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Welcome to Shandon ...

Shandon is located in San Luis Obispo County<1>.

Shandon is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Shandon lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Shandon: (805)

The ZIP code for Shandon: 93461<3>

Communities Also Named Shandon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Shandon - they are located in New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Shandon ...

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

  • El Paso de Robles [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Paso de Robles
    • El Paso de Robles [San Luis Obispo County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Shandon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,521 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for El Paso de Robles have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Paso de Robles
  • Cholame [San Luis Obispo County]
  • Creston [San Luis Obispo County]
  • Linne [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linne
    • Linne [San Luis Obispo County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Shandon
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linne
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Estrella [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estrella
      • Estrella [San Luis Obispo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Shandon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estrella
    • Kecks Corner [Kern County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kecks Corner
      • Kecks Corner [Kern County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Shandon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kecks Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kecks Corner
    • Oak Park [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Park
      • Oak Park [San Luis Obispo County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Shandon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Park have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Park
    • Parkfield [Monterey County]
    • Paso Robles [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Wellsona [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellsona
      • Wellsona [San Luis Obispo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Shandon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellsona

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shandon ...

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

Adding Shandon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Shandon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Shandon was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Shandon on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for California (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Shandon on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Shandon

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About San Luis Obispo County

About California

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

The official website for San Luis Obispo County: www.co.slo.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including San Luis Obispo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shandon - 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 Shandon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Shandon 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shandon) 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 Shandon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ShandonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shandon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6555, Longitude: -120.3748    
<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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