Liberty Baptist Church

Liberty Baptist Church

Photo credit to David Seibert

Photo credit to David Seibert

Year Erected: 1956

Marker Text:  Between 1837-1841 the Baptists in this section were stirred on Missions, Sunday Schools and ministerial support. In 1841 the Ocklochnee anti-Missionary Baptist Assn. passed a ruling to dismiss members believing in the “newfangled institutions of the day.” Disagreeing, Sister Nancy Hagan asked for her letter from Mt. Moriah Church and, at her request, was excommunicated. With Elisha Pack Smith, R. T. Stanaland, James I. Baker, Mrs. Sarah Ann Groover, Mrs. Mary Smith, Mrs. Amanda Denmark, and Sam Whitfield, she organized this church. The first pastor was Elder R. J. May. Mt. Moriah Church ceased to exist long ago.

Tips for Finding This Marker: On Grooverville Road (County Route 275) in Boston.