Shannon, Alabama

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Shannon, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Shannon Post Office
Shannon Post Office
Shannon, Alabama is located in Alabama
Shannon, Alabama
Shannon, Alabama
Coordinates: 33°24′19″N 86°52′19″W / 33.40528°N 86.87194°W / 33.40528; -86.87194Coordinates: 33°24′19″N 86°52′19″W / 33.40528°N 86.87194°W / 33.40528; -86.87194
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jefferson
Elevation 646 ft (197 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35142
Area code(s) 205
GNIS feature ID 126626[1]

Shannon is a small unincorporated community located in Jefferson County, Alabama, USA, between Birmingham and northwest Hoover named after John James Shannon, a mine operator.[2] A post office first opened under the name Shannon in 1915.[3]


  1. ^ "Shannon". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 126. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X. 
  3. ^ "Jefferson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 April 2015.