Liberty County was formed by the Constitution on February 5, 1777 from the original parishes of St. Andrew, St. James and St. Paul. It was the sixth county formed in the state of Georgia out of eight original counties that were created on the same date. According to the Census of 2000, Liberty County has grown to over 60,000 inhabitants and covers an area of 519 square miles.


LIBERTY, a county in the S. E. part of Georgia, bordering on the Atlantic ocean, contains about 700 square miles. It is drained by the Medway and Newport rivers, and the Altamaha river washes its S. W. border. The surface is level; the soil is mostly sandy and sterile. The staples are cotton, rice, maize, oats, and oranges. In 1850 this county produced 1883 bales of cotton; 114,310 bushels of corn; 2122 of oats, and 115,119 of sweet potatoes. It contained 1 wheelwright's shop, 1 turpentine distillery, 2 saw mills, 10 churches; 151 pupils attending public schools, and 95 attending academies or other schools. Among the forest-trees are the pine, cypress, magnolia, and palmetto. Marl is found in several places. Capital (County Seat) is Hinesville. Pop. 7926, of whom 2018 were free; 5908, slaves. Page 601, New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States. Baldwin, Thomas and J. Thomas, M.D., Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Grambo, & Co., 1854



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