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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Union to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 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 to:

  • Philippi [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies just to the North.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Union 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 161 miles [259.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,014 miles [9,678.6 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 6,727 miles [10,826.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,603 miles [7,407.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Union ...

We have found 118 communities that share the name Union.

Within West Virginia, there are 2 communities which are also named Union. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 116 communities in the United States and Canada - with 115 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Other Communities Located In West Virginia

Fayette County

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

Monroe County

Our profile page for Union, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 107 miles [172.2 km] to the South Southwest


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Union, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the Southwest

Clarke County

Our profile page for Union, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the Southwest

Clay County

Our profile page for Union, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the Southwest

Etowah County

Our profile page for Union, Etowah County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the Southwest

Franklin County

Our profile page for Union, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the Southwest

Greene County

Our profile page for Union, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the Southwest

Henry County

Our profile page for Union, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the South Southwest

Morgan County

Our profile page for Union, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the Southwest

Randolph County

Our profile page for Union, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the Southwest

Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Union, Tallapoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the Southwest

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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Union, Maricopa County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Maricopa County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Arkansas

Fulton County

Our profile page for Union, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the West Southwest

Logan County

Our profile page for Union, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the West Southwest

Sevier County

Our profile page for Union, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the West Southwest

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the West Southwest

Woodruff County

Our profile page for Union, Woodruff County   [Map]
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the West Southwest

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California

Merced County

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

Napa County

Our profile page for Union, Napa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,257 miles [3,632.3 km] to the West Northwest

San Luis Obispo County

Our profile page for Union, San Luis Obispo County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,218 miles [3,569.5 km] to the West

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Colorado

Morgan County

Our profile page for Union, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,245 miles [2,003.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Tolland County

Our profile page for Union, Tolland County   [Map]
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Walton County

Our profile page for Union, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the South Southwest

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Georgia

Candler County

Our profile page for Union, Candler County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the South Southwest

Dade County

Our profile page for Union, Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the Southwest

Dodge County

Our profile page for Union, Dodge County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the South Southwest

Fannin County

Our profile page for Union, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the Southwest

Glynn County

Our profile page for Union, Glynn County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the South

Henry County

Our profile page for Union, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the South Southwest

Marion County

Our profile page for Union, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the South Southwest

Paulding County

Our profile page for Union, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the Southwest

Quitman County

Our profile page for Union, Quitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the South Southwest

Stewart County

Our profile page for Union, Stewart County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Clark County

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

Logan County

Our profile page for Union, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the West Northwest

Mason County

Our profile page for Union, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the West Northwest

McHenry County

Our profile page for Union, McHenry County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the West Northwest

Will County

Our profile page for Union, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Pike County

Our profile page for Union, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the West

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Iowa

Hardin County

Our profile page for Union, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the West Northwest

Union County

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

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Kansas

Chase County

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

Geary County

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

Osage County

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

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Union, 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.

Smith County

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

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Kentucky

Boone County

Our profile page for Union, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the West

Jackson County

Our profile page for Union, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the West Southwest

Madison County

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

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Louisiana

Saint James Parish

Our profile page for Union, Saint James Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 875 miles [1,408.2 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Knox County

Our profile page for Union, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Cass County

Our profile page for Union, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the Northwest

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Minnesota

Steele County

Our profile page for Union, Steele County   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Mississippi

Covington County

Our profile page for Union, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the Southwest

Jones County

Our profile page for Union, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the Southwest

Lee County

Our profile page for Union, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the West Southwest

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Union, Neshoba County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the Southwest

Simpson County

Our profile page for Union, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the Southwest

Smith County

Our profile page for Union, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Clark County

Our profile page for Union, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the West Northwest

Franklin County

Our profile page for Union, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the West

Ray County

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

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Montana

Dawson County

Our profile page for Union, Dawson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,382 miles [2,224.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Cass County

Our profile page for Union, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 847 miles [1,363.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Union, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,002 miles [3,221.9 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Carroll County

Our profile page for Union, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Gloucester County

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

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Union, Hunterdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the East Northeast

Union County

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

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New Mexico

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Union, Roosevelt County
This community is historic.
Although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Broome County

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

Madison County

Our profile page for Union, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the Northeast

Rockland County

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

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North Carolina

Hertford County

Our profile page for Union, Hertford County   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the Southeast

Macon County

Our profile page for Union, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the Southwest

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Union, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the South Southwest

Transylvania County

Our profile page for Union, Transylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the South Southwest

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the South

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North Dakota

Cavalier County

Our profile page for Union, Cavalier County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,101 miles [1,771.9 km] to the Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Union   [Map]
Distance: About 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Huron County

Our profile page for Union, Huron County
This community is historic.
Although located in Huron County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lawrence County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Union, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the West Northwest

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Oklahoma

Canadian County

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

Kingfisher County

Our profile page for Union, Kingfisher County   [Map]
Distance: About 993 miles [1,598.1 km] to the West

Tulsa County

Our profile page for Union, Tulsa County   [Map]
Distance: About 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Union   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the North Northwest

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Oregon

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,962 miles [3,157.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Union, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Union   [Map]
Distance: About 988 miles [1,590 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Fairfield County

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

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Union, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the South

Newberry County

Our profile page for Union, Newberry County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the South Southwest

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Tennessee

Bradley County

Our profile page for Union, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the Southwest

Haywood County

Our profile page for Union, Haywood County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the West Southwest

Morgan County

Our profile page for Union, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the Southwest

Roane County

Our profile page for Union, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the Southwest

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the Southwest

Warren County

Our profile page for Union, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Brazos County

Our profile page for Union, Brazos County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km] to the West Southwest

Dawson County

Our profile page for Union, Dawson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,305 miles [2,100.2 km] to the West Southwest

Franklin County

Our profile page for Union, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 942 miles [1,516 km] to the West Southwest

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Union, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the West Southwest

Lubbock County

Our profile page for Union, Lubbock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,268 miles [2,040.6 km] to the West

San Augustine County

Our profile page for Union, San Augustine County   [Map]
Distance: About 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the West Southwest

Scurry County

Our profile page for Union, Scurry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,248 miles [2,008.5 km] to the West Southwest

Terry County

Our profile page for Union, Terry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,303 miles [2,097 km] to the West

Wilson County

Our profile page for Union, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,217 miles [1,958.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Union, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,681 miles [2,705.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Bedford County

Our profile page for Union, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the South

Floyd County

Our profile page for Union, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 159 miles [255.9 km] to the South

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Washington

Clark County

Our profile page for Union, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,188 miles [3,521.2 km] to the West Northwest

Mason County

Our profile page for Union, Mason County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,209 miles [3,555 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Eau Claire County

Our profile page for Union, Eau Claire County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Northwest

Grant County

Our profile page for Union, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the West Northwest

Rock County

Our profile page for Union, Rock County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Union. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Union) 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. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Union

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1002, Longitude: -80.0384     [Map].

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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 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 309.673 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.498 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.922 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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<8>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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Union.