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Union
Tolland County, Connecticut

ZipCodes
06076




Page Contents for Union, Connecticut

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Economy

Government



Statistics & Facts

The Connecticut state capital is Hartford.
The population of Union is approximately 683 1999.
The amount of land area in Union is 29.8 sq. miles.
Union is positioned 41.98 degrees north of the equator and 72.27 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The Union median home price is $ 142,006.

Location

in the northeast corner of the state
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Weather


seasonal
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History & History Related Items

Union was the last town to be settled east of the Connecticut River because of its rough terrain and poor soil. In 1633, John Oldham, an adventurer from Massachusetts, obtained, from the Indians here, specimens of black lead or graphite. During the Revolutionary War, the valuable resource was tapped by Governor Trumbull for use at cannon foundries.

Union, containing 12,500 acres, was sold by the General Assembly on July 2, 1720 to twelve proprietors for 307 pounds. The earliest actual settler, James McNall, came to Union in 1727.

Lumbering was a leading industry during he 19th century. Shoes and axe handles were also made here. The only surviving industries are agriculture and forestry. Union is now mainly a residential community.
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The incorporation of Union

1734


Attractions

Union, incorporated in 1734,is Connecticut's smallest town.

Bigelow Hollow State Park,. Mashapaug Lake.
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Economy & Industry


Industries include agriculture and forestry.
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Union City Government

The form of government is selectmen, town meeting, board of finance.

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