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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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News related to Union County, NC

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An alligator is hit near a Union County lake. Then a 14-foot snake skin appears. – Charlotte Observer


Charlotte Observer
An alligator is hit near a Union County lake. Then a 14-foot snake skin appears.
Charlotte Observer
Looks like the six-foot alligator that was hit by a car in Union County last month wasn't the biggest creature to call Lake Stegall home. Resident Doug Smith, who leases the lake near Marshville for fishing, says he found a snake skin near his dock




Kitten rescued from utility pole in Union County – FOX 46 Charlotte


FOX 46 Charlotte
Kitten rescued from utility pole in Union County
FOX 46 Charlotte
UNION COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) – An adorable kitten was rescued from a utility pole in Union County Thursday morning. The Union County Sheriff's Office was called to M & J Electric in Indian Trail where the 7-week-old kitten was found stuck in the pole.




Person killed in fatal stabbing in Union County – WCNC


WCNC
Person killed in fatal stabbing in Union County
WCNC
UNION COUNTY, N.C. — Union County Sheriff's Office says one person is dead following a stabbing incident in Union County Wednesday night. According to deputies, officers responded to a call in the 4800 block of Waxhaw Indian Trail Road in Matthews.
Deputies identify victim in Union County deadly stabbingFOX 46 Charlotte

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‘Now that is a big one:’ 6-foot alligator hit by car in Union County – WSOC Charlotte


WCNC
'Now that is a big one:' 6-foot alligator hit by car in Union County
WSOC Charlotte
UNION COUNTY, N.C. – A 6-foot alligator was found Monday night in the middle of Highway 74 in Union County. A driver called to report an alligator in the middle of the busy highway, just before midnight. It was about a mile outside of Marshville town
'Now that is a big one:' 6-foot alligator found in middle of busy NC highwaymyfox8.com
Six-foot alligator hit & killed on busy highway in Union Co.WCNC
Alligator Hit and Killed by Vehicle in Union CountyTWC News
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Cars stripped of wheels, left on jacks at Union County dealership, deputies say – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
Cars stripped of wheels, left on jacks at Union County dealership, deputies say
WSOC Charlotte
UNION COUNTY, N.C. – Dozens of new cars were found on jacks without wheels at the Metro Honda dealership in Union County, deputies said. More than 30 cars were found on jacks with broken out windows. Deputies said they broke the windows to get to …
Radios, wheels ripped off of cars at local car dealershipsFOX 46 Charlotte
Many cars at local Honda dealership vandalized, wheels stolenWCNC

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Union County’s roving black bear remains on the move Sunday afternoon – Charlotte Observer


Charlotte Observer
Union County's roving black bear remains on the move Sunday afternoon
Charlotte Observer
According to Union County communications, the sheriff's department took over when the bear was spotted at midday outside Waxhaw's city limits, at Weddington Road and Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road. “The bear decided to take a walk,” the dispatcher said.
Second Bear Caught on Camera in Union CountyTWC News
Officials: Black bear sightings reported around Union CountyWBTV
Black bear reported in Matthews days after video surfaced in WaxhawWSOC Charlotte

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