Liberty United Methodist Church / Hilliardsville

Liberty United Methodist Church / Hilliardsville (HM1D2J)

Location: Abbeville, AL 36310 Henry County
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N 31° 40.895', W 85° 12.126'

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Liberty United Methodist Church

Also called Liberty Chapel, the Church was organized circa 1830 and originally located three miles northeast of this site, on the Old Liberty Church Road. Rev. Anson West, D.D., renowned Methodist minister, missionary, historian and writer was licensed to exhort there November 3, 1855. In 1873, the building was dismantled and moved to this site, donated by the Peacock Family, to be used as a place of divine worship. It was used as a schoolhouse for many years. Using much of the original material, the church was rebuilt in 1914 and later enclosed with brick. Sunday School rooms, bathrooms, kitchen and fellowship hall were added in recent years.


Hilliardsville Post Office was established near here on May 18, 1850, with Washington H. Peacock as its first postmaster, followed in 1860 by John M. Woods. Discontinued during the Civil War, the post office was re-established in 1872 with Matilda Thompson as postmaster. Later appointments were John P. Crawford in 1876, Matilda Thompson again in 1878, James A. Phillips and Richard Knight in 1882, Mattie R. Bedell in 1883, John C. McLeod, Maggie E. Johnston in 1884, and William F. Watford in 1887. His son, John W. Watford served from 1897 until October 15, 1907, when mail service was transferred to the Abbeville Post Office.
HM NumberHM1D2J
Year Placed1989
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Henry County Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 8:54pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 670418 N 3506547
Decimal Degrees31.68158333, -85.20210000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 40.895', W 85° 12.126'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 40' 53.70" N, 85° 12' 7.56" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 419 Co Rd 92, Abbeville AL 36310, US
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