The Union School, District No. 42, was built in 1847 by subscription. It was originally located on Wheeler Road in Na-Au-Say Township. Pupils came from as far away as Plattville, 4 miles south. The first teacher was Dr. William P. Richardson, a graduate of Harvard, who taught the first winter for no pay. The school was moved to Lyon Farm in 1976.
Another teacher who taught at Union School was William Kellogg. He later became the governor of Louisiana in 1866.