Union County was created in 1856 and the county seat is named Maynardville. The Norris Dam project had a dramatic impact on the county by providing jobs but it also displaced many people who owned land in the floodplains. For a large portion of its history, farming and agriculture were the main occupations of many of the residents. However, in recent years many residents of the county are commuting to jobs in the Knoxville metropolitan area. For more information regarding Union County, please go to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture website.
|Farm Name||County||Date Founded||Special Recognition|
|Big Valley Farm||Union||1874||National Register|
|McCarty Jones Farm||Union||1877|
|Mynatt Farm||Union||1779||Pioneer Century Farm|