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Liberty in Liberty County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Homesite of George Orr

 
 
Homesite of George Orr Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, April 22, 2018
1. Homesite of George Orr Marker
Inscription.  George Orr first came to Texas in 1813 as a member of the Gutierrez-Magee Expedition. He returned in 1821 with his family and established a home at this site on the Old Atascosito Road. The Orr home was an important stopping place for travelers. Orr served several terms as alcalde of the Atascosito District and participated in the dedication of Fort Anahuac in 1831. He died in 1835, prior to Texas Independence, but his contributions to the settlement of this area helped pave the way for future colonization. The Orr home was razed about 1882.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9679.)
 
Location. 30° 5.435′ N, 94° 45.547′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Texas, in Liberty County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 1011 and North Main Street (State Highway 146), on the right when traveling north on Highway 1011. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Liberty TX 77575, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Liberty Bicentennial Observance (here, next to this marker); Atascosito (here,
Three Markers Located at Hwy. 146 & FM 1011 image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, April 22, 2018
2. Three Markers Located at Hwy. 146 & FM 1011
next to this marker); Liberty County (approx. 2.4 miles away); Liberty Methodist Church (approx. 3 miles away); Mexican Hill (approx. 3.1 miles away); Plaza de Carcel y Casas de Correccion (approx. 3.1 miles away); Commercial Corner (approx. 3.1 miles away); Tarver Abstract Company (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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