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

  • 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:
    • 30.087144, -90.904819
    • 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
  • 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 ...

We found 118 communities that share the name Union.

Within Louisiana, the name Union is unique.

Beyond Louisiana, we know of another 118 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 118 communities, 115 are located in the United States and six are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Calhoun County
      • This Union is located in Calhoun County and lies 390 miles [627.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Union.
      • Clarke County
      • This Union is located in Clarke County and lies 213 miles [342.8 km] to the east northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Union.
      • Clay County
      • This Union is located in Clay County and lies 380 miles [611.6 km] to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Union.
      • Etowah County
      • This Union is located in Etowah County and lies 393 miles [632.5 km] to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Etowah County community of Union.
      • Franklin County
      • This Union is located in Franklin County and lies 354 miles [569.7 km] to the north northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Union.
      • Greene County
      • This Union is located in Greene County and lies 267 miles [429.7 km] to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Union.
      • Henry County
      • This Union is located in Henry County and lies 352 miles [566.5 km] to the east northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Union.
      • Morgan County
      • This Union is located in Morgan County and lies 387 miles [622.8 km] to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Union.
      • Randolph County
      • This Union is located in Randolph County and lies 392 miles [630.9 km] to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Union.
      • Tallapoosa County
      • This Union is located in Tallapoosa County and lies 348 miles [560.1 km] to the east northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tallapoosa County community of Union.
    • Arizona
      • Maricopa County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Maricopa County, we don't know where within the parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maricopa County community of Union.
    • Arkansas
      • Fulton County
      • This Union is located in Fulton County and lies 430 miles [692 km]<1> to the north of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Union.
      • Logan County
      • This Union is located in Logan County and lies 395 miles [635.7 km] to the north northwest of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Union.
      • Sevier County
      • This Union is located in Sevier County and lies 340 miles [547.2 km] to the northwest of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sevier County community of Union.
      • Union County
      • This Union is located in Union County and lies 222 miles [357.3 km] to the north northwest of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Union.
      • Woodruff County
      • This Union is located in Woodruff County and lies 360 miles [579.4 km] to the north of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Woodruff County community of Union.
    • California
      • Merced County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Union [Merced County].
      • Napa County
      • This Union is located in Napa County and lies 1,870 miles [3,009.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Napa County community of Union.
      • San Luis Obispo County
      • This Union is located in San Luis Obispo County and lies 1,755 miles [2,824.4 km] to the west northwest of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Luis Obispo County community of Union.
    • Colorado
      • Morgan County
      • This Union is located in Morgan County and lies 1,002 miles [1,612.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Union.
    • Connecticut
      • Tolland County
      • This Union is located in Tolland County and lies 1,325 miles [2,132.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tolland County community of Union.
    • Florida
      • Walton County
      • This Union is located in Walton County and lies 293 miles [471.5 km]<1> to the east of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walton County community of Union.
    • Georgia
      • Candler County
      • This Union is located in Candler County and lies 547 miles [880.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Candler County community of Union.
      • Dade County
      • This Union is located in Dade County and lies 453 miles [729 km] to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dade County community of Union.
      • Dodge County
      • This Union is located in Dodge County and lies 473 miles [761.2 km] to the east northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dodge County community of Union.
      • Fannin County
      • This Union is located in Fannin County and lies 509 miles [819.2 km] to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fannin County community of Union.
      • Glynn County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Union [Glynn County].
      • Henry County
      • This Union is located in Henry County and lies 466 miles [750 km] to the east northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Union.
      • Marion County
      • This Union is located in Marion County and lies 401 miles [645.3 km] to the east northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Union.
      • Paulding County
      • This Union is located in Paulding County and lies 433 miles [696.8 km] to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Paulding County community of Union.
      • Quitman County
      • This Union is located in Quitman County and lies 374 miles [601.9 km] to the east northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Quitman County community of Union.
      • Stewart County
      • This Union is located in Stewart County and lies 382 miles [614.8 km] to the east northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stewart County community of Union.
    • Illinois
      • Clark County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Union [Clark County].
      • Logan County
      • This Union is located in Logan County and lies 709 miles [1,141 km]<1> to the north of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Union.
      • Mason County
      • This Union is located in Mason County and lies 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the north of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Union.
      • McHenry County
      • This Union is located in McHenry County and lies 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the north of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McHenry County community of Union.
      • Will County
      • This Union is located in Will County and lies 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the north of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Will County community of Union.
    • Indiana
      • Pike County
      • This Union is located in Pike County and lies 611 miles [983.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Union.
    • Iowa
      • Hardin County
      • This Union is located in Hardin County and lies 847 miles [1,363.1 km]<1> to the north of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardin County community of Union.
      • Union County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Union [Union County].
    • Kansas
      • Chase County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Union [Chase County].
      • Geary County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Union [Geary County].
