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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.
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Bernice * Downsville * Farmerville * Junction City * Lillie
* Marion * Rocky Branch * Spearsville * Sterlington
Alabama Landing * Point * Shiloh
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