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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]
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
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
Cities and Towns
Cleveland * Daisetta * Dayton * Dayton
Lakes * Devers *
Hardin * Kenefick * Liberty * North
Cleveland * Plum Grove
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Histories / Records
Bibles and Records
Vietnam War Casualties,
Casualties, WWII Honor
List, Fatal Casualties
Simon DeBlanc, Infant
Burch, Zona Moore,
Mildred Andress, Eugene
White, Ben Freiza.
William Hardin, Ellen
Washington, W. B.
Duncan, W. K. Waul,
Archie Overton, Charles
Carlos, P. J. Carroll,
Thomas Carraway, Mrs.
Cannon bigamy, Robinson
Chillers Banks hung, Dr.
Lovatt shot, Senator
Praytor murder case,
Bebee horse thief,
Many happenings from
Dr. DeLoffre to
Fire at Liberty (1909)
Candidate for general,
Load of rice, Texas
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