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Welcome to Union ...

The city of Union is located in Union County<1> and is the County Seat for Union County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Union has a population of 7,633 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Union.

Union is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Union lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Union lies within the (864) area code.

The ZIP code for Union: 29379<4>

Websites for Union ...

Official Website: www.cityofunion.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Union had an population of 7,633 people. This is a decrease of 9.06% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Union had a population of 8,393 people (or 28.98% of the total population of Union County). This makes Union the county's most populous community.

The population of Union represents 0.18% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 43rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,393 people, the population of Union decreased 4.55% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,793 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Union.

Communities Also Named Union ...

While we believe that this Union is located in Union County, we know of another 3 South Carolina communities named Union. Those communities are located in the following counties: Fairfield, Lancaster and Newberry County.

Beyond South Carolina, there are 121 communities that are also named Union - they are located in Alabama (10), Arizona, Arkansas (5), California (3), Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (10), Illinois (5), Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (5), Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (6), Missouri (3), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey (3), New Mexico, New York (3), North Carolina (5), North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Oklahoma (3), Ontario (4), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Tennessee (6), Texas (9), Utah, Virginia (2), Washington (2), West Virginia (3) and Wisconsin (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Union.

Communities near Union ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Union.

  • Pacolet [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pacolet
    • Pacolet [Spartanburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Union
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,604 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacolet
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pacolet<6>
  • Whitmire [Newberry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitmire
    • Whitmire [Newberry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Union
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,449 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitmire
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitmire<6>
  • Jonesville [Union County]
  • Pacolet Mills [Spartanburg County]
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    • Lockhart [Union County]
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      • Lockhart [Union County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Union
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 449 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockhart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockhart<6>
    • Carlisle [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle
      • Carlisle [Union County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Union
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<6>
    • Central Pacolet [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Pacolet
      • Central Pacolet [Spartanburg County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Union
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 247 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Pacolet have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Pacolet
    • Bonham [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonham
      • Bonham [Union County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Union
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonham have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonham
    • Bishop Town [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop Town
      • Bishop Town [Union County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Union
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishop Town have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bailey Town [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey Town
      • Bailey Town [Union County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Union
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bailey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Union. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Union.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Union. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Union.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Union. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Union.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Union ...

Looking for more information about Union? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Union, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Union.

Adding Union to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Union in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Union was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Union on our Genealogy Page.

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About Union County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Union: www.cityofunion.net/

The official website for Union County: www.countyofunion.com/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Union, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Union.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Union - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Union). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Union or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Union) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Union. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from UnionOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7153, Longitude: -81.6238    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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