Union, formerly known as Tacker, is a rural community on Farm Road 489 seven miles southwest of Teague in southwestern Freestone County. In 1860 Jacob W. Tacker donated two acres for a school and a cemetery, and the area became known as the Tacker community. A church was built in 1866; it was also used as a school. In 1891 a second structure, the Union Church, was built on the property, and the community and the cemetery were renamed Union. Forty-five White pupils were enrolled in the school in 1893, but by 1903 there were only eleven. In the 1930s the community had the cemetery, the church, and a number of scattered dwellings. A brick chapel was built there in 1962, and the Union Cemetery received a historical marker in 1968. In the 1960s and into the late 1980s only the cemetery and a few scattered dwellings remained.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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