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Liberty County, Texas Facts

Liberty County

When was Liberty County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 17, 1836 as one of the original 23 counties (originally created on May 5, 1831 from Nacogdoches County, established as a municipality by Mexico). This county was named for its county seat, which was named either for the recent success of the Mexican War of Independence or for Liberty, Mississippi.

What is the County Seat of Liberty County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Liberty also, the county government website is www.co.liberty.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Liberty County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Polk County (north), Hardin County (east), Jefferson County (southeast), Chambers County (south), Harris County (southwest), Montgomery County (west), San Jacinto County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Liberty County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Ames, Cleveland, Daisetta, Dayton Lakes, Devers, Dayton, Hardin, Kenefick, Liberty, Mont Belvieu, North Cleveland, Plum Grove.


Liberty County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Liberty County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Liberty County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Liberty County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.


Liberty County, TX Census Records

What Liberty County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Liberty County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Liberty Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Liberty Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Liberty Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.


Liberty County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Liberty County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Liberty County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Liberty County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Liberty County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 369, Liberty 77575
  • Liberty County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (936) 336-4670
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1875
    • Land Records: 1875
    • Probate Records: 1895 
    • Court Records: 1874
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Liberty County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Liberty County, TX?
A list of Liberty County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Liberty County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Liberty County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Liberty County.

Liberty Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Liberty Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Liberty Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Liberty Co. TX General and History Websites

Liberty Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Liberty Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Liberty Co. TX Military Records

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