Union County

Union County is located in Northeast Florida north of Gainesville bordering Baker, Bradford, Alachua, and Columbia Counties. 

Union County is the smallest county in the state of Florida, established from a portion of Bradford County in 1921. The county was to be named New River, the original name of Bradford County. The name origination of Union is unclear, although it has been suggested that it was derived from the fact that both parts of Bradford County were united in wanting the separation. 

Union County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
13,442
Population - 2010
15,535
Population - 2015 Est
15,918
Land Area (sq mi)
244
Water Area (sq mi)
6
Total Area (sq mi)
250
Average Rainfall
50
Temperature - Average High
82
Temperature - Average Low
56

Union County School District is nestled in rural southeast Florida and is geographically the smallest district in the state of Florida. Currently, there are 6 schools in Union County and student enrollment is above 2,000 students.

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The New River Public Library Cooperative is a cooperative of three libraries in Bradford County, Baker County, and Union County.

The Union County Public Library is Union County library in Lake Butler. It is part of the New River Public Library Cooperative which also serves Bradford and Baker counties.