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Andrew Jackson Monument

Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767, in the Waxhaw region between North Carolina and South Carolina. A lawyer and a landowner, Jackson became a national war hero after defeating the British in New Orleans during the War of 1812. Jackson was elected the seventh president of the United States in 1828. Known as the "people's president," Jackson destroyed the National Bank, founded the Democratic Party and is known for his support of individual liberty. He died on June 8, 1845. Union County Parks and Recreation maintains a monument where it is believed that Andrew Jackson was born.

Directions to the Andrew Jackson Monument

Turn from Main Street onto Rehobeth Road. Stay on Rehobeth Road until you cross the North Carolina/South Carolina state line. Continue for 0.5 mile to the first crossroads. Turn left and continue to the end of the road.

Farmer's Market

The Union County Farmer’s Market is located at 805 Skyway Drive in Monroe.The Farmer's Market reopens June 7

Market Hours: 8:00a.m.-2:00p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

There are over 20 vendors with products ranging from fresh seasonal produce to cheese, pottery and skin products, among others.

If you have questions or would like more information, you can contact the Farmer’s Market Coordinator Nancie Mandeville at 704-564-2883, the Local Foods Agent Dustin Adcock at 704-283-3830, or email unioncountyfarmersmarket@unioncountync.gov.

Find a Park of Event

To find a park in Union County or nearby please use these links:

  • NRPA National Recreation and Park Association
  • NCRPA North Carolina Recreation and Park Association
  • RRS Recreation Resource Service

Educational Opportunities

A great way for community members to learn and reconnect with nature is through a group field trip, an option which is available for any group, young or old. There are various activities in nature to choose from that are free with paid vehicle admission in the park area.

To better meet the needs of our community, County staff has created a versatile program that can be designed to meet the needs of most groups. Choose the activities that work best for you! For more information or to set up a group nature program, contact Lindsey Fowler at lindseyfowler@unioncountync.gov or complete a request form and email it to her.

Other Ways to Enjoy Union County

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension is a great resource to learn about other ways to get involved and enjoy what Union County has to offer.


The Union County Public Library also provides a calendar of local events.