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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From West Union to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as West 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 West Union to:

  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from West 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 202 miles [325.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 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 6,036 miles [9,714 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 6,751 miles [10,864.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,627 miles [7,446.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named West Union ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name West Union.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named West Union. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 21 communities in the United States - with 22 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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Illinois

Clark County

Our profile page for West Union, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the West

Indiana

Parke County

Our profile page for West Union, Parke County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the West

Iowa

Fayette County

Our profile page for West Union, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the West Northwest

Tama County

Our profile page for West Union, Tama County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Norton County

Our profile page for West Union, Norton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Norton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Phillips County

Our profile page for West Union, Phillips County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Phillips County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Washington County

Our profile page for West Union, Washington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Carver County

Our profile page for West Union, Carver County
This community is historic.
Although located in Carver County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Todd County

Our profile page for West Union, Todd County   [Map]
Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Union County

Our profile page for West 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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Missouri

Cass County

Our profile page for West Union, Cass County
This community is historic.
Although located in Cass County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nebraska

Custer County

Our profile page for West Union, Custer County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for West Union, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for West Union, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the West Southwest

Hancock County

Our profile page for West Union, Hancock County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the Northwest

Monroe County

Our profile page for West Union, Monroe County
This community is historic.
Although located in Monroe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oregon

Washington County

Our profile page for West Union, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,163 miles [3,481 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Greene County

Our profile page for West Union, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 55 miles [88.5 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Oconee County

Our profile page for West Union, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the South Southwest

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Tennessee

Shelby County

Our profile page for West Union, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the West Southwest

Weakley County

Our profile page for West Union, Weakley County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near West 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.

Blandville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of West Union   [Map]
Deep Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Duckworth   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Flint   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Greenwood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Joy   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Little Pittsburg   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Long Run   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Market   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Middle Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Stanley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Sugar Camp   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Toll Gate   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

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The Communities of West Virginia

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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: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from West Union. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Union

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Union. The point that we are using 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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<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 West 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 310.114 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.03 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.176 degrees.

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<7>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 West Union, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 West 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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