Union County is named for the union of the United States of America that was threatened by the American Civil War.
Created: January 15, 1851
Afton 1851 – 1890
Creston 1890 – present
County Courthouse – Creston
Location: 300 North Pine Street / West Mills Street
Built: 1951 – 1952
Architect: Thomas W. Williamson and Victor Loebsack and Associates
Contractor: O D Mulligan Construction Company
Description: The building faces east and is a three story concrete and glass structure. The east center section projects from the main building and is faced with dark red colored stone. Two concrete pillars divide the recessed windows and doorway. The roof line is flat
Note: The first courthouse was built in Afton in 1857 at a cost of $1,800. The second courthouse was built in 1872 at a cost of $20,000. In 1`890, the third courthouse was built in Creston at a cost of $22,000. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $300,000.
E – Clarke County
S – Ringold County
W – Adams County
Photos taken 2008