Strolling the streets of Union, WV, is like stepping back in time. The court house is on Main Street. Stores and cafes are built in restored, historical buildings. Old churches stand on the corners and dot the horizon. If you’re “lucky,” you might even wander into a reenactment of the civil war.
In addition to its old world charm, Union offers convenient access to West Virginia’s forest trails and mountain tops. Union is also an excellent choice for those who prefer the pragmatic – like nearby schools and an office of Monroe Health Centers.
Union WV Real Estate
Houses for sale in Union, WV, range from modest, affordable homes with an acre or two of land to vast, 100-acre farms ready for planting or grazing livestock. Union also has a host of historical homes. A number of the historic homes are built like old log cabins, while others are much larger and reflect the wealth the mineral springs brought to Monroe County, WV, during that period.
Local Attractions in Union
In a town full of rich history, one of the most impactful sites is the memorial to Confederate Soldiers of Monroe County. In August of 1901, more than 10,000 people poured into the tiny town of Union, WV, to attend this memorial’s dedication. To visit, you may park at the Union Presbyterian Church on Main Street and walk around behind the church to view the monument.
Union is also within 15 miles of Moncove Lake State Park, the Old Rehoboth Church and the Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory on Peter’s Mountain.
If you’re looking for places to eat, you’ll find many Union, WV, restaurants in restored historic homes and shops. Local favorites include the Kalico Kitchen, Korner Kafe, Queens Pizza and The Hall Tavern in Union, WV.
Community Events in Union
For more than 60 years, the people of Union, WV, have celebrated their agricultural heritage with Monroe County’s own unique holiday: Farmer’s Day. In June, residents gather for a weekend of parades, music, street dancing, food and fireworks. While the activities can vary from year to year, some of the highlights of the festival include the Farmers’ Day Horse Show, the Union Star singing competition and a photography show designed to highlight the beauty of Monroe County and the talents of its residents.
In addition to honoring its agricultural history on Farmers’ Day, Union celebrates Monroe County Heritage Days to showcase all of the county’s rich history, heritage and culture. A historic homes tour is typically a part of the schedule of activities, along with a “living history” exhibit. Event organizers select a new theme each year.
Visit the Union Chamber of Commerce for more information on local events in Union, WV.
Schools in Union, WV
Families with students in elementary and middle school will appreciate the convenience of the combined Mountain View Elementary and Middle School in Union. James Monroe High School is located about 20 miles away in Lindside, WV.
Getting to Union, WV
Flying to Union, WV
The Greenbrier Valley Airport in Lewisburg, WV, is the closest airport to Union, WV. The Lewisburg airport provides direct air service to and from Washington Dulles and Chicago O-Hare airports via United Express. Greenbrier Valley Airport is approximately 40 minutes north of Union (25 miles).