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West Union, West Virginia
(Pocahontas County)

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The location of West Union

Welcome to West Union ...

West Union is located in Pocahontas 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

West Union is 2,600 feet [792 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of West Union is ½ mile above sea level.

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)<3>

Communities near West Union ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from West Union and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Addison   [Map]   688   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Buckeye   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Cass   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Green Bank   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hillsboro   [Map]   243   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Huntersville   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 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 Pocahontas County and the other is located in Doddridge 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.

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.

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to West Union, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for West Union.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Pocahontas County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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>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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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Union. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2696, Longitude: -80.1401     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Union have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>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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