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Union County Overview

Created in 1785, Union County, South Carolina had a population of 28,961 as of the 2010 census. Union is both the county seat and the largest community. The Great Depression brought difficulties to the mill village, as pay decreased for workers. Meanwhile, in the county’s rural areas, farmers suffered much less than those living in the city since they grew most of what they consumed. In the 1930s, the federal government bought large portions of poor quality land in southern Union County and established the Sumter National Forest. This land had been planted in cotton for many years and was overworked. Government programs like the CCC, PWA, and WPA put many Union County residents back to work, and government money helped improve the county’s water and sewage plants and public roads. Many Union natives enlisted in the Second World War while developments continued in both urban and rural areas of the county. Cotton production and agricultural acreage was steadily declining and by 1944 Union County was 53 percent “forest land.” The automobile had changed the lifestyle of mill workers because now they could drive to work and were no longer required to live in the proximity of the mill villages. The post-war years saw the introduction of new industries to the county, such as Torrington and Sonoco. Despite this, the county’s economy remained 94 percent textile-related in 1970. In 1955, the U.S. 176 bypass (Duncan Bypass) was constructed, along with other road improvements that followed in later years. The Bypass became the center for much of Union’s new business, including shopping centers and restaurants. In 1984, work on a four-lane connector to Spartanburg began which would become the Furman Fendley Highway (U.S. 176). Beginning in the 1980s, many of Union County’s textile industries began closing and moving to other countries. The final departure of the textile industry was complete by the 1990s and this left a hole in the county’s economy and cultural identity. In recent years, new specialty industries have taken the place of agriculture and textiles; two things that characterized the early history of Union County. The county has a total area of 516 square miles, almost all of which is land. Adjacent counties are: Spartanburg to the northwest, Laurens to the southwest, Newberry to the south, Fairfield to the southeast, Chester to the east, York to the northeast, and Cherokee to the north. The most populous zip code is 29378, and it is one of nine, total utilized by the county. The county is also home to a portion of the nationally protected Sumter National Forest.

Union County Clerk Information

Melanie Lawson, Clerk of Court
322 East Main Street
PO Box 703
Union, SC 29379
(864) 429-1630

Union County Records

John Black, Assessor
203 North Herndon Street
Union, SC 29379
(864) 429-1650

Assessments and values, tax exempt property, tax credits and exemptions:

Land records, deeds, fee schedules, plats and surveys, maps, passports, tax liens, easements and condemnations:

Lorene Bevis, Tax Collector
Union County Court House
210 W. Main Street
Union, SC 29379
(864)429-1617
lbevis@countyofunion.com

Past due tax information:

Dianne S. Wilkins, Treasurer
Union County Court House
210 West Main Street
Post Office Box 163
Union, SC 29379
(864) 429-1606
dwilkins@countyofunion.com

Pay property taxes:

Motor vehicle information: Not available

Online forms and fee schedules:

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Union, SC Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200922,730
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20094,100
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200939
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200913
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009160
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,803
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009230
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009310
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200936
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20091,174
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200949
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20099
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20092,277
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009217
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009338
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20096
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009669
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009301
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009100
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200958
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20096
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200913
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200918
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200910,667

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