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Appleton Church
  • Published
    February 24, 2021

    Historical society plans legal move to gain ownership of church

    In the February newsletter of the Appleton Historical Society, President Fred Bucklin said the society plans legal action to take ownership of the former Union Church. "We have, the Town of Appleton never actually had title to the Meeting House and they did not convey it to us in 1971," he wrote. In 1971, residents voted at town meeting to turn the church over to the society, expecting that the town was going to ...

  • Published
    November 26, 2020

    Who owns this church?

    The town of Appleton did a strange thing at its town meeting in March 1971, according to The Camden Herald. The following is recorded for posterity in the article by Nancy Brown: “Voters approved conveyance of the Union Church to the Appleton Historical Society when the property is acquired by the town by a tax lien process. The Society will begin a program of restoration and preservation when it is owner of the ...

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