Liberty Baptist Church (Grooverville, Georgia)

Liberty Baptist Church is a historic church built about 1858 in Grooverville, Georgia. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 20, 2013. It is located on Liberty Church Road. There is a Georgia Historical Commission historical marker at the site. According to the marker: "In 1841 the Ocklochnee anti-Missionary Baptist Association passed a ruling to dismiss members believing in the 'new fangled institutions of the day.'" One of the excommunicated sisters joined with others in forming the Liberty Baptist Church. The church includes a slave gallery. Freed slaves from the area formed First Elizabeth Church in Grooverville.[3]

Liberty Baptist Church
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The church in 2017
Liberty Baptist Church (Grooverville, Georgia) is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Liberty Baptist Church (Grooverville, Georgia)
Liberty Baptist Church (Grooverville, Georgia) is located in the United States
Liberty Baptist Church (Grooverville, Georgia)
LocationLiberty Church Road, 400 feet NW of Grooverville Road (CR 275), Grooverville, Georgia
Coordinates30°43′20″N 83°43′41″W / 30.72223°N 83.72808°W / 30.72223; -83.72808Coordinates: 30°43′20″N 83°43′41″W / 30.72223°N 83.72808°W / 30.72223; -83.72808
Builtc. 1858[2]
NRHP reference #13000609[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 20, 2013

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  1. ^ "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 8/193/2013 through 8/23/2013". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  2. ^ Messick, Denise P. (July 2013). "Liberty Baptist Church" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  3. ^ Liberty Baptist Church September 23, 2013 Vanishing South Georgia

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