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Liberty, Texas

Liberty is among the oldest settled areas of Texas where several hundred Anglo-Americans established farms in the1820s on Mexican land grants. Liberty was laid out 1831, named Villa de la Santissima Trinidad de la Libertad, quickly shortened to Liberty by the English-speaking residents. William B. Travis, Sam Houston, and David Burnet all practiced law in Liberty. Three brothers from the town died at the Alamo, and some 50 Liberty citizens fought in the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836, when Texas won its independence.

As the seat of Liberty County, the town was a busy port when steamboats plied the Trinity River in the late 19th century. Today it is a farming-ranching community with substantial oil production dating from 1925. Each March the "Liberty Jubilee" is held downtown and features barbecue cook-offs, street dances, a parade, antiques show, food, arts & crafts, and a fireworks display.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Geraldine D. Humphreys Cultural Center

Project of local historical and arts groups, the center includes a museum, library, and performing arts theater. Adjacent is Liberty Bell Tower, replica of original Liberty Bell (Philadelphia, PA.)

Liberty, TX Cultural Centers

Liberty Opry on the Square

Live shows every Sat. at 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m., featuring country/

Liberty, TX Entertainment

Sam Houston Regional Library & Research Center

Historical depository for the 10 counties originally carved from Atascosito-Liberty district of the Republic of Mexico. Archives and displays show development of region, artifacts, furniture, Jean Laffite's journals, and 1826

Liberty, TX Libraries

Historical Sites

Historical monuments and markers identify abundant sites including Sam Houston'

Liberty, TX Historic Sites

Faux Real Trade Days

Faux Real Trade Days has lots of great shopping in Liberty, Texas. Over 125 vendors with covered pavilions and 60 acres available for outside vendors. Come out each month on the weekend following the third Monday, March through November. Thursday - Sunday, 9am to 5

Liberty, TX Flea Markets

Things to do near Liberty, TX

The Discovery Science Place

Two exhibit halls are featured at this downtown children's math and science museum. Many activities are included focusing on ...

Upshur County Library

Excellent small library provides services to city and surrounding area; includes genealogy department and War of the Rebellio...

Cargill Long Park

Two-and-one-half mile walking, jogging, and bike trail flanked by towering pines and native flora. Signed exercise stations; ...

Witness Park and Prayer Tower

A gift to the city from businessman Bo Pilgrim, the tower features four Paccard bells from France and a chapel that never clo...