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Communities Also Named Shirley ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Shirley.

Within British Columbia, the name Shirley is unique.

Beyond British Columbia, we know of another 36 communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these 36 communities, three are located in Canada and 35 are in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Covington 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 Shirley [Covington County].
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • This Shirley is located in Tuscaloosa County and lies 2,126 miles [3,421.5 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscaloosa County community of Shirley.
    • Arkansas
      • Van Buren County
      • This Shirley is located in Van Buren County and lies 1,825 miles [2,937.1 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Buren County community of Shirley.
    • California
      • Kings County
      • This Shirley is located in Kings County and lies 854 miles [1,374.4 km]<2> to the south southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kings County community of Shirley.
      • Orange County
      • This Shirley is located in Orange County and lies 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the south southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Shirley.
    • Colorado
      • Chaffee County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Shirley [Chaffee County].
      • El Paso County
      • This Shirley is located in El Paso County and lies 1,158 miles [1,863.6 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the El Paso County community of Shirley.
      • Saguache 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 Colorado community of Shirley [Saguache County].
    • Illinois
      • Jefferson County
      • This Shirley is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,873 miles [3,014.3 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Shirley.
      • McLean County
      • This Shirley is located in McLean County and lies 1,787 miles [2,875.9 km] to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McLean County community of Shirley.
    • Indiana
      • Hancock County
      • This Shirley is located in Hancock County and lies 1,964 miles [3,160.8 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Shirley.
    • Iowa
      • Pocahontas 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 Iowa community of Shirley [Pocahontas County].
    • Kansas
      • Cloud County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Cloud County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cloud County community of Shirley.
    • Kentucky
      • Letcher 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 Kentucky community of Shirley [Letcher County].
    • Louisiana
      • Avoyelles Parish
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Shirley [Avoyelles Parish].
    • Maine
      • Piscataquis County
      • This Shirley is located in Piscataquis County and lies 2,516 miles [4,049.1 km]<2> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Piscataquis County community of Shirley.
    • Massachusetts
      • Middlesex County
      • This Shirley is located in Middlesex County and lies 2,512 miles [4,042.7 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Shirley.
      • Suffolk 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 Massachusetts community of Shirley [Suffolk County].
    • Michigan
      • Baraga 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 Shirley [Baraga County].
    • Minnesota
      • Polk County
      • This Shirley is located in Polk County and lies 1,251 miles [2,013.3 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Shirley.
    • Missouri
      • Washington County
      • This Shirley is located in Washington County and lies 1,794 miles [2,887.2 km]<2> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Shirley.
    • Montana
      • Custer County
      • This Shirley is located in Custer County and lies 861 miles [1,385.6 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Custer County community of Shirley.
    • New Hampshire
      • Hillsborough 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 New Hampshire community of Shirley [Hillsborough County].
    • New Jersey
      • Salem County
      • This Shirley is located in Salem County and lies 2,449 miles [3,941.3 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salem County community of Shirley.
    • New York
      • Erie County
      • This Shirley is located in Erie County and lies 2,182 miles [3,511.6 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Shirley.
      • Suffolk County
      • This Shirley is located in Suffolk County and lies 2,514 miles [4,045.9 km] to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk County community of Shirley.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Shirley.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Huntingdon 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 Shirley [Huntingdon County].
      • Westmoreland County
      • This Shirley is located in Westmoreland County and lies 2,243 miles [3,609.8 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Shirley.
    • South Carolina
      • Hampton County
      • This Shirley is located in Hampton County and lies 2,444 miles [3,933.2 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampton County community of Shirley.
    • Tennessee
      • Fentress County
      • This Shirley is located in Fentress County and lies 2,133 miles [3,432.7 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fentress County community of Shirley.
    • Texas
      • Hopkins County
      • This Shirley is located in Hopkins County and lies 1,795 miles [2,888.8 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hopkins County community of Shirley.
    • Virginia
      • Charles City County
      • This Shirley is located in Charles City County and lies 2,438 miles [3,923.6 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles City County community of Shirley.
    • West Virginia
      • Tyler County
      • This Shirley is located in Tyler County and lies 2,202 miles [3,543.8 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tyler County community of Shirley.
    • Wisconsin
      • Brown County
      • This Shirley is located in Brown County and lies 1,719 miles [2,766.5 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Shirley.
    • Wyoming
      • Carbon County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming community of Shirley [Carbon County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shirley ...

