Union County, FL
The area that is now Union County, Florida was originally part of St. Johns County when Florida first became a territory of the United States in 1821. On October 1, 1921 Union County officially became the 61st county of the State of Florida comprising 246 square miles. The name "Union" was chosen as the name of the county to express its unity after years of strife and division.
Union County's current population estimate is 15,535. The local economy of Union County, Florida relies on agriculture, timber, trucking and the Department of Corrections. The Union County School system includes one high school, one middle school, one elementary school, an alternative school, and adult education classes. The rural community is considered a great place to raise a family with a top-notch school system, state-of-the art emergency management, local hospital and health clinic, user-friendly public library, beautiful courthouse facility and much more.