Liberty in Liberty County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Augustine Blackburn Hardin
Declaration of Independence
Born in Georgia
Died July 27, 1871
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 9658.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 27, 1871.
Location. 30° 6.077′ N, 94° 45.96′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Texas, in Liberty County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1011, one mile north of North Main Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located in the eastern section of the Hardin Cemetery. 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 walking distance of this marker. William Hardin (a few steps from this marker); Benjamin Watson Hardin (a few steps from this marker); Price Daniel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gillard-Duncan HouseAtascosito (approx. 0.8 miles away); Liberty Bicentennial Observance (approx. 0.8 miles away); Homesite of George Orr (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
Also see . . . Hardin, Augustine Blackburn (1797–1871).
Augustine Hardin's wife had an affair with Isaac Newton Porter, of which Porter bragged publicly. Augustine and his brothers met Porter and William Williamson in Columbia on October 1, 1825; during the confrontation that followed, Augustine fatally shot Porter, and his brother Benjamin Franklin Hardin killed Williamson. In order to avoid arrest and possible conviction, Augustine, after returning his unfaithful wife and son to her family, left for Texas. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on April 16, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
1. State of Texas 1936 Historical Marker
This marker is a part of the State of Texas Historical markers for the War of Texas Independence. It also has information about the marker from the Atlas of Texas Historical sites including a Texas State marker number.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.