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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 Old Union, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Old Union 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 Old Union:
    • 34.147609, -88.736719
    • 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 Old 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 Old Union ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Old Union.

Within Mississippi, the name Old Union is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Drew County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Old Union [Drew County].
      • Howard County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Old Union [Howard County].
      • Union County
      • This Old Union is located in Union County and lies 227 miles [365.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Old Union that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Union
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Old Union.
    • Texas
      • Bowie County
      • This Old Union is located in Bowie County and lies 333 miles [535.9 km]<2> to the west of the Old Union that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Union
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bowie County community of Old Union.
      • Limestone County
      • This Old Union is located in Limestone County and lies 484 miles [778.9 km] to the west southwest of the Old Union that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Union
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Limestone County community of Old Union.
      • Tarrant County
      • This Old Union is located in Tarrant County and lies 490 miles [788.6 km] to the west of the Old Union that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Union
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tarrant County community of Old Union.
      • Titus County
      • This Old Union is located in Titus County and lies 361 miles [581 km] to the west of the Old Union that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Union
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Titus County community of Old Union.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Old 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.

  • Brewer [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewer
    • Brewer [Lee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Old Union
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brewer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewer
  • Cedar Cove [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Cove
    • Cedar Cove [Lee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Old Union
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Cove
  • Green Acres [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
    • Green Acres [Lee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Old Union
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
  • Harrisburg Heights [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg Heights
    • Harrisburg Heights [Lee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Old Union
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg Heights
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    • Meadowview [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowview
      • Meadowview [Lee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Old Union
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowview
    • Pinecrest [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinecrest
      • Pinecrest [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Old Union
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinecrest
    • Plantersville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
      • Plantersville [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Old Union
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plantersville<4>
    • Poplar Springs [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Springs
      • Poplar Springs [Chickasaw County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Old Union
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Springs
    • Prairie Mount [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Mount
      • Prairie Mount [Chickasaw County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Old Union
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Mount have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Priceville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priceville
      • Priceville [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Old Union
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Priceville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priceville
    • Rebecca Heights [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rebecca Heights
      • Rebecca Heights [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Old Union
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rebecca Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rebecca Heights
    • Terrace Park [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrace Park
      • Terrace Park [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Old Union
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terrace Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrace Park
    • Traceland [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Traceland
      • Traceland [Lee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Old Union
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Traceland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Traceland
    • Tracewood [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tracewood
      • Tracewood [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Old Union
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tracewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tracewood
    • Union [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Lee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Old Union
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Wildwood [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Old Union
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood

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 Old Union. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Delaney Bramlett     (Musician, songwriter)
    • Guy Terrell Bush     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Aberdeen (Mississippi) on Friday August 23, 1901 and died in Shannon (Mississippi) on Tueday July 2, 1985 at the age of 83. He is buried at Shannon Cemetery (Lee County, Mississippi).
      • Aberdeen is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Old Union.
      • Shannon is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Old Union.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush<5>
    • Carrie Nye     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Wednesday October 14, 1936 and died in New York (New York) on Friday July 14, 2006 at the age of 69. She is buried at Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Greenwood is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Old Union.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Nye<5>
    • Bukka White     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Houston (Mississippi) on Friday November 12, 1909 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 26, 1977 at the age of 67. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Houston is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Old Union.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bukka White<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tupelo, which is the Seat of Lee County and lies just to the North.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 152 miles [244.6 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Old Union to Jackson, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,600 miles [10,621.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,317 miles [11,775.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,192 miles [8,355.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Old Union, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Old Union) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Union. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1476, Longitude: -88.7367       In this case, the coordinates for Old Union have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Old 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 314.898 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.787 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.96 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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