Union County administrative offices are located at 65 Courthouse Street, Blairsville, GA 30512; phone: 706-439-6000.
The county was created from Cherokee Indian lands during the 1832 Georgia Land Lottery. It was likely named for the Union Party, a political organization that supported the removing of Native Americans in order to open up an area to white settlers. [Blairsville Chamber of Commerce, 2015 Community Guide and Business Directory, www.blairsvillechamber.com, accessed June, 2015]
More than half of Union County is part of the Chattahoochee National Forest.