Historic Markers Across Georgia

Liberty Baptist Church

Marker ID: GHM 014-4
Location: At the church in Grooverville, GA
County: Brooks
Coordinates: N 30° 43.328    W 083° 43.699
  30.722133    -83.72831
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMBWAN
Liberty Baptist Church  Marker
Photo by David Seibert


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.

GHM 014-4 Georgia Historical Commission 1956

Liberty Baptist Church
Liberty Baptist Church
Photo by David Seibert