Union Church Presbyterian is the third oldest Presbyterian church in the state. The church was built in 1852 and has survived and been a place of worship for many generations here in the community of Union Church. The community was settled in 1806 and originally known as Scotch Settlement. It was formed by a group of Scotch settlers who left North Carolina for the promise of fertile farmland on the eastern banks of the Mississippi River. Gaelic speech survived quite a long time here thanks to the Scotch Presbyterians who made the area home. There’s also a historic civil war connection here. Union Church was a site of Grierson’s raid in 1863.