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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

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Union County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Union County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

travel1944 on “John Short- 1807- ? Died before 1860″

John Short was my g, g grandfather and was married to Nancy. They had seven children as follows:

George Washington Short- (1830-1912) Died in Mississippi, Civil War veteran

Mary Short- (1832-

John Short Jr- (1836- Went to Mississippi, Civil War veteran

Minor JacKson Short- (1837-1930) Died in Union County, NC, Civil War veteran (my great grandfather)

Sarah Short- (1840

James E Short- (1843- stayed in NC, Civil War veteran

I am trying to find ancestors of both John and Nancy- can anyone help? Thanks




dfmoss on “Henry Hawes Fincher”

Looking for information about the family of Henry Hawes Fincher (1828-1869), who was a blacksmith in Monroe, Union, North Carolina. Specifically, I am looking for information about his parents (William and Cynthia or Elizabeth) and any siblings.

Thanks,

Don




Gloria Alexander on “Relatives of Baxter Lee Thomas”

I am looking for information (phone or addresses) on the sons or
grandchildren of Baxter Lee Thomas. The sons were, Ben, Blair, and
Shelton. I would like to talk with anyone who knows where I can
reach them at. I am the step-granddaughter of Grandpa Lee. He
was married to my Grandmother Elsie. You can contact me at:
gloriah@windstream.net or 704-694-9608. Thank you: Gloria


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Commissioners voting on water line replacements, maintenance shop, radio tower – The Enquirer-Journal

Commissioners voting on water line replacements, maintenance shop, radio tower
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The State Highway Patrol approached Union County to lease property at 2318 NC Highway 218 for the construction of a new radio tower. Union County currently owns the property, which contains a water storage tank for the County's Water and Wastewater …




Body of man found in Union Co. pond identified by deputies – WCNC


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Body of man found in Union Co. pond identified by deputies
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UNION COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies are investigating after a man's body was found in a Union County pond Saturday afternoon. Union County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a possible drowning in a pond behind a residence near the 3600 block of …
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Body of man found in Union County pond, death investigation underwayWBTV
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Woman arrested in Union County after car chase ends in crash – FOX 46 Charlotte


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Woman arrested in Union County after car chase ends in crash
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UNION COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) – A woman has been arrested following a car chase, according to the Union County Sheriff's Office. Ashley Tyson, 29, was taken into custody after she refused to stop when a Union County deputy attempted to pull her …

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WBTV files public records lawsuit against Union County sheriff – Charlotte Observer


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WBTV files public records lawsuit against Union County sheriff
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The lawsuit says McGuirt offered a different response after an attorney for WBTV pointed out that the North Carolina Public Records Act and rules set by the State Archives of North Carolina require public agencies to retain text messages for more than

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Union County Man Goes Missing Off the Coast in North Carolina – wnep.com


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Union County Man Goes Missing Off the Coast in North Carolina
wnep.com
OUTER BANKS, N.C. — The United States Coast Guard is now searching for a man from Union County who went missing off the coast of North Carolina Thursday. Thaddeus Davis, an assistant coach at Lewisburg High School, disappeared today while …
Vigil held for coach reported missing off coast on Outer BanksSunbury Daily Item

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Eclipse could drain Union County solar farm of energy – WSOC Charlotte


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Eclipse could drain Union County solar farm of energy
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UNION COUNTY, N.C. – Duke Energy built the biggest solar farm in the Charlotte area in rural Union County and it just went online in April. The solar eclipse on Aug. 21 could affect the solar farm, which spans 500 acres on South Rocky River Road and …

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