Introduction to Liberty, Texas
Liberty, which is among the oldest towns of Texas, was settled by illegal immigrants from newly independent Mexico in 1822. These immigrants settled in an area called Atascosito which was near the Trinity River. In 1831, it was officially established as municipality named 'Villa de la Sant’sima Trinidad de la Libertad' when a land commissioner Jo’s Francisco Madero granted 36 land titles under the Mexican law. Later this region became a county seat and was incorporated in the mid 19th century. In the following years, oil was discovered in the region and development followed in the form of cotton and grain mills.
Liberty and Nearby Attractions
- Armand Bayou Nature Center
- Heritage Society
- Children's Museum of Houston
- San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
- Hermann Park
Things To Do In Liberty
Sites of historic importance include the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site and Battleship Texas State Historical Site. Heritage Society is another popular site that houses eight historic structures at the same place. Children's Museum of Houston has a TV Studio and a Victorian playhouse amongst other exhibits, and was ranked second among the top children's museums by Child Magazine. Among other places of interest is Armand Bayou Nature Center which allows activities like bird watching, hiking and live animal displays. The Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens has American decorative artifacts from the 17th to 19th century.
Air transportation is available from George Bush Intercontinental and Ellington Field Airport.
Liberty Higher Education
Lee College, Rice University, Texas Southern University, University of Saint Thomas, and University of Houston are some of the colleges near Liberty.