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1890 Communities Near Union City ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Union City in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Union City.

Algoma   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the East (E) from Union City
 - Algoma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Baileysville   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Union City
 - Baileysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bearwallow (VA)   (Buchanan County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Union City
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bearwallow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bradshaw   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Union City
 - Bradshaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Christian   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Union City
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Christian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grundy (VA)   (Buchanan County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Union City
 - 1895 population of 125 people (with 929 people in 2017)
 - Grundy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hanover   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Union City
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harman (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Union City
 - Harman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iaeger   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Union City
 - 1895 population of 51 people (with 255 people in 2017)
 - Iaeger had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jamboree (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Union City
 - 1895 population of 154 people
 - Jamboree had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jesse   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Union City
 - Jesse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kyle   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East (E) from Union City
 - Kyle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lincoln   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Union City
 - Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
 
North Spring   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Union City
 - 1895 population of 129 people
 - North Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oceana   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Union City
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 1,245 people in 2017)
 - Oceana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Paw Paw (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Union City
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Paw Paw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Phelps (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Union City
 - Phelps had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pineville   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Union City
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 599 people in 2017)
 - Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Hill (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Union City
 - Pleasant Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powhatan   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East (E) from Union City
 - Powhatan had a post office and railroad service
 
Rock View   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Union City
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Rock View had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sayersville (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Union City
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Sayersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shack Mills (VA)   (Buchanan County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Union City
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Shack Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shraders (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Union City
 - 1895 population of 8 people
 - Shraders had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sun Hill   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Union City
 - Sun Hill had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Union City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Union City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Union City) 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 City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Union City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4307, Longitude: -81.7965     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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