Greater Liberty Hill United Methodist Church

Serving as the religious home of many area families since the 1850s, Historic Liberty Hill United Methodist Church was the home of the Farmer's Aide Society, a group of pioneer African American farmers including Joe Duncan, Peter Jonas, the Reverend Chatman Haile and Johnny Roundtree.

Mr. Duncan is buried in the Liberty Hill Cemetery.

When families did not have money for health care and burials, this group pooled funds and established an active association that today still provides scholarships or financial support to parishioners during illness and loss of life.

The present church was built in the 1950s. Liberty Hill School, adjacent to the church and cemetery, is one of the oldest educational institutions for black students in the area, listed in Alachua County records in 1869.

The present one-room, wood-frame schoolhouse was built by the Alachua County Board of Public Instruction in 1892.

Information provided by Florida Department of State.