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Union
Parish

The Louisiana Legislature created Union Parish
on 13 March 1839 from Ouachita Parish.
The name comes from a statement made by
 Daniel Webster: “liberty and union, now and
forever, one and inseparable”.
These influential local citizens petitioned the
legislature for the creation of Union Parish:
Wiley Underwood, Peter J. Harvey, John Taylor,
Colonel Matthew Wood, Stephen Colvin,
Philip Feazle, Daniel Payne, and William
Wood Farmer. The legislature appointed
John Taylor as the first parish judge, and he
 held this position for twenty years. Elections
for the Union Parish Police Jury (the governing
body of each Louisiana parish was called the
 “police jury”) were held in March and April 1839
.The Union Parish Police Jury deliberated all day
on 17 May 1839 concerning the location of the
parish seat. Still meeting at the house of William
Wilkerson on May 18th, they agreed that the
 “seat of justice” should be located near the
confluence of Bayous d’Arbonne and Corney.
They also selected the name of Farmerville for
the parish seat, undoubtedly in honor of early
settler and War of 1812 veteran Mills Farmer,
 who had died a few years earlier on 21 October
1834.

 

Cities and Towns

Bernice
Downsville
Farmerville
Junction City
Lillie
Marion
Rocky Branch
Spearsville
Sterlington

Adjacent Parishes


Union County, Arkansas (northwest)

Ashley County, Arkansas (northeast)
Morehouse Parish (east)
Ouachita Parish (southeast)
Lincoln Parish (southwest)

Claiborne Parish (west)

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