Liberty Missionary Baptist Church

Liberty Missionary Baptist Church (HM1QR2)

Location: Liberty, MS 39645 Amite County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 9.572', W 90° 48.832'

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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.
HM NumberHM1QR2
Year Placed2012
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 708376 N 3449340
Decimal Degrees31.15953333, -90.81386667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 9.572', W 90° 48.832'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 9' 34.32" N, 90° 48' 49.92" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 215-317 N Church St, Liberty MS 39645, US
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