Liberty is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. The population was 8,397 at the 2010 census. It serves as the seat of Liberty County.
Liberty, Texas is the county seat of Liberty and the third oldest town in Texas. Texas heroes William B. Travis, Sam Houston, and David Burnet all practiced law in Liberty. Three brothers from Liberty died at the Alamo, while some 50 Liberty citizens fought in the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836 when Texas won its independence. Liberty is located onU.S. Highway 90 in the south central part of Liberty County and the Houston, Texas Metropolitan Area. The site is in a major oil and gas production area served primarily by the Union Pacific Railroad. Liberty once stood at the head of navigation, both steamboat and barge, on the Trinity River.