Place:Union, South Carolina, United States

NameUnion
Alt namesUnion Districtsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS45031557
TypeCounty
Coordinates34.7°N 81.633°W
Located inSouth Carolina, United States     (1785 - )
Also located inNinety-Six, South Carolina, United States     (1785 - 1791)
Pinckney, South Carolina, United States     (1791 - 1800)
See alsoCherokee, South Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)

Union is a county in the U.S. state of South Carolina.

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History

Union County was named for the old Union Church, which served both the Presbyterian and Episcopal congregations in the area. The church was erected in 1765 near the present day town of Union, the county seat. Learn more about the history of Union County from the South Carolina State Library or from Carolana.com.

  • 1749 - area first settled mostly by English/Welsh and Scots-Irish from Pennsylvania and Virginia
  • 1785 - Thirty-three counties were created within existing South Carolina Districts. Union County was one of 6 counties created within Ninety-Six District.
  • 1791 - Union county became part of Pinckney District.
  • 1800 - Union county was re-christened Union district and overarching Pinckney District was abolished.
  • 1868 - Union and all other districts became counties.
  • 1897 - upper part of Union county became Cherokee county.

Research Tips

  • Outstanding guide to Union County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1777 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1778 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1785 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1800 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1911 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1915 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 7,693
1800 10,237
1810 10,995
1820 14,126
1830 17,906
1840 18,936
1850 19,852
1860 19,635
1870 19,248
1880 24,080
1890 25,363
1900 25,501
1910 29,911
1920 30,372
1930 30,920
1940 31,360
1950 31,334
1960 30,015
1970 29,230
1980 30,751
1990 30,337

Wikipedia

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Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,961. Its county seat is Union. It is included in the Union, South Carolina, Micropolitan Statistical Area, as well as the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson combined statistical area, commonly referred to as Upstate South Carolina.

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Additional Source

source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog