]
Centreville   [Map]   2,708   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Eutaw   [Map]   2,749   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,807   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Fayette   [Map]   4,432   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Midfield   [Map]   5,171   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   10,177   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,531   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Columbus (MS)   [Map]   24,561   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alberta City   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Buhl   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Carrollton   [Map]   980   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Coker   [Map]   985   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Echola   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Elrod   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Foster's   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gordo   [Map]   1,672   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Holt   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ingleside Village   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lake Front Village   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Reform   [Map]   1,616   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sahama Village   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Samantha   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Wood Village   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]

For more communities neighboring Shirley, please visit our County-by-County Page for Shirley.

Tuscaloosa County ...

Shirley is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shirley ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bridgeview   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East of Shirley   [Map]
Chapelwood   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cherokee Shores   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Chestnut Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Coker   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cove Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Edwardian Place   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Forest Green   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Forest Green Park   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Gordo   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Harperwood   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
High Cliff   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Highview   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lake Cove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Pine Circle   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Samantha   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Willow Point   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Zion   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Shirley.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Shirley. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shirley. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alabama

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Shirley ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Shirley.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Shirley.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Shirley. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   ENE   59 miles [95 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   172 miles [276.8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   192 miles [309 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   200 miles [321.9 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   201 miles [323.5 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   210 miles [338 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   96 miles [154.5 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SE   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport(UBS/KUBS)   [Map]   UBS   WNW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Phillips Intl.   [Map]   ---   WNW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lamar Co. Airport   [Map]   M55   NNW   40 miles [64.4 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Golden Triangle Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGTR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shirley.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Shirley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shirley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shirley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3501, Longitude: -87.7472     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shirley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Shirley), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Shirley.