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Welcome to Union ...

The town of Union is located in Monroe County<1> and is the County Seat for Monroe County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Union has a population of 540 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Union.

Union is 2,050 feet [625 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Union lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Union: (304) and (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Union: 24983<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Union had an population of 540 people. This is a decrease of 4.42% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Union had a population of 565 people. This makes Union the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Union represents 0.03% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 156th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 565 people, the population of Union increased 3.1% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 548 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Union.

Adding Union to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Union in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Union elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Union on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Union on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Union ...

While we believe that this Union is located in Monroe County, we know of another 2 West Virginia communities named Union. Those communities are located in the following counties: Barbour and Fayette County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 121 communities that are also named Union - they are located in Alabama (10), Arizona, Arkansas (5), California (3), Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (10), Illinois (5), Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (5), Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (6), Missouri (3), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey (3), New Mexico, New York (3), North Carolina (5), North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Oklahoma (3), Ontario (4), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, South Carolina (4), Tennessee (6), Texas (9), Utah, Virginia (2), Washington (2) and Wisconsin (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Union.

Communities near Union ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Union.

  • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
    • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Union
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,807 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<7>
  • Hinton [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
    • Hinton [Summers County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Union
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,357 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<7>
  • White Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County]
  • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronceverte
    • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Union
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,670 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronceverte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronceverte<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
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      • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Union
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<7>
    • Pembroke [Giles County]
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      • Pembroke [Giles County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Union
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,081 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<7>
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
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      • Peterstown [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Union
      • Estimated population in 2019: 621 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterstown<7>
    • Hollywood [Monroe County]
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      • Hollywood [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Union
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
    • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Spring
      • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Union
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Spring
    • Frazier [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frazier
      • Frazier [Greenbrier County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Union
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frazier

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Union. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Union.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Union. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Union.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Union. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Union.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Union ...

Looking for more information about Union? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Union, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Union.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Monroe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Union.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Union - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Union). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Union or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Union) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Union. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Union

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5923, Longitude: -80.5437    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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