The Farmerville Jewish Community

Thought some might enjoy this brief history of the Jewish Community in and around Farmerville: The Jewish community in Farmerville dates back to the end of the mid and late 18th century when Jewish immigrants from Europe left their homelands and came to America choosing to settle in the American south land.  The immigrants arrived … Continue reading The Farmerville Jewish Community

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Leon Austin – Woodsman of Old Lowery’s Ferry on Cornie Creek

Written by Edna Liggin Submitted by Molly Liggin Rankin The Gazette February 16, 1978 "The best and only place to live" is the theme of every statement Leon Austin makes about his 80 years of living near Lowery's Ferry, his beloved spot on Cornie Creek. Here is his home, his natural environment, here he still … Continue reading Leon Austin – Woodsman of Old Lowery’s Ferry on Cornie Creek

Long Live the Memory of Linville School (1867-2005)

Written by Jon R. McKinnie 1963 Linville Grad Early studies report that a man named Linville from North Carolina settled in the forests of what would become eastern Union Parish. He established the Linville Trading Post in 1778, thirteen miles northwest of the Ouachita City port. It was constructed on an old Indian trail, later … Continue reading Long Live the Memory of Linville School (1867-2005)