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A. Champion Burks
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Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church was constituted May 25, 1878 under the shade of a large oak tree in front of the present church building. The church was built about three miles west of Rockford on the old Clanton highway. The first building was erected with logs and later extended with lumber. On June 2, 1883, a building committee was appointed to enlarge the church. It consisted of Brethen William G Lee, G. A. Dorman and A. E. Jacks. ON December 9, 1899, the church appointed a building committee to raise funds to erect a new church house. Brethren J. H. Embry, B. R. White, Jr. J. S. Salter, A. J. Terrrell, B. M. Jowers and J. H. Atkins were appointed. This is the present building and the first meeting was held in 1900. At that time the building had only wooden windows, no ceiling overhead or on walls. There was a wood burning heater with the pipe running out through the side of the house.Charter members were A. J. Salter, his daughter Belle Salter Woodfin, William G. Lee, Martha Thomas, Reb Woodruff, G. E. Poind, Martha Lee and Mary Rich. The Presbytery was composed of Elders R. W. Carlisle, L. C. Peters, and J. A. Blackman. The church left the Hillabee Association in October, 1919, and joined the Lower Wetumpka Association. Three day associational meetins continue to be held annually at various churches.From minutes of teh church compiled by Oscar White, Clerk, for Olivia Embry Byrd.Additional Comments:The old and large oak tree, which was in front of the church, has been cut down. Ron Bridges 26 Mar 2006.
Added by: Ronald Davis Bridges
4/13/2008
 
 
 
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