: This is a picture of "The North Family" Shaker village at Union Village. The village is 3 miles west of Lebanon, Ohio. There are several empty buildings on either side of the dirt road that runs through the picture.
The back of the photo reads, ""The North Family" group of buildings at Union Village (Shakertown) 3 miles west of Lebanon, Ohio, now known as The Otterbein Home. The central building of the picture was the broom factory and the one to the left, now used as a hospital for the home, was a group residence".
Union Village was the first, and largest, Shaker community west of the Allegheny Mountains, and was established in 1805. By the 1940's, Union Village was the second largest Shaker settlement with a population of 700.
The village was disbanded in 1912, and the last building was demolished in 1965.
For more information, please visit the Warren County Historical Society.
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: SA1039AV_B14F07_016_001 Subjects
: Warren County (Ohio)--Pictorial works; Shakers--Ohio--Union Village--Pictorial works; Shakers--North Union (Ohio); Places
: Union Village (Ohio); Warren County (Ohio)