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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Union Corner 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 Corner 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 Corner to:

  • Martinsburg [Map], which is the Seat of Berkeley County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 203 miles [326.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Union Corner to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 65 miles [104.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,920 miles [9,527.3 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 6,630 miles [10,670 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,506 miles [7,251.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Union Corner ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Union Corner.

While the name Union Corner is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Maryland

Caroline County

Our profile page for Union Corner, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the East Southeast

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Union Corner   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the Northeast

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Union Corner   [Map]
Distance: About 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the East Northeast

Pennsylvania

Northumberland County

Our profile page for Union Corner, Northumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 130 miles [209.2 km] to the Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Union Corner   [Map]
Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Union Corner ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Baileys Ford (VA)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest of Union Corner   [Map]
Cedar Hill (VA)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Egypt   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Elk Branch (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Goose Nest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Gordondale (VA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Green Spring (VA)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Greenwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Grubbs Corner   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Irish Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jones Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Leetown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Martinsburg   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pikeside   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Rest (VA)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Shanghai   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Tablers Station   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Union Corner. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

John Brown
  Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at an age of 59.

Charles Town [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Union Corner

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Berkeley County: www.berkeleycountycomm.org/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Union Corner. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Union Corner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union Corner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3987, Longitude: -78.0856     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union Corner 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 Corner 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 308.482 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.189 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.969 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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