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Union

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Union
State:
Connecticut
County:
Tolland County
Probate District:
26
Year Established:
1734
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Hall
1043 Buckley Highway
Union, CT 06076
Town Clerk's Office
(860) 684-3770
Tue: 9-12
Wed: 9-12 & 1-3
Thur: 9-12

Web Address:
www.unionconnecticut.org/

History Brief:
The General Court of Massachusetts granted Captain Thomas Clarke of Boston land here in 1657. The Captain and his heirs mined black lead and graphite deposits here. This area was known as Union Right and Union Land. The western section was called the Land of Content. This section was sold in 1719 and 1720 for the support of Yale College. On 10 October 1734, this area became the town of Union. Town vital records begin 1734. Barbour collection records cover 1734-1850.

   
Other City Names (3)
Name:The Land of Content

Name:Union Land

Name:Union Right
 
Settled From (0)
No Data Available.
 
Population (7)
Year:1910
Population:322

Year:1920
Population:257

Year:1930
Population:196

Year:1940
Population:234

Year:1950
Population:261

Year:1990
Population:612

Year:2000
Population:694
 
Founding Families (1)
Surname:McNall
 
Cemeteries (5)
Name:Armour Cemetery
Location:Cleveland farm

Name:East Cemetery
Location:East part of Union

Name:Lamius Daniel Cemetery
Location:Across from Red School House

Name:Old Union Center Cemetery
Location:North of Union Center Cemetery

Name:Union Center Cemetery
Location:Union Center
 
Churches (1)
Name:Congregational Church of Union (860) 684-3782
Location:976 Buckley Highway, Union, CT 06076
Website:www.unioncc.com/
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (5)
Name:Bigelow

Name:Center

Name:Kinney Hollow

Name:Mashapaug

Name:Rock Meadow
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (2)
Name:Alonzo Horton (1813-1909) Founder of Hortonville, WI
Type:Historic

Name:Ebenezer Stoddard (1785-1847) US Representive
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:The Reminder - Weekly (860) 875-3366
Type:Contemporary
Location:130 Old Town Road, P.O. Box 27, Vernon, CT 06066
Website:www.remindernewspapers.com
 
Schools (1)
Name:Union Elementary School K-8 (860) 684-3146
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:18 Kinney Hollow Road, Union, CT 06076
Website:www.unionconnecticut.org/school/index.php
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Union Free Public Library
Type:Current
Location:979 Buckley Highway, Union, CT 06076
Website:www.unionconnecticut.org/library.php
 
Published Histories (2)
Name:History of Union, Connecticut
Author:Harvey Merrill Lawson
Date Published:1893
Publisher:Price, Lee and Adkins Co.,

Name:Union in 1803
Author:Solomon Wales
Date Published:1954
Publisher:Acorn Club of Connecticut
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Union Historical Society
1 Town Hall Road
Union, CT 06076
dbupson@cox.net

Name:Jeannine M. Upson
Contact Data:1099 Buckley Highway
Union, CT 06076
jmupson@cox.net
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:Nov. 1718 - Present
Marriage:May 1736 - Present
Death:Jan. 1731 - Present
 





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