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Union County

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The Cities and communities of Union County, North Carolina *


Fairview, Fountain Hill

Hemby Bridge

Indian Trail

Lake Park

Marshville, Marvin, Mineral Springs, Monroe (County Seat)

New Salem

Olive Branch




Waxhaw, Weddington, Wesley Chapel, Wingate

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Information & Facts about Union County, North Carolina

Attractions & other Information - Climate - Economy - Genealogy - Geography -
Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools


Union County Official Home page

Union County is a member of the regional Centralina Council of Governments.

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2006 - 175,272
2005 - 162,929
2004 - 153,652
2002 - 143,999
2000 - 123,677
1990 - 84,211

Population Density:
2000 - 194.0 persons per square mile

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Union County is located in south-central North Carolina next to the South Carolina border

Nearby Counties to Union County are:
North - Cabarrus County
North-Northeast - Stanly County
East - Anson County
South-Southeast - Chesterfield County in South Carolina
Southwest - Lancaster County in South Carolina
Northwest - Mecklenburg County

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Here is a current weather page for the area

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Other Facts and Figures:

Per capita Income:
2004 - $$27,667

Median Household Income:
2003 - $53,844
2000 - $50,638

Per capita income:
2000 - $21,978

Median Age:
2005 - 33.0 years

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Union County was established in 1842 when it was formed from both Anson and Mecklenburg Counties. There was some disagreement on the name for the new county between political parties. Depending on the point of view, the county should be named Clay or Jackson. The name Union was adopted as a compromise between the two parties. Later both Clay County and Jackson County were used for new counties in the state.

Historical Resources for Union County

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Total area: 640 square miles
Total land area: 637 square miles
Total water area: 2 square miles

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Union County GenWeb Project page

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Union County Public Library

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Union County Public Schools

South Piedmont Community College
Monroe, NC

Wingate University

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In recent years, the largest sector of the economy has been manufacturing.

Monroe Economic Development Commission

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Organizations & Groups

Boys Scouts of America - Union County

Humane Society of Union County

Monroe Tourism and Visitors Bureau

Union County Chamber of Commerce

Union County Red Cross

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Attractions & Other Information

Carolinas Medical Center - Union

Union County Symphony
Phone: 704-282-0028

Marshville Boll Weevil Jamboree
held each year in September with music, fun, rides, food, games and much more

The Museum of the Alphabet

Museum of the Waxhaws and Andrew Jackson Memorial

Queens Cup Steeplechase held each year the last Saturday of April in Mineral Springs

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