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Liberty County Texas
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.Photo by Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0.LIBERTY COUNTY COURTHOUSE
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
* Ames * Cleveland * Daisetta * Dayton * Dayton Lakes * Devers *
* Hardin * Hull * Kenefick * Liberty * North Cleveland * Plum Grove * Davis Hill * Dolen * Eastgate * Hightower * Hoop and Holler * Macedonia * Moss Bluff * Moss Hill * Rayburn * Raywood * Romayor * Rye * Stilson * Tarkington Prairie *
The County Seat is Liberty.
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Apr 2018: Visiting News: BROWN, POWELL, DEVER, PIPKIN, BIRCH, HIGGINBOTTOM, STACYNov 2017: Crime News: GREEN, BRADSHAW; Website updated and pages are mobile friendlyAug 2017: Crime News: ROBINSON, JOHNSON - Submitted by Robin LineMay 2017: County Records: 1900 Fugitives from JusticeSept 2016: Visiting News: CANTER, POUNDS, STOVALL, MINTER, REAVISJun 2016: County Records: 1916 County Officers
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