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Welcome to Union Center ...

Union Center is located in Meade County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Union Center: Union Ctr. (or less commonly used: Union Cen., Union Cent. or Union Cntr.)

Union Center is 2,900 feet [884 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Union Center is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Union Center lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Union Center, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The telephone area code for Union Center: (605)

The ZIP code for Union Center: 57787<3>

Communities Also Named Union Center ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 13 communities that are also named Union Center - they are located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (2), Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Union Center ...

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

  • White Owl
  • Elm Springs
  • Fairpoint
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairpoint
    • Fairpoint lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Union Center.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairpoint have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairpoint
  • Enning
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enning
    • Enning lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the east of Union Center.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enning have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enning
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enning<5>
  • Red Owl
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Owl
    • Red Owl lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Union Center.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Owl
  • Marcus
  • Opal
  • Viewfield
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    • Viewfield lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<4> to the south of Union Center.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 44 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viewfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viewfield
  • Creighton
  • Howes

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Union Center ...

Looking for more information about Union Center? 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 Union Center, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Union Center.

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

The official website for Meade County:

The official website for State of South Dakota:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Meade, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Union Center - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 community (such as Union Center). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Union Center or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Union Center) 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 Union Center. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Union CenterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5609, Longitude: -102.6668    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.




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