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Welcome to West Union ...

The town of West Union is located in Doddridge County<1> 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).<2>

A typical abbreviation for West Union: W. Union

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Union has a population of 799 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Area codes for West Union: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Union had an population of 799 people. This is a decrease of 3.15% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.87% 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 (with a count of 806 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near West Union ...

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

  • Harrisville [Ritchie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisville
    • Harrisville [Ritchie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of West Union
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,674 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisville<7>
  • Salem [Harrison County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem [Harrison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of West Union
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,522 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<7>
  • Pennsboro [Ritchie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pennsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennsboro
    • Pennsboro [Ritchie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of West Union
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,003 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pennsboro<7>
  • Middlebourne [Tyler County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlebourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlebourne
    • Middlebourne [Tyler County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of West Union
    • Estimated population in 2019: 738 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlebourne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middlebourne<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pine Grove [Wetzel County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Grove
      • Pine Grove [Wetzel County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of West Union
      • Estimated population in 2019: 482 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Grove<7>
    • Ellenboro [Ritchie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenboro
      • Ellenboro [Ritchie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of West Union
      • Estimated population in 2019: 363 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellenboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellenboro<7>
    • Smithfield [Wetzel County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
      • Smithfield [Wetzel County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of West Union
      • Estimated population in 2019: 146 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<7>
    • Pullman [Ritchie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pullman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pullman
      • Pullman [Ritchie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of West Union
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman
    • Auburn [Ritchie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Ritchie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of West Union
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Mountain [Ritchie County]

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located 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.

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 Doddridge, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Union.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Union - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<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 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 for our own planning, 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       In this case, the coordinates for West Union have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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