Jonesborough Historic District

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Jonesboro Historic District
Main Street, part of the Jonesborough Historic District
Jonesborough Historic District is located in Tennessee
Jonesborough Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Depot and College Sts., 3rd Ave., and junction of Main St. and Franklin Ave., Jonesborough, Tennessee
Coordinates 36°17′35″N 82°28′24″W / 36.29306°N 82.47333°W / 36.29306; -82.47333Coordinates: 36°17′35″N 82°28′24″W / 36.29306°N 82.47333°W / 36.29306; -82.47333
Area 120 acres (49 ha)
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Queen Anne, Greek Revival, Federal
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 69000183[1]
Added to NRHP December 23, 1969

The Jonesborough Historic District is a historic district in Jonesborough, Tennessee that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Jonesboro Historic District (reflecting the spelling of the town name at the time) in 1969.

Staff of the Tennessee Historical Commission surveyed 158 buildings in the town in 1969 and found 72 worth preservation.[2] The district includes Queen Anne architecture, Greek Revival architecture, and Federal architecture among its 72 contributing buildings over a 120-acre (49 ha) area.[1]

Jonesborough United Methodist Church, a contributing building built in 1847

The Jonesborough United Methodist Church is a contributing building in the district that was built in 1847. The church was renovated in 1945 and 1959.

The Washington County Courthouse, built in 1913 on the site of the first courthouse of the county that was built in 1779, is a contributing building.[2]

Chester Inn

The Chester Inn is a contributing property.

The district is an irregularly shaped area.[2] It is an area roughly bounded by Depot and College Sts., 3rd Ave., and jct. of Main St. and Franklin Ave., in Jonesborough, Tennessee.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c Steven S. Lawrence (executive secretary) and staff, Tennessee Historical Commission (July 23, 1969). "National Register of Historic Places nomination: Jonesboro Historic District". 

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