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Union, Alabama
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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, Almanacs & Directories 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:

  • Abbeville [Map], which is the Seat of Henry County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Union to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,577 miles [10,584.7 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 7,273 miles [11,704.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,154 miles [8,294.6 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 163 miles [262.3 km] to the North Northwest

Clarke County

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

Clay County

Our profile page for Union, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the North Northwest

Etowah County

Our profile page for Union, Etowah County   [Map]
Distance: About 191 miles [307.4 km] to the North Northwest

Franklin County

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

Greene County

Our profile page for Union, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the Northwest

Morgan County

Our profile page for Union, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the North Northwest

Randolph County

Our profile page for Union, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 132 miles [212.4 km] to the North

Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Union, Tallapoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 89 miles [143.2 km] to the North Northwest


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 505 miles [812.7 km] to the Northwest

Logan County

Our profile page for Union, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the West Northwest

Sevier County

Our profile page for Union, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the West Northwest

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the West Northwest

Woodruff County

Our profile page for Union, Woodruff County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the 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 2,138 miles [3,440.8 km] to the West Northwest

San Luis Obispo County

Our profile page for Union, San Luis Obispo County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,043 miles [3,287.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Morgan County

Our profile page for Union, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,188 miles [1,911.9 km] to the Northwest

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Connecticut

Tolland County

Our profile page for Union, Tolland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,018 miles [1,638.3 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Walton County

Our profile page for Union, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 70 miles [112.7 km] to the Southwest

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Georgia

Candler County

Our profile page for Union, Candler County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the East Northeast

Dade County

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

Dodge County

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

Fannin County

Our profile page for Union, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the North

Glynn County

Our profile page for Union, Glynn County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the East

Henry County

Our profile page for Union, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the North Northeast

Marion County

Our profile page for Union, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 65 miles [104.6 km] to the North Northeast

Paulding County

Our profile page for Union, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the North

Quitman County

Our profile page for Union, Quitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 28 miles [45.1 km] to the North Northeast

Stewart County

Our profile page for Union, Stewart County   [Map]
Distance: About 47 miles [75.6 km] to the North Northeast

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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 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the North Northwest

Mason County

Our profile page for Union, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the North Northwest

McHenry County

Our profile page for Union, McHenry County   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the North Northwest

Will County

Our profile page for Union, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Pike County

Our profile page for Union, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Iowa

Hardin County

Our profile page for Union, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 857 miles [1,379.2 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 513 miles [825.6 km] to the North

Jackson County

Our profile page for Union, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the North

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 352 miles [566.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Knox County

Our profile page for Union, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,228 miles [1,976.3 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Cass County

Our profile page for Union, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Steele County

Our profile page for Union, Steele County   [Map]
Distance: About 956 miles [1,538.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Covington County

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

Jones County

Our profile page for Union, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the West

Lee County

Our profile page for Union, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the Northwest

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Union, Neshoba County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the West Northwest

Simpson County

Our profile page for Union, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the West

Smith County

Our profile page for Union, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the West

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Missouri

Clark County

Our profile page for Union, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the North Northwest

Franklin County

Our profile page for Union, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 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 1,515 miles [2,438.2 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Cass County

Our profile page for Union, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 875 miles [1,408.2 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 1,887 miles [3,036.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Carroll County

Our profile page for Union, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,130 miles [1,818.6 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 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 877 miles [1,411.4 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 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the North 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 573 miles [922.2 km] to the Northeast

Macon County

Our profile page for Union, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the North Northeast

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Union, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the North Northeast

Transylvania County

Our profile page for Union, Transylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the North Northeast

Union County

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

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North Dakota

Cavalier County

Our profile page for Union, Cavalier County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,351 miles [2,174.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Union   [Map]
Distance: About 1,521 miles [2,447.8 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 581 miles [935 km] to the North

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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 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the West Northwest

Tulsa County

Our profile page for Union, Tulsa County   [Map]
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Union   [Map]
Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,986 miles [3,196.2 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Union, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Union   [Map]
Distance: About 1,554 miles [2,500.9 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 344 miles [553.6 km] to the Northeast

Newberry County

Our profile page for Union, Newberry County   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Bradley County

Our profile page for Union, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the North

Haywood County

Our profile page for Union, Haywood County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the Northwest

Morgan County

Our profile page for Union, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the North

Roane County

Our profile page for Union, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the North

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the North Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Union, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the North

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Texas

Brazos County

Our profile page for Union, Brazos County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the West

Dawson County

Our profile page for Union, Dawson County   [Map]
Distance: About 989 miles [1,591.6 km] to the West

Franklin County

Our profile page for Union, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the West Northwest

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Union, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the West Northwest

Lubbock County

Our profile page for Union, Lubbock County   [Map]
Distance: About 973 miles [1,565.9 km] to the West Northwest

San Augustine County

Our profile page for Union, San Augustine County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the West

Scurry County

Our profile page for Union, Scurry County   [Map]
Distance: About 927 miles [1,491.9 km] to the West

Terry County

Our profile page for Union, Terry County   [Map]
Distance: About 998 miles [1,606.1 km] to the West

Wilson County

Our profile page for Union, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the West

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Union, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,608 miles [2,587.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Bedford County

Our profile page for Union, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the Northeast

Floyd County

Our profile page for Union, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Clark County

Our profile page for Union, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,214 miles [3,563.1 km] to the Northwest

Mason County

Our profile page for Union, Mason County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,267 miles [3,648.4 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Barbour County

Our profile page for Union, Barbour County   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the North 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 495 miles [796.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Eau Claire County

Our profile page for Union, Eau Claire County   [Map]
Distance: About 981 miles [1,578.8 km] to the North Northwest

Grant County

Our profile page for Union, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the North Northwest

Rock County

Our profile page for Union, Rock County   [Map]
Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Union. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 31.5204, Longitude: -85.1913     [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 312.598 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.765 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.096 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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