Union Point is a community with a rich historical heritage, developed at the crossing of two railroads in 1834. The city is strewn with historic places and buildings such as elegant Victorian residential and commercial buildings, the Chipman Union Hosiery Mill, the Terrace Hotel Inn and the Bethesda Baptist church, which dates back to 1785.
Union Point's Historic District also boasts the Hawthorne Heights Mansion. Named for the thick hawthorne hedge that surrounds its eight-acre garden, the mansion houses one of the tea bushes Commodore Matthew Perry sent to Washington upon his return from opening Japanese ports to trade in 1854.
Current day attractions in Union City include geocaching and the annual Run For Your Lives Race Series, a 5K course that challenges runners to tackle 12 obstacles and at the same time dodge a mob of zombies.