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Union county was formed in 1842 from parts of Anson County and Mecklenburg County. Its name was a compromise between Whigs, who wanted to name the new county for Henry Clay, and Democrats, who wanted to name it for Andrew Jackson. The county seat is Monroe.

Union County is divided into the following townships: Goose Creek, Jackson, Marshville, Monroe, New Salem, Vance , Buford , Lanes Creek, and Sandy Ridge.

* Brooklandwood in the Union County town of Mineral Springs is the site of the Queens Cup Steeplechase, one of steeplechase horse racing’s major annual events. The program consists of several races, and is held the last Saturday of April. The schedule of events also features a Jack Russell Terrier judging contest. Over 10,000 people descend on Mineral Springs from all parts of the country to take part in this day long event of races and other activities.

* The Union County town of Marshville is the site of the Boll Weevil Festival, an annual street fair and carnival that takes place every fall.

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Union County Genealogy Resources

Union County NCGenweb site

Union County NCGenWeb Archives

The Union County Heritage Room
The Heritage Room
Old Union County Courthouse, First Floor
P.O. Box 397
Monroe, NC 28111
Hours: Mondays-Wednesdays – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Thursdays – 1:00 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed: The week of Thanksgiving and two weeks at Christmas.
Please call for confirmation of holiday hours. – 704-289-6737
FAX number is: 704-283-3782

The Carolinas Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 397
Monroe, NC 28111

Union County Historical Society
P.O. Box 397
Monroe, NC 28111

Union County Historic
Preservation Commission
P. O. Box 282
Monroe , NC 28111

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Union County Government

Union County Government – Official Site
Union County Register of Deeds
Mailing Address:
Union County Register Of Deeds
P.O. Box 248
Monroe, NC 28111

Physical Address:
Union County Register Of Deeds
Union County Courthouse
500 Main Street
Monroe, NC 28111
8:30am – 5:00pm Mon – Fri
(704)283-3797

Union County Public Library
Monroe Library
316 East Windsor Street
Monroe, NC 28112
(704) 283-8184

Hours:
Monday & Tuesday 9:30 am – 8 pm
Wednesday & Thursday 9:30 am – 7pm
Friday 9:30 am – 6 pm
Saturday 1 pm – 5 pm
Sunday 2 pm – 5pm
The Norvan K. and Sarah Craig Dickerson Genealogy & Local History section of the Union County Public Library in Monroe houses a number of unique and/or useful items for genealogical or historical research.

Union West Regional
123 Unionville-Indian Trail Road,
Indian Trail, NC 28079
(704) 821-7475

Hours:
Monday – Thursday 9:30 am – 7 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 6 pm
Saturday 1 pm – 5 pm
Sunday 2 pm – 5pm

Edwards Memorial Marshville
414 Hasty Street
Marshville, NC 28103
(704) 624-2828

Hours:
Monday – Thursday 9:30 am – 7 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 6 pm
Saturday 1 pm – 5 pm
Sunday 2 pm – 5pm

Waxhaw Branch
509 South Providence Street
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 843-3131

Hours:
Monday & Thursday 9:30 am – 7 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 am – 6 pm
Saturday 1 pm – 5 pm

Union County Cities and Towns

* Fairview (town)
* Hemby Bridge
* Indian Trail
* JAARS
* Lake Park
* Marshville
* Marvin
* Mineral Springs
* Monroe (County Seat & Largest City)
* Stallings
* Unionville
* Waxhaw
* Weddington
* Wesley Chapel
* Wingate

Census

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Transcription

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Union County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Union County, NC Query Forum

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Gut-wrenching details released in Union County boy’s beating death  WSOC Charlotte

UNION COUNTY, N.C. – The father of a child found dead inside a Union County home Sunday afternoon has been arrested and charged with murder, according …




Fatal car crash under investigation in Union County – WCNC.com

Fatal car crash under investigation in Union County  WCNC.com

UNION COUNTY, N.C. — Union County highway patrol is investigating a deadly crash that happened just after 6 a.m. Sunday morning. The crash happened on …




Union County Schools aims to have class on day of teacher rally in Raleigh – WSOC Charlotte

Union County Schools aims to have class on day of teacher rally in Raleigh  WSOC Charlotte

UNION COUNTY, N.C. – Thousands of teachers are planning to call out of school again this year for another Education Rally at the state capitol in Raleigh.




Missing 90-year-old Union County man found safe – WSOC Charlotte

Missing 90-year-old Union County man found safe  WSOC Charlotte

Deputies said Elliott Parker Ross, who is believed to be suffering from dementia, was last seen at his Indian Trail home on Guardian Angel Avenue.




Union County SRO’s quick actions save student choking on chicken nugget – WSOC Charlotte

Union County SRO’s quick actions save student choking on chicken nugget  WSOC Charlotte

A school resource officer at Porter Ridge Elementary School in Union County is being heralded as a hero after saving the life of a student who was choking.




NC homeowner wanted median gone and when town said no, he arranged it himself, cops say – Charlotte Observer

NC homeowner wanted median gone and when town said no, he arranged it himself, cops say  Charlotte Observer

Ryan Smith of Indian Trail, North Carolina, is accused of hiring a company to remove a median in his neighborhood, and the Union County Sheriff’s Office says it …


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