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Shirley, British Columbia

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Welcome to Shirley ...

Although we found mention of Shirley during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> We believe that Shirley had a post office at one time. We have done a cursory search and haven't been able to find any evidence that the community still exists..

We've added Shirley to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Shirley, please Contact Us.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Shirley: Named after a town near Southampton, England.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Shirley might be (or was) located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: PST- Heure Normale du Pacifique (HNP), PDT- Heure Avancée du Pacifique (HAP).

We believe that Shirley would be found within the (250) & (778)<2> area codes.

The Canadian Postal Code for Shirley: V9Z<3>

Communities Also Named Shirley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 38 communities that are also named Shirley - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California (2), Colorado (3), Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), Ontario (3), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Shirley ...

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

  • Langford
  • Colwood
  • Sooke
  • Metchosin
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • East Sooke
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Sooke
      • East Sooke lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Shirley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Sooke
    • Saseenos
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saseenos
      • Saseenos lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Shirley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saseenos came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saseenos
    • Leechtown - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leechtown
      • Leechtown was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Shirley
    • Milnes Landing
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milnes Landing
      • Milnes Landing lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Shirley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milnes Landing came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milnes Landing
    • River Jordan
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Jordan
      • River Jordan lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Shirley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Jordan came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Jordan
    • Port Crescent [Clallam County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Crescent
      • Port Crescent [Clallam County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Shirley

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shirley ...

Looking for more information about Shirley? 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 Shirley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shirley.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Shirley and then turned east". While Shirley could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Shirley as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

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 Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller 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 Shirley 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 . 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>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250).
<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Shirley, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Shirley). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Shirley or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shirley) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Shirley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ShirleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shirley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3833, Longitude: -123.9000    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






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