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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Union Mills, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Union Mills and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Union Mills:
    • 39.353796, -120.107141
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Union Mills
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Union Mills ...

We found thirteen communities that share the name Union Mills.

Within California, the name Union Mills is unique.

Beyond California, we know of another thirteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these thirteen communities, twelve are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • LaPorte County
      • This Union Mills is located in LaPorte County and lies 1,747 miles [2,811.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Union Mills that is located in Nevada County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the LaPorte County community of Union Mills.
    • Iowa
      • Mahaska County
      • This Union Mills is located in Mahaska County and lies 1,448 miles [2,330.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Union Mills that is located in Nevada County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mahaska County community of Union Mills.
    • Kentucky
      • Jessamine County
      • This Union Mills is located in Jessamine County and lies 1,910 miles [3,073.8 km]<1> to the east of the Union Mills that is located in Nevada County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jessamine County community of Union Mills.
    • Maryland
      • Carroll County
      • This Union Mills is located in Carroll County and lies 2,272 miles [3,656.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Union Mills that is located in Nevada County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Union Mills.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Union Mills lies 2,679 miles [4,311.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Union Mills that is located in Nevada County.
    • New Jersey
      • Burlington County
      • This Union Mills is located in Burlington County and lies 2,378 miles [3,827 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Union Mills that is located in Nevada County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burlington County community of Union Mills.
    • New York
      • Fulton County
      • This Union Mills is located in Fulton County and lies 2,371 miles [3,815.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Union Mills that is located in Nevada County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Union Mills.
    • North Carolina
      • Rutherford County
      • This Union Mills is located in Rutherford County and lies 2,093 miles [3,368.4 km]<1> to the east of the Union Mills that is located in Nevada County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rutherford County community of Union Mills.
    • Oregon
      • Clackamas County
      • This Union Mills is located in Clackamas County and lies 422 miles [679.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Union Mills that is located in Nevada County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clackamas County community of Union Mills.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Mifflin County
      • This Union Mills is located in Mifflin County and lies 2,223 miles [3,577.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Union Mills that is located in Nevada County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mifflin County community of Union Mills.
    • Virginia
      • Fluvanna County
      • This Union Mills is located in Fluvanna County and lies 2,236 miles [3,598.5 km]<1> to the east of the Union Mills that is located in Nevada County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fluvanna County community of Union Mills.
    • West Virginia
      • Pleasants County
      • This Union Mills is located in Pleasants County and lies 2,063 miles [3,320.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Union Mills that is located in Nevada County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pleasants County community of Union Mills.
    • Wisconsin
      • Iowa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Union Mills [Iowa County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Union Mills ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Crystal Bay
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Dollar Point
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dollar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dollar Point
    • Dollar Point is located in Placer County
  • Donner Lake
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donner Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donner Lake
    • Donner Lake is located in Nevada County
  • Iceland
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iceland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iceland
    • Iceland is located in Nevada County
  • Kings Beach
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Lakeview
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
    • Lakeview is located in Nevada County
  • Mystic ‑ Historic
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mystic
    • Mystic is located in Nevada County
  • Polaris
    (Less than 2 miles to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polaris have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polaris
    • Polaris is located in Nevada County
  • Truckee
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)

How Far From Union Mills to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 Mills to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Union Mills and extending to:

  • Nevada City, which is the Seat of Nevada County, lies 49 miles [78.9 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Union Mills to Nevada City, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • Sacramento, which is the State Capital of California, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,285 miles [3,677.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 130 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,269 miles [11,698.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,036 miles [12,932.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,079 miles [9,783.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

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

The official website for Nevada County: www.new.mynevadacounty.com/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Union Mills) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union Mills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3538, Longitude: -120.1071       In this case, the coordinates for Union Mills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Mills 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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Mills to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 338.43 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.11 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.734 degrees.









 

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