Union has maintained its rural charm and friendly atmosphere. With a population of just over 2100 this town has clean air and fabulous water and is a highly desirable place to live, play, retire and visit. Open space, appealing Victorian style homes, buildings and tree-lined streets preserves its historic authenticity.
Union has many great amenities including Buffalo Peak Golf Course, Eastern Oregon Live Stockshow, Union County Museum, Union Historic Cemetery, Union Historic Hotel, Historic Carnegie Library, too many to list.
Union offers a unique character and quality of life. Strategically placed between La Grande and North Powder on Highway 203 and 237, Union has much to offer. With the Federal Highway (Interstate 84) 11 miles northwest of Union, access to and from the community is efficient and diverse. Union has infrastructure to allow growth without disturbing the beauty of the landscape.
In 1862, Conrad Miller planted apple and pear trees and began one of the first nurseries in the Grande Ronde Valley. Other settlers soon followed and a town was established in 1878. Victorian homes and charming brick buildings lined Main Street through what is now known as the town’s National Historic District. Traditionally a lumber and agriculture town, Union has broadened its interests to include serving visitors. A few more of Union’s amenities are; a health clinic, gift shops, pharmacy, Post Office, City Park with gazebo, proximity to camping, hiking and hunting, Historic Hotel, Catherine Creek, community/school athletic facility with several fields geared to tournament size activities, and an amazing school district.
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City of Union
Local Option Tax Levy for Library
On November 7, 2017 the City of Union Local Option Tax Levy for Library passed. The measure authorizes the City of Union to levy a property tax in the estimated total amount of $118,436.00 each fiscal year for five years beginning with fiscal year 2018-2019. All levy taxes will be used exclusively for funding library operations.