Union was the last town to be settled east of the Connecticut River in 1734. The town has approximately 846 residents and is largely known for its active wildlife and state forests/parks.

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Union was one of the last towns settled east of the Connecticut River. The town is known for its active wildlife, including bears, moose and bald eagles. Bigelow Hollow State Park offers hiking, walking, snowmobiling, and back country camping. It is also home to a very popular farm and state forest. Take a visit in this nature filled town in northern Connecticut. 

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Facts about Union

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1734.

Named from:

  • Union of East Stafford and State Lands.

County: 

  • Tolland.

Notable Citizens (past and present):

  • Alonzo Horton, considered the second founder of the city of San Diego, California, and the founder of Hortonville, Wisconsink, was born in Union.
  • Moses G. Leonard, a United States Representative from New York, grew up in Union but was born in nearby Stafford. 
  • Ebenezer Stoddard, a United States Representative from Connecticut and Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, was born in Union. 

Top Attractions: 

  • Bigelow Hollow State Park.
  • Rock Meadow Farm.
  • Nipmuck State Forest.
  • Hatchet Hill Farm Sugar House.

Quality of town:

  • Union was one of the last towns settled east of the Connecticut River. The town is known for its active wildlife, including bears, moose and bald eagles. Bigelow Hollow State Park offers hiking, walking, snowmobiling, and back country camping. It is also home to a very popular farm and state forest. Take a visit in this nature filled town in northern Connecticut. 

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