Union Grove

Union Grove is located in Marshall County in the northeastern part of the state. It has a mayor/council form of government.

History

The town was originally known as Parches Cove but became known as Union Grove after federal troops camped there during the Civil War. The town incorporated in 1962.

Demographics

According to 2020 Census estimates, Union Grove recorded a population of 68. Of that number, 89.7 percent of respondents identified themselves as white, 5.9 percent as two or more races, 2.9 percent as Hispanic, and 1.5 percent as African American. The town’s per capita income was $37,272.

Employment

According to 2020 Census estimates, the workforce in Union Grove was divided among the following industrial categories:

  • Public administration (25.9 percent)
  • Construction (22.2 percent)
  • Educational services and health care and social assistance (14.8 percent)
  • Transportation and warehousing, and utilities (14.8 percent)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services (7.4 percent)
  • Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services (7.4 percent)
  • Retail trade (3.7 percent)
  • Manufacturing (3.7 percent)

Education

There are no public schools in Union Grove. Students attend Marshall County schools. Snead State Community College maintains a campus in nearby Arab.

Transportation

County Road 240 runs northwest-southeast through the town.

Events and Places of Interest

The nearby Tennessee River offers boating and fishing opportunities. The TVA Cave Mountain Small Wilderness Area offers hiking, birdwatching, and nature exploration.

Further Reading

  • The Heritage of Marshall County, Alabama. Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 2000.

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