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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Union City to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 City 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 City to:

  • Clarksville [Map], which is the Seat of Johnson County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Union City to Little Rock, 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 936 miles [1,506.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,721 miles [10,816.4 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 7,455 miles [11,997.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,334 miles [8,584.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Union City ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Union City.

While the name Union City is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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California

Alameda County

Our profile page for Union City, Alameda County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,581 miles [2,544.4 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Union City, New Haven County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,179 miles [1,897.4 km] to the East Northeast

Florida

Jackson County

Our profile page for Union City, Jackson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Jackson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Union City, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Indiana

Randolph County

Our profile page for Union City, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the Northeast

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Kansas

Cloud County

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

Dickinson County

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

Jefferson County

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

Rice County

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

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Union City, 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.

Sumner County

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

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Kentucky

Edmonson County

Our profile page for Union City, Edmonson County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the East Northeast

Madison County

Our profile page for Union City, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Branch County

Our profile page for Union City, Branch County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

Atchison County

Our profile page for Union City, Atchison County
Although located in Atchison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Stone County

Our profile page for Union City, Stone County   [Map]
Distance: About 103 miles [165.8 km] to the North

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New Jersey

Hudson County

Our profile page for Union City, Hudson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,118 miles [1,799.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Darke County

Our profile page for Union City, Darke County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Canadian County

Our profile page for Union City, Canadian County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Erie County

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

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Tennessee

Obion County

Our profile page for Union City, Obion County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

McDowell County

Our profile page for Union City, McDowell County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Union City ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some 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.

Bushtown (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Union City   [Map]
Clarksville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Edna   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Harmony   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Hartman   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hunt   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jamestown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lone Pine   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ludwig   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Montana   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sulphur Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Union City. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Johnny Carpenter
  Actor. He was born in Dardanelle (Arkansas) on Thursday June 25, 1914 and died in Burbank (California) on Thursday February 27, 2003 at an age of 88. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Dardanelle [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Union City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Carpenter<8>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Union City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Union City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Union City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Union City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Union City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4879, Longitude: -93.5480     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union City 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 City 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 318.076 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.654 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.817 degrees.

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<7>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Union City could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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