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LIBERTY CITY , TEXAS

Gregg County, East Texas
State Highway 135 and FM 1252
One Mile N of I-20
9 Miles NW of Kilgore
NE of Tyler
Population: 1,935 (2000)

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Liberty City New Mt Calvary Baptist Church
Liberty City New Mt Calvary Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barcly Gibson, 2007

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.
Liberty City New Mt Calvary Baptist Church marker
Photo courtesy Barcly Gibson, 2007
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