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West Union, Tennessee
(Shelby County)

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Welcome to West Union ...

West Union is located in Shelby County.

A typical abbreviation for West Union: W. Union

West Union is 280 feet [85 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: West Union lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave West Union and travel east, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The telephone area code for West Union: (901)

Communities near West Union ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from West Union and not the distance if driven.<2>.

Community   2016<3>
Marion (AR)   [Map]   12,362   SW   18 miles [29 km]
West Memphis (AR)   [Map]   25,284   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Arlington   [Map]   11,566   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Atoka   [Map]   9,095   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bartlett   [Map]   58,622   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Clopton   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for West Union.

Communities Also Named West Union ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Tennessee communities named West Union: This one is located in Shelby County and the other is located in Weakley County.

Beyond Tennessee, 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, South Carolina and West Virginia (2).

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Union. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Union.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

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

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) West Union. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Union - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from West Union. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Union) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Union. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3704, Longitude: -89.9668     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Union have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Union.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for West Union.