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Welcome to West Union ...

The town of West Union is located in Oconee County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for West Union: W. Union

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Union has a population of 332 people<2> (see below for details).

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

West Union is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

West Union is located in the (864) area code.

The ZIP code for West Union: 29696<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Union had an population of 332 people. This is an increase of 14.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.78% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Union had a population of 291 people. This makes West Union the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 291 people, the population of West Union decreased 2.02% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 297 people).

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

Communities Also Named West Union ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that 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, Ohio (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania, 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.

  • Clemson [Pickens County]
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    • Clemson [Pickens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of West Union
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,780 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clemson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clemson<6>
  • Seneca [Oconee County]
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    • Seneca [Oconee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of West Union
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,564 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seneca
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seneca<6>
  • Central [Pickens County]
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    • Central [Pickens County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of West Union
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,452 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central<6>
  • Jarrett [Stephens County]
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    • Jarrett [Stephens County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of West Union
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,974 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jarrett have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pendleton [Anderson County]
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      • Pendleton [Anderson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of West Union
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,313 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pendleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pendleton<6>
    • Liberty [Pickens County]
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      • Liberty [Pickens County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of West Union
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,150 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<6>
    • Westminster [Oconee County]
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      • Westminster [Oconee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of West Union
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,598 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westminster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster<6>
    • Norris [Pickens County]
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      • Norris [Pickens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of West Union
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norris<6>
    • Six Mile [Pickens County]
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      • Six Mile [Pickens County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of West Union
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 675 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Six Mile<6>
    • Avalon [Stephens County]
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      • Avalon [Stephens County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of West Union
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 226 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avalon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avalon

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. 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 Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Carolina

About Oconee County

About South Carolina

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 Oconee County: www.oconeesc.com/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Oconee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Union.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Union - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 town (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).
<5>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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Union. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 34.7598, Longitude: -83.0429    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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