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Liberty County is a county located in the state of Georgia. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 63,453. Liberty County was
created on February 5, 1777. The county
Hinesville. The county is named in honor of Named in
honor of the noted patriotism of the citizens of Midway in their support
of the cause of colonial independence.
Liberty County is part of the Hinesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Savannah-Hinesville-Statesboro, GA Combined Statistical Area.
The county name honors Lyman Hall and Button Gwinnett of Midway, who were Georgia's first delegates to the Continental Congress and signers of the Declaration of Independence.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Liberty County was created in 1777 from the colonial parishes of St. Andrews, St. James, and St. John. The land that made up these parishes was originally held by the Creek Indians. The county's name honors Lyman Hall and Button Gwinnett of Midway, who were Georgia's first delegates to the
Continental Congress and signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Although not born in Georgia, Lyman Hall moved to present day Liberty County to serve as a physician to the settlers. Elected Governor in 1783, Hall became the first in that office to exercise strong executive leadership. An advocate of public schools, Hall helped to charter the University of Georgia.
The county's historical sites include the Midway Museum, located in a typical 18th-century house; the Dorchester Church built in 1854; and Fort Morris.
Almost half of Liberty County's usable land area is occupied by the US Army installation, Fort Stewart.
Naturalist, mathematician and scholar Louis LeConte, for whom the LeConte pear was named, resided in Liberty County. His home is now the site of the LeConte Botanical Gardens.
Button Gwinnett, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, was from St. Catherine's Island in Liberty County.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 603 square miles (1,560 km2), of which 490 square miles (1,300 km2) is land and 113 square miles (290 km2) (18.7%) is water.
Liberty county is located in southeast Georgia. The county is in the Ogeechee River basin.
Bordering counties are as follows: