Liberty in Liberty County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
January 25, 1803
Died at Liberty, Texas, April 20 1878
An officer at the Siege of Bexar and
at San Jacinto
1837 appointed by Congress Surveyor
of Liberty County
1841, Colonel of the 2nd Regiment
of the 2nd Brigade of the
Republic of Texas
1867, member of the
7th State Legislature
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 9660.)
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 January 25, 1803.
Location. 30° 3.802′ N, 94° 48.17′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Texas, in Liberty County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bowie Street and Grand Avenue. The marker is located at the southern section of the City Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Bowie Street, 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. Cornelius de Vore (here, next to this marker); Milton Ashley HardinCity Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Catholic Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Liberty's Ursuline Convent (approx. 0.4 miles away); Seven Pines (approx. 0.4 miles away); Plaza Iglesia Parroquial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Plaza Constitucional (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
Also see . . . Hardin, Benjamin Franklin (1803–1878).
Hardin, who discontinued writing his first name in later years, was one of the Hardin brothers who, with their father, escaped into Texas after their feud with a prominent family in Maury County left two dead. Because their adversaries held various offices there, including one who was prosecuting attorney, the Hardins thought they would not receive a fair trail for murder; nevertheless, the Tennessee governor managed to have Franklin arrested and held at La Bahía (present Goliad), Texas, but when Tennessee officers failed to come for him, he was released, and he and his brothers were free to continue their services in Texas. Source: The Handbook(Submitted on April 18, 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.
— Submitted April 19, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 19, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.