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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Union Mills to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Mills 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 Mills to:

  • Saint Marys [Map], which is the Seat of Pleasants County, lies just to the West.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 76 miles [122.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Union Mills to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 222 miles [357.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,046 miles [9,730.1 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 6,763 miles [10,884 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,638 miles [7,464.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Union Mills ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Union Mills.

While the name Union Mills is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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California

Nevada County

Our profile page for Union Mills, Nevada County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,063 miles [3,320.1 km] to the West Northwest

Indiana

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Union Mills, LaPorte County   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the West Northwest

Iowa

Mahaska County

Our profile page for Union Mills, Mahaska County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the West Northwest

Kentucky

Jessamine County

Our profile page for Union Mills, Jessamine County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Union Mills, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the East

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Union Mills   [Map]
Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Union Mills, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the East

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New York

Fulton County

Our profile page for Union Mills, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Union Mills, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the South

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Union Mills, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,129 miles [3,426.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Mifflin County

Our profile page for Union Mills, Mifflin County   [Map]
Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Fluvanna County

Our profile page for Union Mills, Fluvanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Wisconsin

Iowa County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Union Mills ...

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.

Algeria (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast of Union Mills   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Crisp (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Federal (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Fern   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Grape Island   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Green Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Maxwell   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Murphy (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Raven Rock   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Spring Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sugar Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Union Mills. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Union Mills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union Mills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3912, Longitude: -81.1351     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union Mills 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 Mills 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 310.331 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.291 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.302 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Union Mills could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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This page was last modified: 13 Sep 2018
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