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.

  • Glen Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Lake
    • Glen Lake lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Shirley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Lake
  • Goldstream
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldstream
    • Goldstream lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Shirley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldstream came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldstream
  • Happy Valley
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Valley
    • Happy Valley lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Shirley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
  • Joyce [Clallam County]
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    • Leechtown - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leechtown
      • Leechtown was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Shirley
    • Otter Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otter Point
      • Otter Point lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Shirley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otter Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otter Point
    • River Jordan
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Jordan
      • River Jordan lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> 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:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Jordan
    • Rocky Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Shirley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
    • Shadow [Clallam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadow
      • Shadow [Clallam County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Shirley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadow have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadow
    • Twin [Clallam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin
      • Twin [Clallam County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Shirley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin

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 Shirley. 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.

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    • Emily Carr     (Artist, author)
      • Artist, author. She was born in Victoria (BC) on December 13, 1871 (a Wednesday) and died in Victoria (BC) on March 2, 1945 (a Friday) at the age of 73. She is buried at Ross Bay Cemetery (British Columbia).
      • Victoria is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Shirley.
      • Victoria is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Shirley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emily Carr<7>
    • Peggy Cartwright     (Actress)
    • Roy Conacher     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Toronto (ON) on October 5, 1916 (a Thursday) and died in Victoria (BC) on December 29, 1984 (a Saturday) at the age of 68. He is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Victoria is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Shirley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Conacher<7>
    • Ted Harrison     (Artist, illustrator, author)
      • Born: Edward Hardy Harrison
      • Artist, illustrator, author. He was born in Wingate (England) on August 28, 1926 (a Saturday) and died in Victoria (BC) on January 16, 2015 (a Friday) at the age of 88.
      • Victoria is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Shirley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ted Harrison<7>
    • Gordon 'Duke' Keats     (Professional hockey)
    • Gordon 'Duke' Keats     (Professional hockey)
    • Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz     (Anthropologist)
      • Anthropologist. He was born in Salt Lake City (UT) on November 5, 1931 (a Thursday) and died in Port Angeles (WA) on February 14, 2002 (a Thursday) at the age of 70. We don't have any burial details.
      • Port Angeles is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Shirley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz<7>
    • Rick 'Jumbo' Lapointe     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Victoria (BC) on August 2, 1955 (a Tueday) and died in Victoria (BC) on October 17, 1999 (a Sunday) at the age of 44. He is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Victoria is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Shirley.
      • Victoria is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Shirley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rick 'Jumbo' Lapointe<7>
    • Nellie L. Mooney McClung     (Suffragette, politican, author, activist)
      • Born: Helen Letitia Mooney
      • Suffragette, politican, author, activist. She was born in Chatsworth (ON) on October 20, 1873 (a Monday) and died in Victoria (BC) on September 1, 1951 (a Saturday) at the age of 77. She is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Victoria is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Shirley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nellie L. Mooney McClung<7>
    • Frank Alexis Patrick     (Professional hockey)
    • Lester Patrick     (Professional hockey)
    • Greg Polis     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Westlock (AB) on August 8, 1950 (a Tueday) and died in Victoria (BC) on March 18, 2018 (a Sunday) at the age of 67. He is buried at Dapp Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Victoria is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Shirley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Greg Polis<7>
    • Greg Linn Polis     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Westlock (AB) on August 8, 1950 (a Tueday) and died in Victoria (BC) on March 18, 2018 (a Sunday) at the age of 67. He is buried at Dapp Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Victoria is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Shirley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Greg Linn Polis<7>

How Far From Shirley 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 Shirley to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • Victoria, which is the Provincial Capital of British Columbia, lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could walk a straight line from Shirley to Victoria, with an average speed<8> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 2,245 miles [3,613 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 5 days, a buggy would take 88 days and walking would take 128 days.
    • The shortest distance<9> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,745 miles [10,855 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,504 miles [12,076.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<11>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,652 miles [9,096 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<12>

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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 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 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>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- 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: 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    
<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 Shirley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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 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.
<7>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.
<8>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.
<9>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 Shirley to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 342.211 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 344.015 degrees.
<12>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.739 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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