East Union, Minnesota

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East Union
East Union is located in Minnesota
East Union
East Union
Location of the community of East Union
within Carver County
East Union is located in the United States
East Union
East Union
East Union (the United States)
Coordinates: 44°43′05″N 93°40′54″W / 44.71806°N 93.68167°W / 44.71806; -93.68167Coordinates: 44°43′05″N 93°40′54″W / 44.71806°N 93.68167°W / 44.71806; -93.68167
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyCarver
TownshipDahlgren Township and San Francisco Township
Elevation
856 ft (261 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)952
GNIS feature ID643115[1]

East Union is an unincorporated community in Carver County, Minnesota, United States.

The community lies on the boundary line between Dahlgren Township and San Francisco Township. The center of East Union is generally considered at the junction of Carver County Roads 40, 43, and 50. Nearby places include Chaska, Carver, and Cologne. Bevens Creek flows through the community.

History[edit]

The area was originally settled by Swedish immigrants in 1854, who traveled up the nearby Minnesota River via flatboat. They established King Oscar's Settlement, which later divided into the parishes of East Union and West Union. East Union Lutheran Church and its parish hall are listed on the National Register of Historic Places as King Oscar's Settlement. West Union was split off as a separate parish, 9 miles (14 km) west, so worshipers wouldn't have to travel so far.[2] Gustavus Adolphus College was founded in East Union in 1862; the college is now in St. Peter, Minnesota.[3]

Notable people[edit]

  • Andrew Holt, Minnesota Supreme Court justice, was born in East Union.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "East Union, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Alan H. Winquist; Jessica Rousselow-Winquist. Touring Swedish America: Where to Go and What to See. Minnesota Historical Society. pp. 259–261.
  3. ^ A Short History of Gustavus Adolphus College
  4. ^ Minnesota State Law Library-Andrew Holt Archived 2014-01-05 at the Wayback Machine