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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Union.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Union to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Union to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Union to:

  • Russellville [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Union to Russellville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 159 miles [255.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,542 miles [10,528.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,256 miles [11,677.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,132 miles [8,259.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Union ...

We have found 118 communities that share the name Union.

Within Alabama, there are 9 communities which are also named Union. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 109 communities in the United States and Canada - with 115 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Union, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 103 miles [165.8 km] to the East Southeast

Clarke County

Our profile page for Union, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the South

Clay County

Our profile page for Union, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the East Southeast

Etowah County

Our profile page for Union, Etowah County   [Map]
Distance: About 79 miles [127.1 km] to the East

Greene County

Our profile page for Union, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 97 miles [156.1 km] to the South Southwest

Henry County

Our profile page for Union, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the Southeast

Morgan County

Our profile page for Union, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 47 miles [75.6 km] to the East

Randolph County

Our profile page for Union, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the East Southeast

Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Union, Tallapoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the Southeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Union, Maricopa County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Maricopa County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Fulton County

Our profile page for Union, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the West Northwest

Logan County

Our profile page for Union, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the West Northwest

Sevier County

Our profile page for Union, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the West

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the West Southwest

Woodruff County

Our profile page for Union, Woodruff County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the West Northwest

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California

Merced County

Our profile page for Union, Merced County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Merced County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Napa County

Our profile page for Union, Napa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,939 miles [3,120.5 km] to the West Northwest

San Luis Obispo County

Our profile page for Union, San Luis Obispo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,858 miles [2,990.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Morgan County

Our profile page for Union, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Tolland County

Our profile page for Union, Tolland County   [Map]
Distance: About 985 miles [1,585.2 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Walton County

Our profile page for Union, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Candler County

Our profile page for Union, Candler County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the East Southeast

Dade County

Our profile page for Union, Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 120 miles [193.1 km] to the East Northeast

Dodge County

Our profile page for Union, Dodge County   [Map]
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the East Southeast

Fannin County

Our profile page for Union, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the East Northeast

Glynn County

Our profile page for Union, Glynn County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the East Southeast

Henry County

Our profile page for Union, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the East Southeast

Marion County

Our profile page for Union, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the Southeast

Paulding County

Our profile page for Union, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the East Southeast

Quitman County

Our profile page for Union, Quitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the Southeast

Stewart County

Our profile page for Union, Stewart County   [Map]
Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Clark County

Our profile page for Union, Clark County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Logan County

Our profile page for Union, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the North Northwest

Mason County

Our profile page for Union, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the North Northwest

McHenry County

Our profile page for Union, McHenry County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the North

Will County

Our profile page for Union, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the North

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Indiana

Pike County

Our profile page for Union, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the North

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Iowa

Hardin County

Our profile page for Union, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the North Northwest

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Union County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Chase County

Our profile page for Union, Chase County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Chase County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Geary County

Our profile page for Union, Geary County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Geary County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Osage County

Our profile page for Union, Osage County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Osage County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Union, Sedgwick County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sedgwick County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Smith County

Our profile page for Union, Smith County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Smith County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Boone County

Our profile page for Union, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the North Northeast

Jackson County

Our profile page for Union, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the Northeast

Madison County

Our profile page for Union, Madison County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Madison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

Saint James Parish

Our profile page for Union, Saint James Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Knox County

Our profile page for Union, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,186 miles [1,908.7 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Cass County

Our profile page for Union, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Steele County

Our profile page for Union, Steele County   [Map]
Distance: About 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Covington County

Our profile page for Union, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the South Southwest

Jones County

Our profile page for Union, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the South Southwest

Lee County

Our profile page for Union, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 62 miles [99.8 km] to the West Southwest

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Union, Neshoba County   [Map]
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the Southwest

Simpson County

Our profile page for Union, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the Southwest

Smith County

Our profile page for Union, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Clark County

Our profile page for Union, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the North Northwest

Franklin County

Our profile page for Union, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the North Northwest

Ray County

Our profile page for Union, Ray County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Ray County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Montana

Dawson County

Our profile page for Union, Dawson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,275 miles [2,051.9 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Cass County

Our profile page for Union, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Union, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,685 miles [2,711.7 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Carroll County

Our profile page for Union, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Union, Gloucester County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Gloucester County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Union, Hunterdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Union, Roosevelt County
This community is historic.
Although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Broome County

Our profile page for Union, Broome County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Broome County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Madison County

Our profile page for Union, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the Northeast

Rockland County

Our profile page for Union, Rockland County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Rockland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Hertford County

Our profile page for Union, Hertford County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the East Northeast

Macon County

Our profile page for Union, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the East Northeast

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Union, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the East Northeast

Transylvania County

Our profile page for Union, Transylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the East

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the East

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North Dakota

Cavalier County

Our profile page for Union, Cavalier County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,114 miles [1,792.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Union   [Map]
Distance: About 1,493 miles [2,402.8 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Huron County

Our profile page for Union, Huron County
This community is historic.
Although located in Huron County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Union, Lawrence County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lawrence County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Union, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Canadian County

Our profile page for Union, Canadian County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Canadian County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kingfisher County

Our profile page for Union, Kingfisher County   [Map]
Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the West Northwest

Tulsa County

Our profile page for Union, Tulsa County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Union   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,758 miles [2,829.2 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Union, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Union   [Map]
Distance: About 1,517 miles [2,441.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Union, Fairfield County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Fairfield County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Union, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the East

Newberry County

Our profile page for Union, Newberry County   [Map]
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the East

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Bradley County

Our profile page for Union, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the East Northeast

Haywood County

Our profile page for Union, Haywood County   [Map]
Distance: About 120 miles [193.1 km] to the Northwest

Morgan County

Our profile page for Union, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the Northeast

Roane County

Our profile page for Union, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the East Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the East Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Union, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Brazos County

Our profile page for Union, Brazos County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the West Southwest

Dawson County

Our profile page for Union, Dawson County   [Map]
Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the West

Franklin County

Our profile page for Union, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the West

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Union, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the West

Lubbock County

Our profile page for Union, Lubbock County   [Map]
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the West

San Augustine County

Our profile page for Union, San Augustine County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the West Southwest

Scurry County

Our profile page for Union, Scurry County   [Map]
Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the West

Terry County

Our profile page for Union, Terry County   [Map]
Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the West

Wilson County

Our profile page for Union, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Union, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,393 miles [2,241.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Bedford County

Our profile page for Union, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the East Northeast

Floyd County

Our profile page for Union, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Clark County

Our profile page for Union, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,987 miles [3,197.8 km] to the Northwest

Mason County

Our profile page for Union, Mason County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,036 miles [3,276.6 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Barbour County

Our profile page for Union, Barbour County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the Northeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Union, Fayette County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Fayette County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Union, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Eau Claire County

Our profile page for Union, Eau Claire County   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the North Northwest

Grant County

Our profile page for Union, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the North Northwest

Rock County

Our profile page for Union, Rock County   [Map]
Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Union. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 34.3773, Longitude: -87.5742     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Union to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.197 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.008 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.428 degrees.

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<7>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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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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