A Brief History of Jonesboro, Louisiana

The circus on Main Street in Jonesboro, in 1905

Jonesboro is the parish seat of Jackson Parish in the northern portion of the state of Louisiana. Founded on January 10, 1860, by Joseph Jones and his wife, Sarah Pankey Jones, as a small family farm, Jonesboro is now a small industrial sawmill town. Originally founded as Macedonia, the name of the small town changed to Jonesboro on January 16, 1901, after the United States Post Office Department approved the change. Jonesboro became the seat of government for Jackson Parish on March 15, 1911, and remains the agricultural, industrial, economic, and governmental center of the parish (Wikipedia, 2019).


Wikipedia. (2019, Sep. 5). Jonesboro, Louisiana. Retrieved from en.wikipedia.org.

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