Liberty in Liberty County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Trinity River
Steamboats stimulated thriving commerce in southeast Texas. In 1838, the Branch T. Archer became the first to navigate the Trinity. A meat-packing plant was established in the early 1840s by the English firm Jones & Co. at Liberty Landing. Barrels of meat were processed and shipped to Galveston for transport to the West Indies. Stern-wheel and side-wheel steamers were propelled by current or poling, carrying passengers and cargo on as many as four decks.
During the Civil War, Alabama-Coushatta Indians transported military supplies
Supporters of navigation formed the Trinity River Canal Association in 1930 to lobby Congress for flood control and conservation. In 1955, the Trinity River Authority was created by the State to develop and maintain a comprehensive plan for water resources and services to the citizens in the Trinity River basin.
Erected 1969 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9690.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 30° 3.446′ N, 94° 48.967′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Texas, in Liberty County. Marker is on U.S. 90, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located just east of the Trinity River bridge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 422 US-90, Liberty TX 77575, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lallemand, Riguad and Other French Settlers (here, next to this marker); Site of Liberty's Ursuline Convent (approx. one mile away); Seven Pines (approx. one mile away); Plaza Iglesia Parroquial (approx. 1.1 miles away); James B. Woods (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ott Hotel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Plaza Constitucional (approx. 1.1 miles away); Col. Edward Bradford Pickett (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
More about this marker. This marker was originally placed in 1969 and was restored, with new text, in 2017.
Also see . . . Trinity River - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 7, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 7, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.