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Liberty County

    The Almanac traces the origin of Liberty County to its creation in 1836.  It was organized in 1837, from the old Mexican Municipality of Libertad, from which it takes its name. The County Seat of Liberty County is Liberty, Texas.    Census Records are available for 1850-1880.    Deed Records date back to 1875; Marriage Records, 1875; and Death Records,  from 1903.  [Source: Texas State Genealogical Society. "Stirpes", Vol. 2, No. 2, June 1962, who accumulated the information from the county Clerks of each county, as well as the Texas Almanac, 1961-62, Dallas, Tex.: A.H. Belo corp. 1961]

Liberty County, formed and organized in 1836 in the new Republic of Texas, originally included all of the future Tyler County and parts of what later became Hardin, Chambers, San Jacinto, and Polk counties. Liberty was named county seat and incorporated in 1837. Sam Houston maintained two homes in the area and purchased more than 20,000 acres of land within the county's original boundaries.

Liberty County residents voted 422 to 10 for secession and contributed to several Confederate units in the Civil War. The Liberty Invincibles, organized in 1861, were later Company F of the Fifth Regiment of Texas Volunteers. In 1871 steamboat travel resumed when the Trinity River Navigation Company, with headquarters at Liberty, incorporated to run steamboats from that city to Galveston. United States government assistance for making the Trinity more navigable came after 1880, and by 1940 a total of 236 miles of waterway had been constructed.

Cities and Towns
Ames * Cleveland * Daisetta * Dayton * Dayton Lakes * Devers *
Hardin * Kenefick * Liberty * North Cleveland * Plum Grove

The County Seat is Liberty.

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Website Updates:
Sep 2014 History: 1914 County Description
Aug 2014: Obit: GORDON - Transcribed by MKK
Jan 2014; Military Records added: Vietnam War Casualties, Korean Conflict Casualties, WWII Honor List, Fatal Casualties 1950-2005; Deaths added: Simon DeBlanc, Infant Burch, Zona Moore, Mildred Andress, Eugene White, Ben Freiza. William Hardin, Ellen Partlow, Hugh Washington, W. B. Duncan, W. K. Waul, Archie Overton, Charles Carlos, P. J. Carroll, Thomas Carraway, Mrs. Clark; Marriages added: Williams-Llewellyn, Perdue-Stiles, Hastings-Whittington, Adair-Lester; Crime news: Cannon bigamy, Robinson hung,  Overton Nugent murdered, Chillers Banks hung, Dr. Lovatt shot, Senator Matthews arrested, Whitmire charged, Praytor murder case, Bebee horse thief,Visiting news: Many happenings from Devers; Military news: Dr. DeLoffre to Philippines; Fire news: Fire at Liberty (1909); Misc. news: Runaways, Captures, Candidate for general, Load of rice, Texas annexation, Sheriff resigned; Biographies added: Ed Kiam; History: County history added



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