|Union County North Carolina Cities/Towns - Fairview, Indian Trail, Jackson, Marshville, Marvin, Monroe (County Seat), New Salem, Stallings, Waxhaw, Weddington, Wingate
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Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its 2016 population was estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau to be 226,606. Its county seat is Monroe.
The county was formed in 1842. Its name was a compromise between Whigs, who wanted to name the new county for Henry Clay, and Democrats, who wanted to name it for Andrew Jackson. Its county seat is Monroe. It is often referred to by the nickname "Sweet Union".