      • Osage County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Union [Osage County].
      • Sedgwick County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Union [Sedgwick County].
      • Smith County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Union [Smith County].
    • Kentucky
      • Boone County
      • This Union is located in Boone County and lies 706 miles [1,136.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Union.
      • Jackson County
      • This Union is located in Jackson County and lies 645 miles [1,038 km] to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Union.
      • Madison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Union [Madison County].
    • Maine
      • Knox County
      • This Union is located in Knox County and lies 1,530 miles [2,462.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Union.
    • Michigan
      • Cass County
      • This Union is located in Cass County and lies 855 miles [1,376 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Union.
    • Minnesota
      • Steele County
      • This Union is located in Steele County and lies 960 miles [1,545 km]<1> to the north of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Steele County community of Union.
    • Mississippi
      • Covington County
      • This Union is located in Covington County and lies 141 miles [226.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Covington County community of Union.
      • Jones County
      • This Union is located in Jones County and lies 139 miles [223.7 km] to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jones County community of Union.
      • Lee County
      • This Union is located in Lee County and lies 311 miles [500.5 km] to the north northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Union.
      • Neshoba County
      • This Union is located in Neshoba County and lies 201 miles [323.5 km] to the north northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Neshoba County community of Union.
      • Simpson County
      • This Union is located in Simpson County and lies 133 miles [214 km] to the north northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Simpson County community of Union.
      • Smith County
      • This Union is located in Smith County and lies 154 miles [247.8 km] to the north northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Smith County community of Union.
    • Missouri
      • Clark County
      • This Union is located in Clark County and lies 711 miles [1,144.2 km]<1> to the north of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Union.
      • Franklin County
      • This Union is located in Franklin County and lies 576 miles [927 km] to the north of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Union.
      • Ray County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Union [Ray County].
    • Montana
      • Dawson County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Union [Dawson County].
    • Nebraska
      • Cass County
      • This Union is located in Cass County and lies 792 miles [1,274.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Union.
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Union [Nye County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Carroll County
      • This Union is located in Carroll County and lies 1,430 miles [2,301.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Union.
    • New Jersey
      • Gloucester County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Union [Gloucester County].
      • Hunterdon County
      • This Union is located in Hunterdon County and lies 1,155 miles [1,858.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hunterdon County community of Union.
      • Union County
      • This Union is located in Union County and lies 1,185 miles [1,907.1 km] to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Union.
    • New Mexico
      • Roosevelt County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know where within the parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roosevelt County community of Union.
    • New York
      • Broome County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Union [Broome County].
      • Madison County
      • This Union is located in Madison County and lies 1,210 miles [1,947.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Union.
      • Rockland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Union [Rockland County].
    • North Carolina
      • Hertford County
      • This Union is located in Hertford County and lies 909 miles [1,462.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hertford County community of Union.
      • Macon County
      • This Union is located in Macon County and lies 557 miles [896.4 km] to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macon County community of Union.
      • Rutherford County
      • This Union is located in Rutherford County and lies 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rutherford County community of Union.
      • Transylvania County
      • This Union is located in Transylvania County and lies 575 miles [925.4 km] to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Transylvania County community of Union.
      • Union County
      • This Union is located in Union County and lies 681 miles [1,096 km] to the east northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Union.
    • North Dakota
      • Cavalier County
      • This Union is located in Cavalier County and lies 1,328 miles [2,137.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cavalier County community of Union.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Union lies 1,833 miles [2,949.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
    • Ohio
      • Huron County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Huron County, we don't know where within the parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Huron County community of Union.
      • Lawrence County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Union [Lawrence County].
      • Montgomery County
      • This Union is located in Montgomery County and lies 773 miles [1,244 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Union.
    • Oklahoma
      • Canadian County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Union [Canadian County].
      • Kingfisher County
      • This Union is located in Kingfisher County and lies 572 miles [920.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kingfisher County community of Union.
      • Tulsa County
      • This Union is located in Tulsa County and lies 503 miles [809.5 km] to the north northwest of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tulsa County community of Union.
    • Ontario
      • This Union lies 1,023 miles [1,646.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
    • Oregon
      • Union County
      • This Union is located in Union County and lies 1,792 miles [2,883.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Union.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lancaster County
      • This Union is located in Lancaster County and lies 1,067 miles [1,717.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Union.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Union lies 1,861 miles [2,995 km]<1> to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
    • South Carolina
      • Fairfield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Union [Fairfield County].
      • Lancaster County
      • This Union is located in Lancaster County and lies 678 miles [1,091.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Union.
      • Newberry County
      • This Union is located in Newberry County and lies 618 miles [994.6 km] to the east northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newberry County community of Union.
      • Union County
      • This Union is located in Union County and lies 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the east northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Union.
