Union County, North Carolina Genealogy
|Union County, North Carolina|
Location in the state of North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Union County was established in 1842 from parts of Mecklenburg and Anson counties, and named "Union" as a compromise to settle a dispute between local Whigs and Democrats over whether the new county should be named "Clay" or "Jackson." Both of those names were subsequently used for new counties in the extreme southwestern part of the state.
Mecklenburg County and the large city of Charlotte are to the northwest. Charlotte's suburban areas include areas of Union County.
Anson County was one of the largest counties in NC at one time, and its territory covered the southwest quadrant of the state.
Monroe is the county seat for Union County. Other cities and towns are: Fairview, Hemby Bridge, Indian Trail, Lake Park, Marshville, Marvin, Mineral Springs, Stallings, Unionville, Waxhaw, Weddington, Wesley Chapel, and Wingate .
Townships are Goose Creek, Jackson, Marshville, Monroe, New Salem, Vance, Buford, Lanes Creek, Sandy Ridge.
Some of the early records are missing
- Chesterfield County, South Carolina
- Lancaster County, South Carolina
Societies and Libraries
- NCGenWeb Union County
- USGenWeb Project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- USGenWeb, Union County Archives
- Family History Library Catalog
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).