Details for Liberty Baptist Church (Atlas Number 5477012996)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5477012996

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Marker Number 12996
Atlas Number 5477012996
Marker Title Liberty Baptist Church
Index Entry Liberty Baptist Church
Address 10655 FM 50
City Independence
County Washington
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 755087
UTM Northing 3357546
Subject Codes African American topics; Baptist denomination; churches
Marker Year 2003
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 10655 FM 50
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This church has historic ties to Independence Baptist church. In 1871, following Emancipation, former slaves established their own congregation, naming it in honor of their new freedom. The church, which began with 150 members, held services in a number of buildings before completing the original part of the present structure in 1900. The sanctuary's original form is still evident, with a cruciform configuration, central steeple and gabled entry. Today, the building is an architectural landmark and a reminder of Independence's religious history and African American community. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2003