Union County

Union County Map

This map is intended for general geographical understanding. It does not provide the specific locations of the farms in order to protect the owners’ privacy. Map Courtesy of Carole Swann, Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

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 NameCountyDate FoundedSpecial Recognition
Big Valley Farm Union 1874
Branum Farm Union 1875
Cox Farm Union 1864
Graves Farm Union 1882
McCarty Jones Farm Union 1877
Mynatt Farm Union 1779 Pioneer Century Farm
Perkey Farm Union 1882
Tolliver Farm Union 1908
Wolfenbarger Farm Union 1903