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Union City
Obion County, Tennessee

38261, 38281

"the Diadem of Dixie"

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History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The Tennessee state capital is Nashville.
The population of Union City is approximately 10,513 (1990), 10895 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,609 (1990), 4627 (2010).
The amount of land area in Union City is 22.693 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.012 sq kilometers.
The distance from Union City to Washington DC is 703 miles.
The distance to the Tennessee state capital is 129 miles. (as the crow flies)
Union City is positioned 36.42 degrees north of the equator and 89.05 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in the extreme northwest corner of Tennessee, only 22 miles from the Mississippi River.. Here is a map page for the area.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Union City.

The Chickasaw Indians lived in this area early on. By 1818, most of them had been forced out of the state. In 1852, J. M. Daniel, a civil engineer from Richmond, Virginia, was employed to survey the area for a road. Near a railroad crossing, he marked a large oak tree with red chalk - Union City - (the name given to him by a General Gibbs) thus naming the future town. For more history details see the above mentioned history page.
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The Obion County Museum
1004 Edwards St.
Union City, Tennessee
Phone: 901-885-6774
Take a look at thehistory of Obion County at this museum. Visit the Sabin Photo Exhibit and enjoy the pictures taken in the early 1900's. Call for details on hours . Closed part of the year.
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Union City City Government

The City of Union City

Union City is the county seat for Obion County.

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