Boone County has certainly made local headlines. Know why? The population of this great county has seen a population growth of 38.2%, as noted by the Census numbers released in March 2010. Guess which city within Boone County has seen an explosive 86% increase in population as noted in the 2010 Census? Union, KY! To put the growth into perspective, back in 1970 this city had a population of only 233 people. The 2000 Census revealed a population growth to 2,893. The most recent Census in 2010 uncovered a whooping growth to 5,379 residents, making the true % in the last 10 years 85.9%!
Some reports have Union as a settlement as early as the late 1700's, however much of this land was owned by the Fowler family and sometime near 1817, Benjamin Fowler built his home here which covered most of the northern part of this area. Documentation states that Union was incorporated as a city in 1838, but no one actually knows for sure why the city was named Union. Speculation is that since it lied between Florence and Big Bone Salt Lick, it became a "union" between the two areas and hence, the "Union" name idea. We do know that salt was manufactured at that time in Big Bone and was brought into Union for the distribution to other areas. Another interesting note was that there was a blacksmith shop, a creamery, a drugstore and a general store at that time.
So here we are today, no longer a thriving salt distribution center, but a thriving city, never-the-less with great schools, a beautiful library, a community theatre, an active city building, a city website with lots of information, and so much more in the way of shops, businesses and developements. As the 2010 census shows, this city is a hopping place!
Check out all the great homes currently available in the Union area and experience for yourself why this is a great community to call home. Happy home hunting!
NORTHERN KENTUCKY Real Estate Sales - Cathy Miles Realtor®
CINCINNATI, OHIO Real Estate Sales - Cathy Miles Realtor®
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