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Welcome to Union ...

Union is located in Clay County<1>.

The location of Union has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Union is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<3>.

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 Ephesus (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Union: (256) & (938)<4>

Communities Also Named Union ...

While we believe that this Union is located in Clay County, we know of another 9 Alabama communities named Union. Those communities are located in the following counties: Calhoun, Clarke, 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.

Communities near Union ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Union.

  • Oxford
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Anniston
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Talladega
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Heflin
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Lineville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Ashland
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland is located in Clay County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
  • Munford
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Wedowee
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Hobson City
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobson City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobson City
    • Hobson City is located in Calhoun County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 749 people
  • Waldo
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waldo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
    • Waldo is located in Talladega County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 272 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Union. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Union.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Union.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Union. See our Newspapers Page for Union.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 Page for Union.

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>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Clay, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Union - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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