Liberty County History

An occasional gathering place for articles, documents, photographs, records and other ephemera dealing with the history of Liberty County, Texas.


Kevin Ladd is director of the Wallisville Heritage Park at Wallisville, Chambers County, TX and lives in Hardin, TX. He is chairman of the Liberty County Historical Commission and writes for "Texas Illustrated," a monthly publication of the Liberty Gazette newspaper, which is devoted to local history and folklore.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

An Act to Define the Boundary of the County of Liberty (1837)

The Telegraph & Texas Register
Saturday, January 13, 1838
Published at Houston, Texas

To Define the Boundary of the County of Liberty.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Texas, in Congress assembled, That the Territory included in the following limits shall constitute and compose the County of Liberty: Beginning on the Gulf of Mexico at the south western corner of the County of Jefferson, thence north along the western boundary line of said county to the Big Sandy creek, (thence down said creek with said county line, to its entrance into the Neches River,) thence up said river to the south eastern corner of the County of Houston, thence south west along the southern boundary line of said county to the Trinity River, thence across the river in same direction to a point nine miles distant, thence in a direct line to the head of Cedar Bayou, thence down said Bayou to its entrance into the Gulf of Mexico, thence along said Gulf with all of its meanderings including the Trinity Bay to its place of beginning.

Speaker of the Houe of Representatives
President pro. tem. of the Senate
Approved, Dec. 18, 1837
President of the Republic of Texas


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