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Old Union Church Cemetery 1805 - 1850s.
In 1805 Lewis Byram persuaded Barton W. Stone to come for a July 'campground meeting' on the Little Barren River where he established Old Union. The 'Old Union Cemetery' still exists.
There are more than 100 graves in the cemetery, about 25 of which are of the horizontal, stone mound type. However, only about ten tombstones are legible in the entire cemetery. The Old Union site was probably abandoned after the 1850's, as no dates in the cemetery indicates later use.
The original site of Old Union is about 2 miles west of Gamaliel on the south side of Barren River and is in a heavily wooded area marked by only a few grave stones. The old site may be reached by driving to the Jenkins-Steen Farm and walking several hundred yards through a pasture and crossing a fence which borders the woods.
Union Meeting House had a US Post Office from 1837 - 1841 and John H. Meador was listed as the postmaster.
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