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Union, Alabama
(Calhoun County)

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Welcome to Union ...

Union is located in Calhoun County.

Union is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: Union lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Union (for example, toward Tallapoosa (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Area codes for Union: (256) & (938)<2>

Communities near Union ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Union and not the distance if you drove.<3>.

Community   2015<4>
Anniston   [Map]   22,347   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,899   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   36,084   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Glencoe   [Map]   5,153   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hokes Bluff   [Map]   4,301   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,222   E   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Union.

Communities Also Named Union ...

While we believe that this Union is located in Calhoun County, we know of another 9 Alabama communities named Union. Those communities are located in the following counties: Clarke, Clay, Etowah, Franklin, Greene, Henry, Morgan, Randolph and Tallapoosa County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 121 communities that are also named Union - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas (5), California (3), Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (10), Illinois (5), Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (5), Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (6), Missouri (3), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey (3), New Mexico, New York (3), North Carolina (5), North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Oklahoma (3), Ontario (4), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, South Carolina (4), Tennessee (6), Texas (9), Utah, Virginia (2), Washington (2), West Virginia (3) and Wisconsin (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Union.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Union. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Union. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Union.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Union:

Websites for Union ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Union ...

Looking for more information about Union? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Union? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Union, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Union.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Union. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Union. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Union - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Union.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Union. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Union) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8154, Longitude: -85.8902     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Union.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Union.


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