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Union, South Carolina (WSPA) – According to the 2020 Census, Union is a small upstate town with a population of about 27,000. There are beautiful and terrible stories in its history.
According to the British, Scottish and Irish settlers, the county was founded in 1785. Union County Museum Executive Director of Catherine Smith. Originally it was called Union Building.
“The reason for the name comes from the location of the Union Church, which was just located in the monarch, or was actually a community church,” Smith said. “Before building each church, it was used by multiple denominations.”
During the Revolutionary War, the county had several skirmishes, including the Battle of Musgrove Mill, Fish Dam, and the Battle of Blackstock.
In the south before the Civil War, the county had several plantations. Rose Hill Plantation It remains a historic site in South Carolina and is open to visitors.
After the Civil War, the county continued to rely primarily on agriculture and adopted peasants after the ban on slavery. The county also lynched at least 15 times between 1865 and 1877.
The textile industry was then established in the 1890s and 1900s and was a major economic driver of the county throughout the 1980s and was booming.
Union County is also known for the fierce patriotism of its inhabitants during the country’s largest war. According to Smith, in World War I, “Union County was the only county in the United States that went beyond volunteer quotas, not just to meet.”
Today, the city has local businesses, many of which are in the picturesque downtown.
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