Contributed by Alexander-Crawford Historical Society
The Church of Christ in South Princeton was organized by Elder A. W. Rideout on August 6, 1865. On that date the following were baptized: Peres Sprague, Mrs. Rachel Taylor, Mrs. Elizabeth Edgerly, Mrs. Abigail Seamans, and Winfield Thornton.
The Church served folks from Plantation #21 and West Princeton as well as South Princeton. Meetings during the first years were held in homes and schoolhouses.
The Church was legally incorporated on August 25, 1893 with Valona S. Sprague as clerk. The incorporators included Peres Sprague, Rachel Taylor, Abigail Seamans, and Winfield Thornton who had all been baptized back in 1865. Other who signed the incorporation papers were Rachel and Hattie Thornton, Charles and Nancy McLellan, Samuel Seamans, Minerva Sprague, Minnie Bailey, and Lucy Taylor.
The lot at the Four Corners in South Princeton was purchased in October 1893. The building was dedicated on July 9, 1916. It was in use before that for the first funeral was held in the new building in 1915.
The church was sold in 1959 and turned in to a private home in 1971.
About This Item
- Title: Little White Church, Princeton, 1960
- Creator: Hyde, Robert
- Creation Date: 1960
- Subject Date: 1960
- Town: Princeton
- County: Washington
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Object Type: Image
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- South Princeton
- Township 17
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