Former Liberty Baptist Church (Near Thurman, Iowa)

Liberty Baptist Church between Thurman and Sidney in Fremont County in extreme southwest Iowa was organized June 27, 1857 with 14 charter members. Meetings were held in private homes before a permanent facility was constructed near Thurman. In 1922, the congregation purchased the former Methodist church building near the defunct hamlet of Knox. Membership peaked at 66 in 1909; the church closed its doors in August 1959.