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Shannon is in Jefferson County, in the Birmingham-Hoover metro area.
The community was named for John James Shannon, mine operator
The latitude of Shannon is 33.405N. The longitude is -86.871W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 646 feet.
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Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shannon political report.
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