Liberty Southern Baptist Church Named Greene County Historical Site

The Greene County Commission has issued a proclamation designating Liberty Southern Baptist Church a Greene County Historical Site.

The church traces its foundation to 1844, when a small community living along the Little Sac River wanted to develop a place of worship. In 1845, the “United Baptist Church of Christ at Liberty” was formed by two ordained ministers. The members then formed a Baptist church in 1852 south of their initial location, in the small town of Springfield.

The church built structures for worship on the south side of their property, south of the pre-Civil War cemetery, and those structures were placed in 1878. The church then decided in 1926 to build a new space on the north side of their property and the cemetery. The current facility was constructed in 1969.

“Liberty Church is a well documented historic site in northeastern Greene County,” Greene County Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon told 93.3/AM560 KWTO. “The legacy of those who settled the Little Sac River area lives on in those who attend there today and live nearby. These events are always a distinct pleasure enjoyed by the Commission.”

The County Commission cited the church and its members for the “broad patterns” of support given to Greene County throughout county history, and their significant contributions to the growth and development of historical Greene County.

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