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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Union 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 town 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:

  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the Northwest (NW). 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 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 210 miles [338 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,102 miles [9,820.2 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 6,810 miles [10,959.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,686 miles [7,541.4 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

Barbour County

Our profile page for Union, Barbour County   [Map]
Distance: About 107 miles [172.2 km] to the North Northeast

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.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Union, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the Southwest

Clarke County

Our profile page for Union, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the Southwest

Clay County

Our profile page for Union, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the Southwest

Etowah County

Our profile page for Union, Etowah County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the Southwest

Franklin County

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

Greene County

Our profile page for Union, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the Southwest

Henry County

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

Morgan County

Our profile page for Union, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the West Southwest

Randolph County

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

Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Union, Tallapoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 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 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the West

Logan County

Our profile page for Union, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the West

Sevier County

Our profile page for Union, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the West Southwest

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the West Southwest

Woodruff County

Our profile page for Union, Woodruff County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the West

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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 2,254 miles [3,627.5 km] to the West Northwest

San Luis Obispo County

Our profile page for Union, San Luis Obispo County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,205 miles [3,548.6 km] to the West

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Colorado

Morgan County

Our profile page for Union, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,243 miles [2,000.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Tolland County

Our profile page for Union, Tolland County   [Map]
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Walton County

Our profile page for Union, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the Southwest

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Georgia

Candler County

Our profile page for Union, Candler County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the South Southwest

Dade County

Our profile page for Union, Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the West Southwest

Dodge County

Our profile page for Union, Dodge County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the South Southwest

Fannin County

Our profile page for Union, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the Southwest

Glynn County

Our profile page for Union, Glynn County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the South

Henry County

Our profile page for Union, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the Southwest

Marion County

Our profile page for Union, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the Southwest

Paulding County

Our profile page for Union, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the Southwest

Quitman County

Our profile page for Union, Quitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the Southwest

Stewart County

Our profile page for Union, Stewart County   [Map]
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the 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 508 miles [817.5 km] to the West Northwest

Mason County

Our profile page for Union, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the West Northwest

McHenry County

Our profile page for Union, McHenry County   [Map]
Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the Northwest

Will County

Our profile page for Union, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Pike County

Our profile page for Union, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Hardin County

Our profile page for Union, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 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 242 miles [389.5 km] to the West Northwest

Jackson County

Our profile page for Union, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the West

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 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Knox County

Our profile page for Union, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Cass County

Our profile page for Union, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the Northwest

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Minnesota

Steele County

Our profile page for Union, Steele County   [Map]
Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Covington County

Our profile page for Union, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the Southwest

Jones County

Our profile page for Union, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the Southwest

Lee County

Our profile page for Union, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the West Southwest

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Union, Neshoba County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the West Southwest

Simpson County

Our profile page for Union, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the West Southwest

Smith County

Our profile page for Union, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Clark County

Our profile page for Union, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the West Northwest

Franklin County

Our profile page for Union, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 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 1,417 miles [2,280.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Cass County

Our profile page for Union, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 851 miles [1,369.6 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 1,998 miles [3,215.5 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Carroll County

Our profile page for Union, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 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 368 miles [592.2 km] to the Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the 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 439 miles [706.5 km] to the North 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 212 miles [341.2 km] to the East Southeast

Macon County

Our profile page for Union, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the Southwest

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Union, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the South Southwest

Transylvania County

Our profile page for Union, Transylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the Southwest

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the South

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North Dakota

Cavalier County

Our profile page for Union, Cavalier County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,154 miles [1,857.2 km] to the Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Union   [Map]
Distance: About 1,046 miles [1,683.4 km] to the 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 257 miles [413.6 km] to the 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 958 miles [1,541.8 km] to the West

Tulsa County

Our profile page for Union, Tulsa County   [Map]
Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Union   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the North

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Oregon

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,984 miles [3,192.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Union, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Union   [Map]
Distance: About 1,073 miles [1,726.8 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 198 miles [318.7 km] to the South

Newberry County

Our profile page for Union, Newberry County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the South Southwest

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Tennessee

Bradley County

Our profile page for Union, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the Southwest

Haywood County

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

Morgan County

Our profile page for Union, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the West Southwest

Roane County

Our profile page for Union, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the West Southwest

Union County

Our profile page for Union, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the West Southwest

Warren County

Our profile page for Union, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Brazos County

Our profile page for Union, Brazos County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,011 miles [1,627 km] to the West Southwest

Dawson County

Our profile page for Union, Dawson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,258 miles [2,024.6 km] to the West

Franklin County

Our profile page for Union, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 883 miles [1,421.1 km] to the West Southwest

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Union, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the West Southwest

Lubbock County

Our profile page for Union, Lubbock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,224 miles [1,969.8 km] to the West

San Augustine County

Our profile page for Union, San Augustine County   [Map]
Distance: About 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the West Southwest

Scurry County

Our profile page for Union, Scurry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,199 miles [1,929.6 km] to the West

Terry County

Our profile page for Union, Terry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,258 miles [2,024.6 km] to the West

Wilson County

Our profile page for Union, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,146 miles [1,844.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Union, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,682 miles [2,706.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Bedford County

Our profile page for Union, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 51 miles [82.1 km] to the East Southeast

Floyd County

Our profile page for Union, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 54 miles [86.9 km] to the South

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Washington

Clark County

Our profile page for Union, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,211 miles [3,558.3 km] to the West Northwest

Mason County

Our profile page for Union, Mason County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,238 miles [3,601.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Eau Claire County

Our profile page for Union, Eau Claire County   [Map]
Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the Northwest

Grant County

Our profile page for Union, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the Northwest

Rock County

Our profile page for Union, Rock County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Union ...

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.

Crimson Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Union   [Map]
Gap Mills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Gates   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hokes Mill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Knobs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lillydale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Monitor   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pickaway   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rock Camp   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Salt Sulphur Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Secondcreek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sinks Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Wayside   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Wolfcreek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [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. 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.

Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Newport (Virginia) on Friday August 10, 1923 and died in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Monday April 28, 1980 at an age of 56. He was buried at Sharon Memorial Park (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina) [Map].

Newport [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Union

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...



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About Monroe County

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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: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Union. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, 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: 37.5923, Longitude: -80.5437     [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 310.022 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.671 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.646 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 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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<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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<9>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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