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Union, West Virginia

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The county seat of Monroe County, Union, WV (map), was settled by James Alexander in 1774 and originally chartered in 1799. So named because of the fact that, "in frontier days, the site of the town was a rendezvous for troops during the Indian wars."

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Union, WV Real Estate

In August, 2004, Mountain America LLC began work on the Walnut Springs Mountain Reserve, a planned forest community near Union, WV. The property is situated on approximately 1,200 pristine mountaintop acres, overlooking the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests where the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains come together. Real estate near Union is among the most valuable in West Virginia, thanks largely to the incredible landscape of the Greenbrier River Valley.

icon7040.jpgPhoto of bandstand at restored Monroe County Courthouse, Union National Historic District, in Union, WV. More photos of Union, WV from WVePostcards.

Variant Name(s) for Union, WV

Union Town


180px-Union-WV-Map.gif Map of Union, WV showing streets and highways, and nearby airports, parks, hospitals, buildings, churches, cemeteries, trails and more; with link to driving directions.

Topo map of Union, WV, and vicinity

Elevation: 2071 feet
Population: 548 (2000 Census)
Longitude: -80.5439
Latitude: 37.5914