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Shelby is in Shelby County, in the Birmingham-Hoover metro area.
The community was named for the Shelby Iron Works, which was destroyed by Union forces during the Civil War
The latitude of Shelby is 33.110N. The longitude is -86.584W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 495 feet.
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Shelby County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shelby political report.
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