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Do you know of Union Valley ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Union Valley. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Union Valley.

We found mention of Union Valley as a post office (see Mentions and References below), but can't determine its location - other than being located somewhere in Lincoln County, Kansas.

It's common that the post office is named the same as the community in which it's located (although that's not always case). In this case, we can't match this post office to any of the existing communities in our gazetteer.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1877 and closed  in 1888.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Communities Also Named Union Valley ...

We found thirteen communities that share the name Union Valley.

There is one other community in Kansas which is also named Union Valley.

Beyond Kansas, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Kansas ...
    • Republic County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Union Valley [Republic County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Lonoke County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Union Valley [Lonoke County].
    • Maryland
      • Cecil County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Union Valley [Cecil County].
    • New Jersey
      • Middlesex County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Union Valley [Middlesex County].
    • New Mexico
      • Roosevelt County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Union Valley [Roosevelt County].
    • New York
      • Chenango County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New York community of Union Valley [Chenango County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Pontotoc County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Union Valley [Pontotoc County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lawrence County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Union Valley [Lawrence County].
    • Tennessee
      • Sevier County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Union Valley [Sevier County].
      • Williamson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Union Valley [Williamson County].
    • Texas
      • Hunt County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Union Valley [Hunt County].
      • Kaufman County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Union Valley [Kaufman County].
      • Wilson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Union Valley [Wilson County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Union Valley ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Union Valley:

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<2>

More Orphans in  Lincoln County ...

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As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Lincoln County.

AbramMonroe
AginvilleMount Vernon
Antietam 
 Orbitello
BaconOrworth
Bashan 
Battle CreekParis
Beaver CreekPattersburgh
BismarkPinon
BrooklynPleasant Valley
 Pottersburg
Cedron 
ColoradoRed Rock
CypressRocky Hill
 Rosette
Dewdrop 
 Schermerhorn Ranch
Elk HornSpillman Creek
 Syria
Fulda 
 Topsy
Golden BeltTwin Groves
Gorton 
 Ulysses
Harsbarger 
HermanWoodey
  
Lone WalnutYauger Creek Camp
 Yorktown
Margaret 

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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.
<2>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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