    • Tennessee
      • Bradley County
      • This Union is located in Bradley County and lies 491 miles [790.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradley County community of Union.
      • Haywood County
      • This Union is located in Haywood County and lies 393 miles [632.5 km] to the north northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Haywood County community of Union.
      • Morgan County
      • This Union is located in Morgan County and lies 555 miles [893.2 km] to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Union.
      • Roane County
      • This Union is located in Roane County and lies 549 miles [883.5 km] to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roane County community of Union.
      • Union County
      • This Union is located in Union County and lies 596 miles [959.2 km] to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Union.
      • Warren County
      • This Union is located in Warren County and lies 491 miles [790.2 km] to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Union.
    • Texas
      • Brazos County
      • This Union is located in Brazos County and lies 326 miles [524.6 km]<1> to the west of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brazos County community of Union.
      • Dawson County
      • This Union is located in Dawson County and lies 681 miles [1,096 km] to the west northwest of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dawson County community of Union.
      • Franklin County
      • This Union is located in Franklin County and lies 332 miles [534.3 km] to the northwest of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Union.
      • Hopkins County
      • This Union is located in Hopkins County and lies 342 miles [550.4 km] to the northwest of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hopkins County community of Union.
      • Lubbock County
      • This Union is located in Lubbock County and lies 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the west northwest of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lubbock County community of Union.
      • San Augustine County
      • This Union is located in San Augustine County and lies 218 miles [350.8 km] to the west northwest of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Augustine County community of Union.
      • Scurry County
      • This Union is located in Scurry County and lies 621 miles [999.4 km] to the west northwest of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scurry County community of Union.
      • Terry County
      • This Union is located in Terry County and lies 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the west northwest of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Terry County community of Union.
      • Wilson County
      • This Union is located in Wilson County and lies 419 miles [674.3 km] to the west of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilson County community of Union.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Union is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,381 miles [2,222.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Union.
    • Virginia
      • Bedford County
      • This Union is located in Bedford County and lies 815 miles [1,311.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bedford County community of Union.
      • Floyd County
      • This Union is located in Floyd County and lies 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Union.
    • Washington
      • Clark County
      • This Union is located in Clark County and lies 2,013 miles [3,239.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Union.
      • Mason County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Union [Mason County].
    • West Virginia
      • Barbour County
      • This Union is located in Barbour County and lies 875 miles [1,408.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barbour County community of Union.
      • Fayette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Union [Fayette County].
      • Monroe County
      • This Union is located in Monroe County and lies 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the northeast of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Union.
    • Wisconsin
      • Eau Claire County
      • This Union is located in Eau Claire County and lies 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km]<1> to the north of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eau Claire County community of Union.
      • Grant County
      • This Union is located in Grant County and lies 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the north of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Union.
      • Rock County
      • This Union is located in Rock County and lies 883 miles [1,421.1 km] to the north of the Union that is located in Saint James Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rock County community of Union.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Union ...

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.

  • Central
    (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
    • Central is located in Saint James Parish
  • Chatman Town
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatman Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatman Town
    • Chatman Town is located in Saint James Parish
  • Convent
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Free Town
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Free Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Free Town
    • Free Town is located in Saint James Parish
  • Hillaryville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillaryville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillaryville
    • Hillaryville is located in Ascension Parish
  • Minnie ‑ Historic
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnie
    • Minnie is located in Saint James Parish
  • Rearwood ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rearwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rearwood
    • Rearwood is located in Ascension Parish
  • Romeville
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Romeville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romeville
    • Romeville is located in Saint James Parish
  • Uncle Sam
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uncle Sam have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uncle Sam
    • Uncle Sam is located in Saint James Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uncle Sam <5>
  • Welcome
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Welcome have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welcome
    • Welcome is located in Saint James Parish

How Far From Union 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 to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Convent, which is the Seat of Saint James Parish, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Union to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,889 miles [11,086.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,597 miles [12,226.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,474 miles [8,809.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

The official website for Saint James Parish: www.stjamesla.com/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Union) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0871, Longitude: -90.9048       In this case, the coordinates for Union have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 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 parish. 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.
<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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.843 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.337 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.522 degrees.









 

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