Liberty Chapel is located about 12 miles Northeast of Kosciusko, Attala County, Mississipi, just off the Natchez Trace. Many of the original settlers who founded Liberty Chapel and Campground were from Greene Co. GA. Among them were my 3rd great grandparents John and Esther (Winslett) Kimbrough who came to Atalla County MS as did 4 of their children, including our great great grandmother Sarah Kimbrough Schrock who married Henry Houseman Schrock. John and Esther and many of their descendents are buried here, but not Sarah as she and HH moved to TX around 1869. There are 34 Kimbroughs buried there according to findagrave.com

HH Schrock was a Methodist minister and visited the church and preached there on occasion. I assume that's how he met Sarah Kimbrough Smith, a widow whose first husband died around 1846. Henry H. lived in neighboring Leake County MS.

These early GA families settled along the Rockport Road from Multona Springs to it's crossroad with the Natchez Trace and westward for about 3 miles. This section of the county was often referred to as "Little Georgia".

These families originally built log homes in "Little Georgia" but they refused to build a log church. They cut logs and hauled them several miles to a sawmill to be sawed into lumber with which to build the church. The church was small and not very fancy looking, but it meant a lot to this settlement. It was built in what is now called Liberty Chapel community.

I did research with the geaneology librarian at the Attala County Library on July 5 and got the above information and visited the church and cemetery on the way home.

Liberty Chapel Methodist Church

Liberty Chapel Methodist Church

Masonic Lodge

Masonic Lodge