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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

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

Liberty Opry on the Square

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

Liberty, TX Entertainment

Historical Sites

Historical monuments and markers identify abundant sites including Sam Houston'

Liberty, TX Historic Sites

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

Magnolia Ridge Country Club

Course Access: Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Liberty, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Liberty, TX

Princedale Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Birthplace of Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson

Constructed of bricks made by slaves, the birthplace of former First Lady (born Claudia Taylor) is a handsome two-story struc...

Martin Creek Lake Fishing

Martin Creek Lake has standing timber, several creek channels, some lily pads and plenty of shore line structure. Catfishing...

Stephen F. Austin Mast Arboretum

Started in 1985, this was the first arboretum at a university in Texas. Special features include an 11-acre arboretum of rare...

Scenic Drives

Many Forest Service Roads in Sabine National Forest offer exceptional scenery. One excellent route is to Shelbyville via Texa...