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The location of Union

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Union.

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Around Union ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Atmore. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the southeast of Union. Atmore has a population of 10,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Monroeville. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the east of Union and has a population of 6,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Butler   [Map]   1,773   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Camden   [Map]   1,919   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chatom   [Map]   1,231   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Citronelle   [Map]   3,885   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Evergreen   [Map]   3,693   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Excel   [Map]   665   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Frisco City   [Map]   1,212   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,478   N   5 miles [8 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,907   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Linden   [Map]   1,988   N   46 miles [74 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   1,510   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pine Hill   [Map]   912   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   4,002   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
State Line (MS)   [Map]   551   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   4,944   W   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alma   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bassetts Creek   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Carlton   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Dickinson   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fulton   [Map]   258   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gainestown   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Leroy   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Perdue Hill   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Rockville   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Saint Stephen's   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Salitpa   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Stave Creek   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Wagarville   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Walker Springs   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Whatley   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]

For more communities neighboring Union, please visit our County-by-County Page for Union.

Clarke County ...

Union is located in Clarke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clarke County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Wilcox.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Union ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Clarksville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest of Union   [Map]
Greenwood   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Grove Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Manila   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Marshall Upper Landing   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Masons Ferry   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mays Crossroads   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Peacock   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Toddtown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Union.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Union. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability 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.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alabama

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Union ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Union.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   NNE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   SSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   MVC   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Union.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Union. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSE   87 miles [140 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SE   108 miles [173.8 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   146 miles [235 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   SSW   70 miles [112.7 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   SSW   71 miles [114.3 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   WSW   90 miles [144.8 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   W   91 miles [146.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   ENE   93 miles [149.7 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   N   110 miles [177 km]
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl. (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]   GPT   SW   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   NNE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   SSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   MVC   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Middleton Fld.   (ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Clarke County

About Alabama

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.

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning 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: 31.6288, Longitude: -87.7853     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Union), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Union.