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Union Cemetery tied to Decoration Day

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By Linda Hanabarger

One of my more recent projects has been to research the history of Union Cemetery in Sharon Township. 

This beautiful burying ground sits atop a hill with a lovely vista overlooking the prairie land to the west.  In the far distance, the smoke stack from the Coffeen power plant is visible.

Shortly before his death, the Rev. Glenn L. Sharp, wrote a brief history of the Union congregation, telling that the first church, built of logs, was erected about 1835 by the Protestant Methodist congregation.


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