Now: 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.

Then: 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. 1)Page 601, New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States. Baldwin, Thomas and J. Thomas, M.D., Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Grambo, & Co., 1854.

Liberty County Georgia Genealogy Resources

If there are any categories that you would like to see brought forth on this page then please feel free to email me or submit the info for posting. This page is for everyone and all information is welcomed.

Links to mailing lists and other important resources for the Liberty County area.

Our name is Dennis Partridge and Judy White and together we are hosting this county for AHGP.

This site is a member of The American History and Genealogy Project (AHGP), an unincorporated not-for-profit network of independent sites devoted to History & Genealogy, and covering North American Countries and Territories. For more information about our group, including how you can join us, please see our About page.

References   [ + ]

1.Page 601, New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States. Baldwin, Thomas and J. Thomas, M.D., Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Grambo, & Co., 1854.