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Welcome to the Liberty Hill, Texas old photos and stories page, a work in progress!

If you have a biography to share and have some old Liberty Hill photos, or interesting antidotes about early-day or modern Liberty Hill, send me an email or write me: Len Kubiak, 1509 Julianas Way, Liberty Hill, Texas 78613.

Within this webpage, you'll find interesting information and photos of the area.






Bryson Family Reunion, 1894






Liberty Hill School, All Classes, 1896






Historic Liberty Hill Methodist Church (New Church built in the 1870's; original 1850's version was a log cabin that served as frontier Church, School, and meeting place).


HISTORY OF LIBERTY HILL


By 1850, a frontier village was established along the military trail (previously called the Comanche Trace and later named HW29) by settlers from Tennessee and South Carolina. The town was officially recognized in 1853 when a post office was assigned with W.O. Spencer as the first postmaster.

The original Liberty Hill settlement included a combination Methodist Church and school (in a log cabin structure), a stage coach stop (Bryson Place) and blacksmith, the post office, a trading post, and a pony express station.



LIBERTY HILL HISTORY FROM ONE OF OUR READERS, PAT WYNN





My grandfather was born in Liberty Hill as were all eight of his brothers and sisters. Great granddad arrived as a boy of 16 in 1852, married Nancy Russell who was only 10 when she arrived in Liberty Hill in 1855 from South Carolina. Great Granddad was Andrew Jackson Miller but preferred to be called Jack. One of his brothers, William Carroll Miller married “Hulda” Bryson, the daughter of John and Amanda Bryson. Another brother, John T. Miller, married Eliza Ann Spencer, the daughter of W. O. Spencer, the town’s first postmaster.

My great granddad was one of the charter members of the Masonic Lodge there in town. Granddad’s sister, Mary “Mollie” Miller married Caswell Baker, another pioneer who reputedly shot his brother John Calvin for reasons we’re all still trying to figure out!

I’m probably related to at least a third of those people that are sleeping in the Old Liberty Hill Cemetery, and probably most of the Bakers that are still around town. I’ve written to the Genealogy Library in Round Rock inquiring about a complete listing for the cemetery. Following is their reply:

"Besides, there being the 4 volume Wmson Co cemtery bks that were done by the Historical Commission, the Liberty Hill Cemetery Association also did a listing titled, "Liberty Hill Cemetery, A Brief History and Roster of Burials." The date on it is 1984 and lists Myreta Matthews as secretary for the association. I couldn't find their address or any addl info but I am including a link to the Liberty Hill Public Library website, http://lhpc.tripod.com/. They are pretty new but hopefully will be able to help you contact this group.

I did look for A J Miller and Nancy Miller. The book says A.J. Miller 1836 1903 Location: OC 11 c; Nancy Miller 1845 1925 Location: OC 11 c. There in the same plot or area, is Walter A. Miller 1882 1902 Location: OC 11 c.

Thank you.

Pat Wynn




For more information about the history of the Liberty Hill region, see the following:


Early-Day History of Texas from Prehistoric Times to Texas Statehood
A Brief History of Liberty Hill from it's founding in the 1850's to present day
Founding of the Liberty Hill Settlement in the 1850's
History of the Bryson Stage Coach Stop (1852)
Historic Liberty Hill Cemetery
History and Genealogy of Williamson County, Texas










Come back often. We'll be adding more news as events develop. If you have a news worthy story or photo that you'd like to share, send me an email. Thanks

Len Kubiak



Mason's Lodge in Liberty Hill (1883)

A Texas Historical Marker on the front of the Mason's Lodge in down town Liberty Hill bears the following inscription, " 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. This native stone structure was erected by Scottish-born John Munro, who operated a hardware store below the Masonic Hall. The Lodge bought the first floor from his heirs in 1945 and often use it as a community meeting place".

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1976

Liberty Hill Masons Lodge





LEONARD KUBIAK's TEXAS HISTORY WEB PAGES

Prehistoric History of the Liberty Hill Region
Liberty Hill Settlement in the 1850's
History of the Liberty Hill Stage Coach Stop (1852)
Liberty Hill -Then and Now
The Founding of New Liberty Hill (1882)
History of Reagan, Texas
History of Busksnort and Marlin, Texas
Sam Houston-Early-day Texas History
Officers and Men of the Republic of Texas
General George Custer
Generals Robert E. Lee and U.S. Grant
Famous Sam Bass Outlaw Gang
Indian Treaty Signed With the Comanches, Kiowas, and Apaches in 1867
Governor John Conally, Another Tall Texan
Important Documents of Early-Day Texas
Battle of San Jacinto-Victory for the Republic of Texas Army
History of Rockdale, Milam County, Texas
Military Forts in Early Day Texas
History of Cedar Springs, Wilderville, and Rosebud, pioneer communities in Falls County, Texas
Blueridge Cemetery Roll, Falls County, Texas
History of Bremond and Wootan Wells, Robertson County, Texas
Waite (Reagan)Cemetery Listing
Blue Ridge (Reagan)Cemetery Listing
Hog Island (Reagan) Cemetery Listing
Johnson (Reagan)Cemetery Listing
Powers/McCaleb(Reagan)Cemetery Listing
Historic Liberty Hill Cemetery Listing.
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