Alliance is located in the eastern part of the county. Nicknamed the Carnation City, Alliance is the official home of the state flower, the carnation. The University of Mount Union, a liberal arts school with more than 1,500 students, is located here. Historical homes like the Glamorgan Castle and the Mabel Hartzell Museum are popular sites open to tourists. The Carnation City also offers a variety of stores to suit any shopper's needs, an indoor soccer complex and several city parks. More information at the Alliance Area Development.