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'''Shades Creek''' is a 56.4 mile-long stream running southwest through [[Shades Valley]] to the [[Cahaba River]] near the [[Shelby County]]/[[Bibb County]] line.
 
'''Shades Creek''' is a 56.4 mile-long stream running southwest through [[Shades Valley]] to the [[Cahaba River]] near the [[Shelby County]]/[[Bibb County]] line.
  
Shades Creek starts near the [[Birmingham Race Course]] and runs through [[Irondale]], [[Birmingham]], [[Mountain Brook]], [[Homewood]], [[Hoover]], and [[Bessemer]].  The [[Black Warrior/Cahaba River Land Trust]] has purchased several acres of land along the creek, primarily behind [[Wildwood Shopping Center]] and in [[Shannon]] for permanent conservation.  Homewood is building the [[Shades Creek Greenway]] along the waterway to connect [[Jemison Park]] with [[West Homewood Park]].
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Shades Creek starts near the [[Birmingham Race Course]] and runs through [[Irondale]], [[Birmingham]], [[Mountain Brook]], [[Homewood]], [[Hoover]], and [[Bessemer]].  The [[Freshwater Land Trust]] has purchased several acres of land along the creek, primarily behind [[Wildwood Shopping Center]] and in [[Shannon]] for permanent conservation.  Homewood is building the [[Shades Creek Greenway]] along the waterway to connect [[Jemison Park]] in Mountain Brook with [[West Homewood Park]].
  
From [[1915]] to the 1940s, Shades Creek was dammed at [[Columbiana Road]], just downstream of [[Griffin's Creek]] to form [[Edgewood Lake]], a popular recreational resort during the 1920s and 30s.
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From [[1915]] to the 1940s, Shades Creek was dammed at [[Columbiana Road]], just downstream of [[Griffin Creek]] to form [[Edgewood Lake]], a popular recreational resort during the 1920s and 30s.
  
 
== Sites along Shades Creek ==
 
== Sites along Shades Creek ==
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== Major roads crossing Shades Creek ==
 
== Major roads crossing Shades Creek ==
 
Starting upstream (from the north):
 
Starting upstream (from the north):
*[[Highway 280]]
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*[[U.S. Highway 280]]
*[[Independence Drive]] ([[Highway 31]])
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*[[Independence Drive]] ([[U.S. Highway 31]])
 
*[[Columbiana Road]]
 
*[[Columbiana Road]]
 
*[[Interstate 65]]
 
*[[Interstate 65]]
 
*[[West Oxmoor Road]]
 
*[[West Oxmoor Road]]
*[[State Route 150]]
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*[[State Highway 150]]
 
*[[Interstate 459]]
 
*[[Interstate 459]]
  

Revision as of 14:22, 8 November 2006

Shades Creek is a 56.4 mile-long stream running southwest through Shades Valley to the Cahaba River near the Shelby County/Bibb County line.

Shades Creek starts near the Birmingham Race Course and runs through Irondale, Birmingham, Mountain Brook, Homewood, Hoover, and Bessemer. The Freshwater Land Trust has purchased several acres of land along the creek, primarily behind Wildwood Shopping Center and in Shannon for permanent conservation. Homewood is building the Shades Creek Greenway along the waterway to connect Jemison Park in Mountain Brook with West Homewood Park.

From 1915 to the 1940s, Shades Creek was dammed at Columbiana Road, just downstream of Griffin Creek to form Edgewood Lake, a popular recreational resort during the 1920s and 30s.

Sites along Shades Creek

Starting upstream (from the north):

Streets running alongside Shades Creek

Major roads crossing Shades Creek

Starting upstream (from the north):

References