Liberty, originally named Liberty Oak, was founded in 1809 and is the birthplace of professional baseball player, Joe Frazier; home to Colonel Guy Troy, modern pantathalon gold medal winner in the 1951 Pan-American Games, and World Skeet Shoot Champion, Craig Kirkman. The town is conveniently located 20 miles northeast of Asheboro, 15 miles east of Randleman, and nearly 21 miles south of Burlington.
In 2001, Liberty was honored to become one of the few towns on the North Carolina National Historic Register for its rich history and historic architecture. In 2009 the town celebrated its Bicentennial. In Downtown Libery, the Liberty Train Depot, built some time before 1905, is an excellent example of a turn-of-the century train station and the most elaborate example in Randolph County.
Just a few miles from Downtown Liberty see an exceptional wildlife art exhibit, showcasing lifelike museum-quality reproductions cast from original specimens that are featured in museums, nature centers, national and state parks, environmental education centers, botanical gardens, zoos, and TV/movie sets at Morgan Reptile Replicas. In the same building, Liberty Artisan and Craft Gallery showcases fine arts and crafts by more than 100 local and NC artists featuring pottery, jewelry, woodworks, metal yard art, and barn quilts; beekeeping supplies dealer offering local honey. Visitor guides and assistance and area maps for the greater Liberty area are also available.
Liberty is home to the Liberty Antiques Festival, voted the best antiques show in the Mid-Atlantic Region that has drawn such famous personalities as Hollywood celebrities Julia Roberts and Bruce Willis.
Liberty is also home of the 1802 Sandy Creek Primitive Baptist Church, the oldest organized church and oldest surviving religious structure in Randolph County. Founded in 1755 by Elder Shubal Stearns, it is considered the most significant landmark in Baptist history as noted by the nearby state historic marker designating it the "Mother of Southern Baptist Churches". For additional information on the history and heritage of the Sandy Creek Primitive Baptist Church, please contact the Randolph County Historic Landmark Preservation Commission.