A Jefferson Peace Medal was found about three miles south of New Albany in the early 20th century by a farmer plowing his field. A rare object, a colloector, the late Will Ticer acquired the medal and later donated it to the University of Mississippi Archives. It was later repatriated to the Chickasaw Nation. Believed to have been brought to what later became Union County by Merriweather Lewis on his final journey across the country. He was traveling from St. Louis to Washington DC in 1809. In traveling by land, part of this journey took him to the King’ homesite newr Ingomar in Union County. It is thought that he gave this medal to the King of the Chickasaw, possibly named Chinubby. A reproduction is now on exhibit at the Union County Heritage Museum along with other objects from the era.