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Union County, North Carolina History

When was Union County, NC Created?
Union County was created on 1842 from Anson County and Mecklenburg County. This county was named for a compromise after a dispute between local Whigs and Democrats as to whether it should be named Clay or Jackson county .

What is the County Seat of Union County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Monroe also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Union County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Cabarrus County (north), Stanly County (northeast), Anson County (east), Chesterfield County, South Carolina (southeast), Lancaster County, South Carolina (southwest), Mecklenburg County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Union County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Hemby Bridge, Indian Trail, JAARS, Lake Park, Marshville, Marvin, Mineral Springs, Monroe (County Seat & Largest City), Stallings, Unionville, Waxhaw, Weddington, Wesley Chapel, Wingate.

Union County, NC Vital Records

Where can find Union County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Union County vital records can be found at the North Carolina Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1913 and death records after 1930, copies of marriage since Jan 1962 and a Divorce records since 1958. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in North Carolina for current fees and application process.

Birth, death and marriage certificates also may be obtained at the Union County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the  Union County clerk of court.

You can search online for Union County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for North Carolina Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Application to mail.

The North Carolina State Archives has the following vital records: Death Certificates, 1913-1975 (Statewide Index: 1913-1979); microfilmed Indexes to Births and Deaths (except Wake, Durham); Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 (not required by law); Cohabitation Records, 1866-1867; microfilmed Marriage Registers and Indexes; microfilmed Marriage Licenses for many of the counties See Also North Carolina Vital Records Research Guide

Union County, NC Census Records

What Union County, NC census records are available?
County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules which can guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Union Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Union Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Union Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also North Carolina Census Records Research Guide

Union County, NC Courthouse and Government Records

Union County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Union County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Union County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also North Carolina Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Union County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Union County, NC?
A list of Union County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Union County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Union County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Union County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Union Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

Union Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Union Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Union Co. NC General and History Websites

Union Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Union Co. NC Military Records

Union Co. NC Schools & Directories

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