About the Town of Union

The 2020 Census population information has been released. Union now has 2,383 residents, which is up 124 people (5%) since the last census in 2010.


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Union, Maine
Union Common in 1915
Union Common in 1915
Location in Knox County and the state of Maine.
Location in Knox County and the state of Maine.
Coordinates: 44°12′47″N 69°16′3″W
Country United States
State Maine
County Knox
Incorporated 1786
Villages Union
East Union
North Union
South Union
 • Total 34.49 sq mi (89.33 km2)
 • Land 32.15 sq mi (83.27 km2)
 • Water 2.34 sq mi (6.06 km2)
43 ft (13 m)
 • Total 2,259
 • Total 
2,383 - U.S. Census
 • Density 70.3/sq mi (27.1/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-78115
GNIS feature ID 0582772
Website www.union.govoffice2.com

Union is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. The population was 2,259 at the 2010 census. It is home to the Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage and annual Union Fair.


Union was part of a tract of land called the Muscongus Patent, a grant made March 2, 1629 by the Plymouth Council to John Beauchamp and Thomas Leverett. About 1720, it was purchased by General Samuel Waldo of Boston and thereafter called the Waldo Patent. The first white settlers by the names of Anderson, Malcolm, and Crawford, arrived in 1772.[4] The town was settled on July 19, 1774 and named Taylor Town after the original purchaser and settler, Dr. John Taylor from Lunenburg, Massachusetts. Dr. John Taylor purchased Union for £1,000. On May 3, 1786, it was organized as the Plantation of Sterlingtown, and on October 20, 1786 the town was incorporated and named Union. Washington was formed from a portion of Union in 1811.[5]