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Union is a small census-designated place in Mason County, Washington, United States. The community lies along the southern shore of Hood Canal, at an area known as "the Great Bend". The U.S. Census reported a population of 631 inhabitants in the 2010 census. The ZIP Code for Union is 98592.State Highway 106 is the main route through Union, leading to Belfair farther north, and Potlatch and US Highway 101 to the south.Local attractions include a working farm and roadside market, a golf course, marinas and public boat launch sites, and the deep saltwater fjord of Hood Canal. Visitors come to the area for activities including boating, fishing, hunting, shellfishing, sea kayaking and birding. Union was named one of America's twenty prettiest towns by Forbes Traveler.Union was founded and named in 1858 by merchants Willson and Anderson. In 1889, logging pioneer John McReavy platted Union City on Hood Canal’s south shore, neighbor to the Native American communities that had gathered where Hood Canal makes its great bend. This area is the homeland of the native Skokomish Tribe. The Skokomish River flows off the nearby Olympic Mountains, flowing into Hood Canal just south of Union.The area’s logging operations worked at an unprecedented scale to supply the expansionist ethos of Manifest Destiny. Dozens of mills sent timber to the booming California goldfields and for the construction of the Panama Canal.Our United States online driving holiday planner combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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