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Union Ridge, North Carolina
(Alamance County)

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Welcome to Union Ridge ...

Union Ridge is located in Alamance County<1>.

The location of Union Ridge has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Union Ridge: Union Rdg. (or less commonly used: Union Rdge. or Union Ridg.)

Union Ridge is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Union Ridge lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Union Ridge: (336)

Websites for Union Ridge ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.alamancechamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Union Ridge, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Union Ridge ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Union Ridge: This one is located in Alamance County and the other is located in Forsyth County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 6 communities that are also named Union Ridge - they are located in Arkansas, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Union Ridge.

Communities near Union Ridge ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Union Ridge.

  • Burlington [Alamance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
    • Burlington [Alamance County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Union Ridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 55,599 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlington<5>
  • Mebane [Alamance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mebane
    • Mebane [Alamance County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Union Ridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,732 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mebane
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mebane<5>
  • Graham [Alamance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
    • Graham [Alamance County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Union Ridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,766 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Graham<5>
  • Reidsville [Rockingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reidsville
    • Reidsville [Rockingham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Union Ridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,993 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reidsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reidsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reidsville<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elon [Alamance County]
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      • Elon [Alamance County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Union Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,186 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elon
    • Gibsonville [Alamance County]
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      • Gibsonville [Alamance County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Union Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,397 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibsonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibsonville<5>
    • Hillsborough [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsborough
      • Hillsborough [Orange County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Union Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,226 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsborough
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsborough<5>
    • Elon College [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elon College
      • Elon College [Alamance County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Union Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elon College came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elon College
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elon College<5>
    • Haw River [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haw River
      • Haw River [Alamance County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of Union Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haw River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haw River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haw River<5>
    • Green Level [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Level
      • Green Level [Alamance County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Union Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,341 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Level have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Level

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Union Ridge. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Union Ridge.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Union Ridge. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Union Ridge.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Union Ridge. See our Newspapers Page for Union Ridge.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Union Ridge ...

Looking for more information about Union Ridge? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Union Ridge, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Union Ridge.

Adding Union Ridge to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Union Ridge in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Union Ridge was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Union Ridge on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Alamance County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Alamance County: www.alamance-nc.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Alamance, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Union Ridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 from Point A (ie- Union Ridge) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Union Ridge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Union RidgeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2076, Longitude: -79.4000       In this case, the coordinates for Union Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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