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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Union Valley 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 Valley 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 Valley to:

  • Lonoke [Map], which is the Seat of Lonoke County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from Union Valley to Little Rock, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 873 miles [1,405 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,699 miles [10,781 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 7,427 miles [11,952.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,303 miles [8,534.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Union Valley ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Union Valley.

While the name Union Valley is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Kansas

Lincoln County

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

Republic County

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

Maryland

Cecil County

Our profile page for Union Valley, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the East Northeast

New Jersey

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Union Valley, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Union Valley, Roosevelt County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Chenango County

Our profile page for Union Valley, Chenango County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Union Valley, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Lawrence County

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

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Tennessee

Sevier County

Our profile page for Union Valley, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the East Northeast

Williamson County

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

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Texas

Hunt County

Our profile page for Union Valley, Hunt County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the West Southwest

Kaufman County

Our profile page for Union Valley, Kaufman County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the West Southwest

Wilson County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Union Valley ...

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.

Bevis Corner   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Union Valley   [Map]
Booker   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Charity (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Eagle Park (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Eureka Garden   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Fairman   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Furlow   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Head (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hidden Oaks   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Holland   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Meto (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Pecan Grove   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Rose City   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Valentine   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [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 Valley. 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.

Otis Owen Brannan
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at an age of 68. He was buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas) [Map].

Greenbrier [Map] is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the northwest of Union Valley

Little Rock [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Union Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<9>
 
Gail Davis     (Born as Betty Jeanne Grayson)
  Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Monday October 5, 1925 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday March 15, 1997 at an age of 71. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Union Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gail Davis
 
Ann Gillis     (Born as Alma Mabel Conner)
  Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday February 12, 1927 and died in Horam (England) [Map] on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 90.

Little Rock [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Union Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis
 
Elihan Pitts     (Elihan Eugene Pitts)
  Professional football. He was born in Mayflower (Arkansas) on Thursday February 3, 1938 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Friday July 10, 1998 at an age of 60.

Mayflower [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Union Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts
 
Carl Sawatski
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Shickshinny (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 4, 1927 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday November 24, 1991 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Union Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Sawatski
 
Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.
  Civil rights figure. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday September 1, 1942 and died in Columbus (Ohio) on Sunday September 5, 2010 at an age of 68. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Union Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Union Valley. 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 that begins in Union Valley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Union Valley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7648, Longitude: -92.0035     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union Valley 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 Valley 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 317.008 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.317 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.248 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Valley 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>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 Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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