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Union County is a county located in the state of Florida, the smallest in the state. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 15,535. Union County was created on May 20, 1921 from Bradford County. The county seat is Lake Butler. This county is named for the area's residents united desire to split into a separate county.
This county is named for the area's residents united desire to split into a separate county.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Union County was created in 1921 from part of Bradford County. The county is named to honor the concept of unity. Union County is the location of Union Correctional Institution and the Reception Medical Center (RMC). Union CI is a maximum-security prison and is home to part of Florida's Death Row. The death chamber is located at nearby Florida State Prison (FSP).
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 250 square miles (647 km2), of which 240 square miles (622 km2) are land and 9 square miles (24 km2, 3.77%) are water. In area, it is the smallest county in Florida.
Union county is located close to the center of Florida. The county is
the smallest of Florida's 67 counties. Union county is bounded by Baker
County on the north and by the natural boundaries of Olustee Creek, the
Santa Fe River and the New River.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Union County School District serves the county.