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Union County celebrates its bicentennial

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JONESBORO -- Union County celebrated its bicentennial on Saturday with an exhibit at the courthouse.

The event include reenactments by the county's historical societies, exhibits about the county's history and maps showing Union County in the 1800s.

The county's official 200th birthday was actually on Tuesday, but organizers say they wanted to have the celebration on a day more people could come.

"I think it was surprising to all of us today just how many people came in, the variety of people who were interested to get out on a cold day," said Daryl Parks. 

Organizers say nearly 100 people showed up to the event to learn about the county's history.

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