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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Union City.

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How Far From Union City to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Union City to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Union City to:

  • Welch [Map], which is the Seat of McDowell County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Union City to Welch, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 64 miles [103 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 277 miles [445.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,161 miles [9,915.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,872 miles [11,059.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,748 miles [7,641.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Union City ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Union City.

While the name Union City is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Union City, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the West

California

Alameda County

Our profile page for Union City, Alameda County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,186 miles [3,518 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Union City, New Haven County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the East Northeast

Florida

Jackson County

Our profile page for Union City, Jackson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Jackson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Union City, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Indiana

Randolph County

Our profile page for Union City, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Cloud County

Our profile page for Union City, Cloud County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Cloud County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Union City, Dickinson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Dickinson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Union City, Jefferson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rice County

Our profile page for Union City, Rice County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Rice County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Union City, Sedgwick County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sedgwick County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sumner County

Our profile page for Union City, Sumner County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sumner County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Edmonson County

Our profile page for Union City, Edmonson County   [Map]
Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the West

Madison County

Our profile page for Union City, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the West Northwest

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Michigan

Branch County

Our profile page for Union City, Branch County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Atchison County

Our profile page for Union City, Atchison County
Although located in Atchison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Stone County

Our profile page for Union City, Stone County   [Map]
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the West

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New Jersey

Hudson County

Our profile page for Union City, Hudson County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Darke County

Our profile page for Union City, Darke County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the Northwest

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Oklahoma

Canadian County

Our profile page for Union City, Canadian County   [Map]
Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Erie County

Our profile page for Union City, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Obion County

Our profile page for Union City, Obion County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Union City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Union City to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.774 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.507 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.223 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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