“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Grooverville in Brooks County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Liberty Baptist Church

Liberty Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 10, 2005
1. Liberty Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Between 1837 and 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 “new fangled institutions of the day.” Disagreeing, Sister Nancy Hagen 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. May. Mt. Moriah Church ceased to exist long ago.
Erected by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 014-4.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 30° 43.328′ N, 83° 43.699′ W. Marker is in Grooverville, Georgia, in Brooks County. Marker can be reached from Liberty Church Road (County Route 94) 0 miles north of Grooverville Road (County Route 275), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston GA 31626, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Liberty Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 10, 2005
2. Liberty Baptist Church and Marker
flies. Grooverville Methodist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elizabeth Elementary School (approx. 6.7 miles away in Florida); Oliver Baptist Church (approx. 6.9 miles away in Florida); Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church (was approx. 8.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); West End Cemetery (approx. 10˝ miles away); Civil War Slave Conspiracy (approx. 10.9 miles away); Quitman Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.9 miles away); Brooks County (approx. 10.9 miles away).
Categories. Antebellum South, USChurches & Religion
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,729 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on August 12, 2008, by Edwin C. King of Ormond Beach,, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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