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North Union, Mississippi in Attala County

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)



Located about 11 miles NW of Kosciusko the community known as North Union was settled in 1832 with Abner Armstrong being the first settler.


North Union is said to have received its name because of a compromise duel. Two men by the names of Mims and Howard met at what is called the old Sam Bell place to fight a duel. After talking the matter over, they made up and shook hands. They then decided that the community needed a church and pledged to build one. The forks of the road was selected as the building site and the church was completed in 1842 and was named North Union.


A post office named Auris was started here in 1900, with J.A. Kelly as postmaster. The office was abolished a few years later for R.F.D.






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