“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Jonesboro in Washington County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)

Jonesboro Union Church

Jonesboro Union Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, October 11, 2021
1. Jonesboro Union Church Marker
Jonesboro Union Church was built in 1844. In 1909 Leander Higgins, a prominent architect from Portland, was chosen to design plans to remodel the church. Jonesboro Union Church is on the National History Register. A citizen from the 1900s walking through Jonesboro Village would see little that looked familiar. All would appear changed until one looked up to the white church on the hill and saw the familiar building with its steeple, almost exactly as remembered.

A visit would take one through the original vestibule door leading into the vestry. The sanctuary holds the familiar pulpit and original stained glass windows. On a Sunday morning citizens could be found at worship much the same as long ago. The little church on the hill has remained a constant presence over time.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
Location. 44° 39.7′ N, 67° 34.374′ W. Marker is in Jonesboro, Maine, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Harrington Road (U.S. 1) and Station Road, on the right when traveling
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north on Harrington Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesboro ME 04648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Granite Quarry (here, next to this marker); Lumber Mill (here, next to this marker); Jonesboro War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Grange (a few steps from this marker); Shipbuilding (a few steps from this marker); Hannah Weston Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Hassey’s Riverside Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War I Memorial (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesboro.
Also see . . .  Jonesboro Union Church (Wikipedia). (Submitted on October 21, 2021, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Photographed By Steve Stoessel
2. Jonesboro Historic Sites
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2021, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 115 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2021, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 27, 2023