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Union City
Branch County, Michigan


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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions

Community events.

Statistics & Facts

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Union City is approximately 1599 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 714 (1990), 631 (2010).
The amount of land area in Union City is 3.372 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.022 sq kilometers.
The distance from Union City to Washington DC is 496 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 54 miles. (as the crow flies)
Union City is positioned 42.06 degrees north of the equator and 85.14 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The city tree is the Sugar Maple.


Surrounded by miles of scenic farmland, we are situated conveniently between Battle Creek and Coldwater, Michigan.
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History & History Related Items

The City was named "Union City" due to the fact that it is at the Union of the "St. Joseph" and "Coldwater" Rivers. This was a very popular riverboat town in the 1800's and had several large hotels at the time.
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This Community has many beautiful Victorian Homes built in the late 1880's. These grace our tree lined streets throughout our small, friendly village. One grand, brick home is known as the "Victorian Villa" and is a very popular Bed and Breakfast. Our historic brick 1880's downtown features many "Mom and Pop" stores such as:
1) "Hensley's Dimestore" an old-time Dime Store, one of the few left in Michigan. If you can't find it, you haven't looked here!
2) "Merchant's Hardware" owned and operated by the same family for over 40 years. Better than the Home Depot, their employees can give you helpful advice on any project!
3) "The Hammond House Museum" a restored 1860's-1870's home with period furniture and clothing. Guided tours are given throughout the Summer season by the City's Historical Society.
4) The "First Congregational Church" an outstanding brick Church built in the 1850's. This "cathedral style" ornate Church has beautiful stained glass windows and a bell tower which is rung every Sunday. Situated in a large park-like setting, the church yard is home to several war memorials dedicated to our brave veterans.
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Union City Community Events

Last Monday in May each year
Memorial Day Parade
Place: Downtown Union City
Sponsored by: the Chamber of Commerce
The annual Union City Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 29th in 2000. This ever popular event usually features our High School Marching Bands, the local Fire Department, Tractor Parade, Children's Bicycle Parade, a visit from a local author, 4-H Groups, Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops, and many area businesses. The main street is lined with American Flags for almost a mile on either side. Area Businesses decorate their store fronts for this day as well. The parade will end at the Riverside Cemetery, commemorating the veterans of past wars.

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