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Historical Markers in Liberty Hill, Texas

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Georgetown is the county seat for Williamson County
Liberty Hill is in Williamson County
      Williamson County (235)  
      Bastrop County (77)  
      Bell County (163)  
      Burnet County (77)  
      Lee County (32)  
      Milam County (56)  
      Travis County (505)  
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1Texas, Williamson County, Liberty Hill — 9038 — Bryson Stagecoach Stop
John T. Bryson (d. 1894) and his wife Amelia (d. 1897), prominent early settlers of the Liberty Hill community, constructed this home in the 1850s. Built on a frame of notched and fitted hewn cedar logs and featuring chimneys of native stone, the . . . Map (db m2510) HM
2Texas, Williamson County, Liberty Hill — 15057 — Connell Cemetery
Alabama native Sampson Connell, Jr. (b. 1822) came to Texas with his family in 1834. Sampson, his father, and his brother participated at the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. For his efforts, Sampson received a land grant in Washington County. He . . . Map (db m92902) HM
3Texas, Williamson County, Liberty Hill — 13922 — First Baptist Church of Liberty Hill
Successor to Zion Baptist Church and the Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Christ, which merged 1854, and met in a brush arbor or in Silent Grove School, 4 miles to the west. When Austin & Northwestern Railroad was built, Liberty Hill . . . Map (db m101702) HM
4Texas, Williamson County, Liberty Hill — 9096 — Gabriel Mills Reported missing
Samuel Mather settled here in 1849, building a grist mill on the North San Gabriel in 1852. John G. Stewart opened a store near the mill. A small log cabin was in use by 1854 for church, school and lodge meetings. A post office was established in . . . Map (db m125511) HM
5Texas, Williamson County, Liberty Hill — 9105 — Hopewell Cemetery
Pioneers who settled here in the 1840s and established the town of Hopewell faced many hardships, including Indian raids. Wofford and Mary Johnson and their daughter were killed by Comanches nearby in 1863. They were buried at this site near the . . . Map (db m4257) HM
6Texas, Williamson County, Liberty Hill — 9295 — John G. Matthews(March 3, 1824 - November 4, 1903)
Tennessee native John Giles Matthews came to Texas with his parents in 1839 and settled in the new town of Austin. A Ranger for the Republic of Texas, Matthews served in the Mexican War and the Civil War before moving to Williamson County in 1870. . . . Map (db m77946) HM
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7Texas, Williamson County, Liberty Hill — 9296 — John G. Matthews House
After coming to Texas with his parents in 1840, John G. Matthews (1824-1903) joined a Ranger company and fought in the Mexican War (1846-48). He married Nancy Leanorah Carothers (1838-93) and in 1872 built this hand-hewn native limestone house, . . . Map (db m42778) HM
8Texas, Williamson County, Liberty Hill — 9290 — Liberty Hill Cemetery
Weathered gravestones show usage of this spot for burials since 1852, when the earliest settlers were establishing homes in area. The first formal grant of land here as a community burial ground was made by John T. and Amelia Edwards Bryson in 1875, . . . Map (db m101703) HM
9Texas, Williamson County, Liberty Hill — 9291 — Liberty Hill Masonic Hall
Chartered in 1875, Liberty Hill Lodge No. 432, A. F. & A. M., met first in the Methodist church. When this building was finished in 1883, the Masons purchased the top floor for their lodge hall and built an exterior wooden stairway to the room. . . . Map (db m101699) HM
10Texas, Williamson County, Liberty Hill — 9292 — Liberty Hill Methodist Church
Founded 1854 (1.5 mi. NW of here). Construction of 3-story building of native stone for use of the church, school, and Masonic lodge was begun in 1870 on land given by T. S. Snyder. Upper stories were removed and choir space added in 1905; wings . . . Map (db m101698) HM
11Texas, Williamson County, Liberty Hill — 9093 — Manuel Flores
In this vicinity, Manuel Flores, an emissary of the Mexican government, with a small group of men conveying ammunition to the Indians on the Lampasas River, was surprised by Rangers under Lieutenant J. O. Rice in May, 1839, and killed.Map (db m101696) HM
12Texas, Williamson County, Liberty Hill — 9329 — Rock House Community
A pioneer agricultural community of Williamson County, this site was first settled in the late 1840s by Uriah H. Anderson, a native of Tennessee who received a land grant here from the state of Texas. By 1857 a rural school was in operation and . . . Map (db m24935) HM
13Texas, Williamson County, Liberty Hill — 12299 — Site of Concord School
First settled in the 1850s, this area boasted a school named Clear Creek by 1857. Concord School was established in nearby Brizendine Mills in 1883. By 1888 the Concord School was located in the Bear Creek settlement, succeeding the Clear Creek . . . Map (db m101704) HM
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14Texas, Williamson County, Liberty Hill — 12998 — Stubblefield Building
Erected in 1871, this structure of hand-cut native limestone is perhaps the oldest still standing in Liberty Hill. It was built by S. P. Stubblefield (1824-1902). A native of Alabama and veteran of the Mexican War (1846-48), and owned by his . . . Map (db m101701) HM
15Texas, Williamson County, Liberty Hill — 15115 — Union Hall Independent Missionary Baptist Church of Christ
Five families withdrew from the Liberty Hill Baptist Church to form an independent missionary Baptist church of Christ in 1888. The Rev. G.W. Capps was called as the first pastor. A one room schoolhouse was soon erected on donated land. Housing . . . Map (db m25250) HM
16Texas, Williamson County, Liberty Hill — 9343 — William O. Spencer(September 2, 1810 - September 20, 1896)
Illinois native William O. Spencer moved to Bastrop County, Texas, with his wife, Amy Wilcoxen, in 1847. In 1853, Amy died and Spencer settled on the frontier in Williamson County. He named the Liberty Hill post office he had persuaded U.S. . . . Map (db m77979) HM
17Texas, Williamson County, Liberty Hill — 12310 — Williams-Buck Cemetery
Legend surrounds the first years of this burial ground. Local oral history relates that among the earliest graves are those of a slave called Willie Osborne and an unknown Native American. Members of the Stephens family, ambushed by Indians in . . . Map (db m24957) HM
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Feb. 4, 2023