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LIBERTY CITY, TEXAS
aka Hog Eye

Gregg County, East Texas

3227'5"N 9456'34"W (32.451388, -94.942781)
State Highway 135 and FM 1252
One Mile N of I-20
15 miles SW of Longview the county seat
8 miles S of Gladewater
6 miles NW of Kilgore
24 miles NE of Tyler
Population: 2,351 (2010) 1,935 (2000)

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TX sign  - Welcome to Hog Eye Texas
Welcome to Hog Eye Texas
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, July 2011

History in a Pecan Shell

Settled prior to the Civil War, Liberty City was spread over an expanse of land. Outlying areas of the settlement were known by several names, including Goforth. A post office was applied for under the name of Sabine and rejected. Re-submitted with the new name of Hog Eye, it was granted and then abruptly closed. In the 1930s the name was changed to Liberty City (with no explanation). 1940 found the town with its own school, a store and a church.

After World War II Liberty City increased population, reaching nearly 1,400 by the late 1970s. The 1990 census reported a population of 1,607 which increased to just over 1,900 for 2000.
Texas - Liberty City Historical Marker
Liberty City Historical Marker
on old 135-Gladewater Hwy., 4 miles N of Kilgore
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, July 2011
Historical Marker:

LIBERTY CITY

Historic rural community in oil-rich Gregg County. Settled before Civil War. Has also been known as Sabine, Mount Moriah, McCrary's Chapel, Goforth and Hog Eye (for an early settler with an "eye" for hogs). Present name adopted in early days of famous East Texas oil boom.

Area served by Sabine School district, established 1893; an example of excellent schools in county. Also crossed by great system of improved, all weather county roads-- finest in state. Center of farming, livestock raising. Has fine churches, park and community meeting places.
Liberty City TX - New Mt Calvary Baptist Church
Liberty City New Mt Calvary Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barcly Gibson, 2007
Liberty City New Mt Calvary Baptist Church marker
Photo courtesy Barcly Gibson, 2007
Liberty City TX - First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, July 2011
Liberty City TX- Mcary's Chapel United Methodist Church
United Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, July 2011
TX sign  - Welcome to Liberty City
Welcome to Liberty City
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, July 2011
Liberty City TX sign  - Yall come back
"Yall come back"
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, July 2011
Liberty City TX - Soda Shop
Soda Shoppe & Blue Bell Ice Cream
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, July 2011
Liberty City TX - Soda Shoppe Ice Cream Parlor
Ice Cream Parlor
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, July 2011
Liberty City TX - Ten Commandments
Ten Commandments
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, July 2011
More Texas Signs
Liberty City TX - Red tin barn
Red tin barn
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, July 2011
Liberty City TX - Water Tower
Liberty City Water Tower
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, July 2011
Liberty City TX - Water Tower
Water Tower
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, July 2011
More Texas Water Towers
Gregg  County TX 1907 postal map
Gregg County 1907 postal map showing Hogeye
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Take a road trip

Liberty City, Texas Nearby Towns:
Longview the county seat
Gladewater
Kilgore
Tyler
See Gregg County | East Texas

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