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Liberty Baptist Church
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The church in 2017
Location Liberty Church Road, 400 feet NW of Grooverville Road (CR 275), Grooverville, Georgia
Built c. 1858
NRHP reference No. 13000609
Added to NRHP August 20, 2013

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.

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