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West Union, West Virginia
Welcome to West Union ...
The location of West Union has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
A typical abbreviation for West Union: W. Union
From the Census Estimates for 2019, West Union has a population of 798 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of West Union.
West Union is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<4>.
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)<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Union had an population of 798 people. This is a decrease of 3.27% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.99% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, West Union had a population of 825 people (or 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 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 (which had a count of 806 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for West Union.
Adding West Union to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of West 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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for West Union was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found West Union on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for West Union on our Genealogy Page.
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.
Communities near West Union ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West Union.
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 West Union. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Union.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around West Union.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Union. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers 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.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 27 Jul 2021