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Independence in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Liberty Baptist Church

Liberty Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 11, 2018
1. Liberty Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  This church has historic ties to Independence Baptist church. In 1871, following Emancipation, former slaves established their own congregation, naming it in honor of their new freedom. The church, which began with 150 members, held services in a number of buildings before completing the original part of the present structure in 1900. The sanctuary's original form is still evident, with a cruciform configuration, central steeple and gabled entry. Today, the building is an architectural landmark and a reminder of Independence's religious history and African American community.
Erected 2003. (Marker Number 12996.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
Location. 30° 19.363′ N, 96° 20.812′ W. Marker is in Independence, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 50 and McKnight Road, on the left when traveling north on Highway 50. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10665 FM 50, Brenham TX 77833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
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this marker. Margaret Moffette Lea Houston (approx. 0.2 miles away); Houston-Lea Family Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Mustering of a Unit of Hood's Texas Brigade, C.S.A. (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Independence School (approx. ¼ mile away); Independence Postal Service (approx. ¼ mile away); Independence (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Home of General Sam Houston and Family (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
Liberty Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, March 18, 2014
2. Liberty Baptist Church
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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