Liberty County, Texas

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Liberty County, Texas

Liberty County is located on the Coastal Plains east of Houston. Land features 60% pine and hardwood timber with sandy, loam, and black soils. It is bisected by the Trinity River. Local economy consists of agribusiness, chemical plants, varied manufacturing, tourism, forest industries, prisons, and many residence the work in Houston.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $7.7M
Total Listings 108
Avg. Days On Market 187
Avg. Price/SQFT $693

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Where is Liberty County, Texas?

  • Liberty County, bisected by the Trinity River, is on U.S. Highway 90 halfway between Beaumont and Houston. This part of Southeast Texas is in the Coastal Prairie. The center point of the county, which comprises 1,174 square miles, is at 30°11' north latitude and 94°50' west longitude, near the Trinity River and the Hardin oilfield. The altitude varies from twenty to 200 feet.
  • As of the 2010 census, the population was 75,653. The county was created in 1831 as a municipality in Mexico and organized as a county in 1837. It is named for the popular American ideal of liberty. Liberty County is included in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Adjacent Counties

  • Polk County (north)
  • Hardin County (east)
  • Jefferson County (southeast)
  • Chambers County (south)
  • Harris County (southwest)
  • Montgomery County (west)
  • San Jacinto County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Liberty County

  • The Big Thicket National Preserve, in the northern part of the county, provides recreation with its several lakesThe county celebrates the Mayhaw Festival at Hull and Daisetta in April and May, andthe Trinity Valley Exposition and County Fair at Liberty in October. Historical markers in the county are placed at the La Bahía Road crossing on the Trinity, at the site of Old Atascosito three miles northeast of Liberty, and at the site of Champ d'Asile.

  • Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge was established on January 4, 1994 with an initial purchase of 4,400 acres. Since that time, the refuge has acquired additional acreage which now totals 30,000 acres. The primary purpose of establishing this refuge is to protect a portion of the bottomland hardwood forest ecosystem along the Trinity River located in southeastern Texas. The refuge, which is a remnant of what was once a much larger natural area is a broad flat floodplain made up of numerous sloughs, oxbow lakes, artesian wells, and tributaries.

  • The Big Thicket is the name given to a somewhat imprecise region of a heavily-forested area of Southeast Texas in the United States. It is a highly biodiverse area for a temperate region, which has been described as "America's Ark" and the "Biological Crossroads of North America".

Farming and Ranching in Liberty County 

  • The climate is subtropical and humid, the annual rainfall averages 51.15 inches, and the temperature ranges from a minimum of 40° F in January to a maximum of 94° in July. The northern fourth of the county is part of the Big Thicket, a once-impenetrable wilderness wooded with pine, oak, ash, hickory, cypress, and walnut. Today, this area is covered with loblolly, shortleaf, longleaf, and slash pines, hardwoods including oak, hickory, and maple, shrubs, Indian grass, and native legumes.

  •  In 2002 the county had 1,596 farms and ranches covering 304,574 acres, 51 percent of which were devoted to crops, 34 percent to crops, and 13 percent to woodlands. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $20,938,000; crop sales accounted for $11,255,000 of the total. Beef cattle, rice, nursery plants, corn, hay, and sorghum were the chief agricultural products. Over 10,599,000 cubic feet of pinewood, and over 3,917,000 cubic feet of hardwood, were harvested in the county in 2003.
 

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