First Court House Ordered Built At Police Jury Meet Sept., 1839

The GazetteOctober 5, 1939 Parish Jail Construction Was Given Much Consideration; Was Referred to As "Goal" At the meeting of the parish police jury on September 2, 1839, at the home of William C. Carr, the body voted approval for the first parish court house. The plans as adopted called for the building to be … Continue reading First Court House Ordered Built At Police Jury Meet Sept., 1839

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Parish Police Jury Composed of Seven Men 100 Years Ago

The Gazette October 5, 1939 William Wilkerson's Home Was Meeting Place of the Group   The men who formed Union Parish are worth remembering. The group that gathered at the home of William Wilkerson on May 16, 1939 near the mouth of Bayou Cornie were seven men "tried and true". They were John N. Farmer, … Continue reading Parish Police Jury Composed of Seven Men 100 Years Ago