North Union Township
7 South Evans Station Road, Lemont Furnace, PA  15456
Established March 11, 1851

Phone 724-438-6316  ~  Fax 724-438-4177
Township Building

HISTORY OF

NORTH UNION TOWNSHIP

FAYETTE COUNTY, PA

 

The partition of Old Union Township in the present divisions of North Union and South Union was effected by an act of the legislative of Pennsylvania, approved March 11, 1851.

The Township is bounded on the North by Franklin and Dunbar Townships; on the East by Dunbar and Wharton Townships, on the South and Southwest by the City of Uniontown and the Township of South Union, and on the West by the Township of Menallen.

 

The following is how several of the villages in North Union Township received their names: 

· Bethelboro was founded in 1877 by the Bethel Presbyterian Chapel Congregation.
· Coolspring was founded in 1816 by Thomas McKean. It was named for a spring of cool water at that place.
· Cycle Park is a residential suburb of Uniontown.  In 1895 it was used to stage bicycle races, thereby deriving its name. In 1910 it was developed by Areford Brothers for a residential section.
· Evans Manor was founded in 1898 by J. K. Ewing, who was a coal operator. It was named for Evans Station on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
· Hopwood is partly in North Union and partly in South Union Townships.  It was founded in 1791 by John Hopwood and named Woodstock.   In 1816 it was renamed Monroe, for President Monroe who stopped there overnight.  In 1882 the village was renamed Hopwood.

  TOWNSHIP FACTS 

Year Organized…………….………. 1851
Area in square miles………
........………. 38.7 Miles
2010 Census Population…...…....…. 12,728
Total Township Roads……………
..........…76.34 Miles