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West Union, West Virginia
(Doddridge County)

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The location of West Union

Welcome to West Union ...

The town of West Union is located in Doddridge County and is the County Seat for Doddridge County.

The location of West Union has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for West Union: W. Union

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, West Union has a population of 833 people<2> (see below for details).

West Union is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Union had a population of 825 people (which is 10.06% of the total population of Doddridge County). This makes West Union the county's most populous community.

The population of West Union represents 0.04% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 125th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 825 people, the population of West Union increased 2.36% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 806 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, West Union had an population of 833 people. This is an increase of 0.97% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.35% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near West Union ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Auburn   [Map]   90   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ellenboro   [Map]   356   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Harrisville   [Map]   1,740   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hebron   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Middlebourne   [Map]   766   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pennsboro   [Map]   1,045   W   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for West Union.

Communities Also Named West Union ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named West Union: This one is located in Doddridge County and the other is located in Pocahontas County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 22 communities that are also named West Union - they are located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (3), Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee (2).

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Union. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Union. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Union. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for West Union:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Union ...

Looking for more information about West 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for West Union, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West Union.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Doddridge County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Union.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Union - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West 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 West Union. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Union

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Union. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2964, Longitude: -80.7752     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Union have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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