Union County Development Board
207 South Herndon Street
Union, SC 29379
Fax: 864.319.1099 Contact Via Email
Union County Overview
Union County was named for the old Union Church, constructed in 1765 near the present-day town of Union. The early settlers in the area were mainly Scotch-Irish from Virginia and Pennsylvania who began immigrating to the South Carolina upcountry in the 1750s. Union County was also the scene of several significant battles during the Revolutionary War, including the battles of Musgrove's Mill (August 18, 1780), and the Battle of Blackstock (November 20, 1780).
Because of its character, the people of Union exhibit a strong quality and friendliness that is hard to find anywhere else. Over 30,000 residents live throughout the county and its four major communities - the City of Union and the towns of Lockhart, Jonesville, and Carlisle.