The GazetteJanuary 4, 1905 With the merry ringing of bells the new year makes its advent and the old its departure and with it comes warm sunny weather that is seldom had at this season of the year, even in our sunny south. 1905. What does she hold in store for us? To what height … Continue reading 1905


Court Items

The GazetteApril 27, 1904 Beverly Reagan was fined $15 and cost for disturbing the peace. Jesse Roberts pleaded guilty to petty larceny and was sentenced to 6 months in the parish jail. Amos Gray was convicted of illegal hog marking and sentenced to six months in the parish jail and fined $1 and costs. J. W. … Continue reading Court Items

Jesse Walker

Unknown NewspaperMay 21, 1878 FARMERVILLE, La. -- Jesse Walker, colored, who was indicted by the grand jury of Union parish and found guilty at the April term of the district court of the murder of Violet Simmons, on the nineteenth of February last, was executed here today. He was brought out of jail at fifteen … Continue reading Jesse Walker

Farmerville Had First Telephone In Entire South

The GazetteOctober 5, 1939 The distinction of having the first telephones below Mason-Dixon line goes to Farmerville and Union Parish. The credit for bringing this distinction to Farmerville goes to Col. Daniel Stein pioneer merchant, of these parts Running an enormous store here, Mr. Stein went to New York several times a year to buy … Continue reading Farmerville Had First Telephone In Entire South

Town’s Population Estimated In 1869 Around 100 People

The Gazette October 5, 1939 Civil War and Emmigration Accounted for Slight Drop in Number Shortly after the Civil War, when the South was first beginning to feel the pangs of the Reconstruction Era, in 1869, Farmerville's population was small. The war had driven many of its citizens further west and had scattered others. However, … Continue reading Town’s Population Estimated In 1869 Around 100 People

Farmerville School Bell Used During Slavery By Carr

The Gazette October 5, 1939 (Picture provided by Gerald Thurston) Carr Sold Bell to Local School Following War On these brisk fall mornings when the "clang-clang" of the town's school bell calls Farmerville children to the classrooms, how many of you know the real story and history of that bell? The peal that now cuts … Continue reading Farmerville School Bell Used During Slavery By Carr


The Gazette October 5, 1939 Dr. C. Cottingham to Be Principal Speaker at Ceremonies Marking Town, Parish's 100th Anniversary Interesting Program Starting at 9:00 O'Clock Has Been Arranged for Centennial of Farmerville and Union Parish; 10,000 Expected With the several committees appointed by the president of the Union Parish Centennial Association working at full speed, … Continue reading CELEBRATION PLANNED FOR OCTOBER 13