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1890 Communities Near Union ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Union in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Union.

Abel   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Union
 - Abel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Anniston   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Union
 - 1895 population of 9,998 people (with 22,347 people in 2015)
 - Anniston had a post office and railroad service
 
Ashland   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Union
 - 1895 population of 635 people (with 1,983 people in 2015)
 - Ashland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belltown   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Union
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Belltown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chandler Springs   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Union
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Chandler Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Choccolocco   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Union
 - 1895 population of 601 people
 - Choccolocco had a post office and railroad service
 
Christiana   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Union
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Christiana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chulafinnee   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Union
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Chulafinnee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coldwater   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Union
 - Coldwater had railroad service and no post office
 
De Armanville   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Union
 - 1895 population of 160 people
 - De Armanville had a post office and railroad service
 
Delta   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Union
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Delta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dingler   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Union
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Dingler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hopeful   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Union
 - Hopeful had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ironaton   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Union
 - 1895 population of 562 people
 - Ironaton had a post office and railroad service
 
Jenifer   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Union
 - 1895 population of 323 people
 - Jenifer had a post office and railroad service
 
Kentuck   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Union
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Kentuck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lineville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Union
 - 1895 population of 234 people (with 2,319 people in 2015)
 - Lineville had a post office and no railroad service
 
McElderry   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Union
 - McElderry had a post office and railroad service
 
Micaville   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Union
 - Micaville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milner   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Union
 - Milner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Munford   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Union
 - 1895 population of 159 people (with 1,259 people in 2015)
 - Munford had a post office and railroad service
 
Ofelia   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Union
 - Ofelia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oxanna   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Union
 - 1895 population of 748 people
 - Oxanna had a post office and railroad service
 
Oxford   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Union
 - 1895 population of 1,473 people (with 21,249 people in 2015)
 - Oxford had a post office and railroad service
 
Silver Run   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Union
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Silver Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waldo   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Union
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 278 people in 2015)
 - Waldo had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Union, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Union. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 33.4457, Longitude: -85.7714     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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