“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Liberty in Amite County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Liberty Missionary Baptist Church

Liberty Missionary Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
February 12, 2016
1. Liberty Missionary Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Founded as the Liberty Colored Church in March 1870 after fifteen black members requested letters of dismissal from Liberty Baptist Church to organize their own congregation. Under the leadership of their first pastor, Rev. Fred Stirling, these citizens held services under a brush arbor until 1873 when they purchased an acre of land and constructed the first sanctuary. Liberty Missionary Baptist Church was the first African American Baptist church founded by former slaves in the town of Liberty.
Erected 2012 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
Location. 31° 9.572′ N, 90° 48.832′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Mississippi, in Amite County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Drive and North Church Streeet, on the left when traveling north on Walnut Drive. Touch for map. Marker
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February 12, 2016
2. Liberty Missionary Baptist Church and Marker
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is at or near this postal address: 199 Walnut Street, Liberty MS 39645, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Liberty (approx. 0.2 miles away); Amite County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); "Three Chopped Way" (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle Of Liberty (approx. 0.3 miles away); Herbert Lee (approx. 0.4 miles away); Amite Female Seminary (approx. 0.4 miles away); John H. Nunnery (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2016. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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