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Welcome to West Union ...

The village of West Union is located in Adams County<1> and is the County Seat for Adams County.

The pronunciation of West Union: YOU-nyun<2>

A typical abbreviation for West Union: W. Union

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Union has a population of 3,157 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of West Union.

West Union is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

West Union lies within the (937) area code.

The ZIP code for West Union: 45693<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Union had an population of 3,157 people. This is a decrease of 2.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.75% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Union had a population of 3,241 people (which is 11.35% of the total population of Adams County). This makes West Union the county's most populous community.

The population of West Union represents 0.03% of the population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 320th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,241 people, the population of West Union increased 11.64% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,903 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Union.

Communities Also Named West Union ...

While we believe that this West Union is located in Adams County, we know of another 2 Ohio communities named West Union. Those communities are located in the following counties: Hancock and Monroe County.

Beyond Ohio, there are 22 communities that are also named West Union - they are located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (3), Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee (2) and West Virginia (2).

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

Communities near West Union ...

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

  • Maysville [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maysville
    • Maysville [Mason County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of West Union
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,683 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maysville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maysville<7>
  • Georgetown [Brown County]
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    • Georgetown [Brown County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of West Union
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,216 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<7>
  • Manchester [Adams County]
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    • Manchester [Adams County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of West Union
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,958 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manchester<7>
  • Peebles [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peebles
    • Peebles [Adams County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of West Union
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,706 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peebles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peebles<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ripley [Brown County]
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      • Ripley [Brown County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of West Union
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,696 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<7>
    • Aberdeen [Brown County]
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      • Aberdeen [Brown County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of West Union
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,609 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<7>
    • Vanceburg [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vanceburg
      • Vanceburg [Lewis County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of West Union
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,399 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vanceburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vanceburg<7>
    • Winchester [Adams County]
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      • Winchester [Adams County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of West Union
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,002 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester<7>
    • Seaman [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaman
      • Seaman [Adams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of West Union
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 886 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seaman<7>
    • Washington [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Mason County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of West Union
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<9>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington

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 West Union. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Union.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Union. 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 West Union.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Union. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for West Union.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Union ...

Looking for more information about West Union? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for West Union, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West Union.

Adding West Union to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of West Union 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 West Union was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found West Union on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Adams, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for West Union. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Union.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Union - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as West Union). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether West Union or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- West Union) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Union. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West UnionOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Union. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7956, Longitude: -83.5429    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.
<9>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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