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East Union, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Carver
Township Dahlgren Township and San Francisco Township
Elevation
856 ft (261 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 952
GNIS feature ID 643115

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

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.

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