Dates: circa 1968

Collection Number:  MS 36

Extent: 1 folder; 1 item, 14p.

Biographical/Historical Information: Free Union is a small hamlet in northwest Albemarle County. The village was originally known as Nicksville, after a free blacksmith named Nick, who opened a blacksmithing shop there in the early 19th century. When the post office was established, it was given the name Free Union to avoid confusion with Nixville, another post office in the county. 

Scope and Content:  Typescript of Free Union, Virginia (in Albemarle County): The Story of its People and Their Postal Services, 1847-1968 by Mrs. Guy Anderson Via. It discusses the history of the Free Union community, the people who lived there, and its post office. Manuscript signed by Nella Bailey Via on last page.