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Union
Union County, Oregon

ZipCodes
97883




Page Contents for Union, Oregon

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government



Statistics & Facts

The Oregon state capital is Salem.
The population of Union is approximately 1,847 (1990), 2121 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 802 (1990), 859 (2010).
The amount of land area in Union is 6.452 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Union to Washington DC is 2202 miles.
The distance to the Oregon state capital is 263 miles. (as the crow flies)
Union is positioned 45.20 degrees north of the equator and 117.86 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

in northeastern Oregon just southeast of La Grande.
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History & History Related Items

Union, Oregon, named for patriotic reasons during the Civil War, is the second largest community in Union County, has apopulation of around 2,000. Established in 1878, Union was once the county seat. It is now the home of the Union Countymuseum, which houses the recently acquired Cowboys Then and Now collection, as well as a fascinating trip through thehistory of this region. Union is known for its many Victorian homes that line the streets and present a veritable history of architecture in the Pacific Northwest.

Just beyond Union is the Catherine Creek recreation area. Fishing in the crystal clear waters is good, and camping facilities areavailable at Catherine Creek State Park. The Eagle Cap Wilderness area is nearby, and the day-hiker or backpacker mayview eagle, elk, bear, cougar, deer or bobcat on the upper trails.

A little spot near Union called Telocaset is the exact geographic center, north to south and east to west, of the 50 UnitedStates.
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The settling of Union

1862

The founding of Union

1878


Attractions

The Union County Museum, located in the town of Union, features exhibits ranging from the geological formation of theGrande Ronde Valley to collections of early 20th century tools. Period rooms show what life was like in the valley from themid 1800's into the early 1930's. Every visitor to the county ought to take in this top-notch museum. Itís small, but itísabsolutely fascinating.
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Union City Government

Union has a city administrator and a mayor/city council form of government. The city has its own library, some excellentrestaurants, several churches, a fire department, ambulance service, police department, and its own school system. The city offices may be reached by writing to: City Hall
342 South Main Street
Union, OR 97883
Phone: (541) 562-5197
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