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Shannon, Alabama
Shannon Post Office
Shannon Post Office
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jefferson
646 ft (197 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 205
GNIS feature ID 126626

Shannon is a small unincorporated community located in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States, between Birmingham and northwest Hoover named after John James Shannon, a mine operator. A post office first opened under the name Shannon in 1915. The town is home to a coal mine owned by the Drummond Company.

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