UNION County, Georgia
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Union County was carved from Cherokee County territory during the Georgia Land Lottery of 1832. Originally inhabited by Native Americans, the area became more desirable to white settlers with the discovery of gold in the 1820’s.

The Union Party, a political group that supported removing the Indians and opening the area to white settlers, is the probable inspiration for the county’s name. Since it was founded almost 30 years before the Civil War, Union County obviously wasn’t named in sympathy for the North as is sometimes mistaken.

Interestingly, though, prior to the Civil War, the county’s residents were largely pro-Union and the county delegates to the state convention of 1861 voted against secession. When the state seceded, however, the majority of Union County residents supported the Confederacy, though some fought and died for the Union

The county seat is Blairsville, Georgia.

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List of Schools
Vietnam War Casualties
Vayles -Transcribed by Kristen Bisanz
Union County;   Suches, Spilo, Sarah, and Ruby
World War 2 Honor Roll
History: Ponder, Quebec, - Transcribed by Kristen Bisanz
Bio: QUILLIAN - Transcribed by Kristen Bisanz
List of Cemeteries, News and Obits, Biographies-1840 Pensioners-
History overview of county; 1919-1925 Death Index; Early Marriages
1883 Pensioners
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Neighboring Counties

Cherokee County, North Carolina - north

Clay County, North Carolina - northeast

Towns County, Georgia - east

White County, Georgia - southeast

Lumpkin County, Georgia - south

Fannin County, Georgia - west

Towns/Cities in Union County


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