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LIBERTY HILL WEBPAGE


Within this webpage, you'll find interesting information and photos of the Liberty Hill area. You'll also find links to local points of interest, local news, information about local businesses, school and non-profit organizations, and generally what's happening in the Liberty Hill area. The Liberty Hill area is rich in history and provides a unique shopping experience in buildings constructed centries ago.

MORE LIBERTY HILL LINKS


New Liberty Hill Lutheran mission church. This exciting new church is located in the A-A-A storage buildings across HW 29 from the car wash.


History of Liberty Hill-the prehistoric era


Liberty Hill Settlement (early 1850's)


History of the Liberty Hill Stage Coach Stop (1852)


The Founding of New Liberty Hill (1882)


Historic Liberty Hill Cemetery Listing.


History of Cedar Park


Historic Liberty Hill Cemetery Listing.


History of Leander and Bagdad


FORT TUMBLEWEED SHOPPING LINKS




Own a piece of the Texas Reveria!



16-acre Horse Ranch Available near Georgetown, Texas





Old West Saddles



Vintage Cowboy and Old West Collectibles



Index of Vintage Buckle Catalogs



Western Handbags




Civil War Collectibles




Navajo Rugs, Native Baskets



North American Indian Collectibles



North American Indian Beadwork



Pioneer Relics and Antiques



Vintage Cowboy and Old West Collectibles



Index of Vintage Buckle Catalogs



New Western Belts





Tomahawks, Knives, Antlers, Arrowheads, Crafts, Horns, and Snake Skins




Teddy Bear World


Texana Books, Republic of Texas Days


Old West Books


North American Indian Books


Coca Cola, Disney, and related Collectibles


Fort Tumbleweed's Christmas Catalog



Native American Jewelry.



Timeless Gifts Catalog (crystals, gemstones, fossils, misc)





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Great Old West Links


Historic Liberty Hill Cemetery Listing.






Historic Liberty Hill Cemetery Listing.



Williamson County Post Office Information Page

Liberty Hill ISD Web Site


Williamson County Government Offices


Hill Country Flyer


BIRTHDAY OR ANNIVERSARY COMING UP- Order your own customized birthday newspaper


Need Help with Your Website?.



Artifact and Antique Appraisal



Tomahawks, Craft Supplies


Teddy Bear World



Land For Sale Near Texas 130



Vintage Cowboy and Old West Collectibles



Old West Saddles



Own a Piece of Boomtown, USA



Vintage Cowboy and Old West Collectibles



Index of Vintage Buckle Catalogs



New Western Belts





Tomahawks, Knives, Antlers, Arrowheads, Crafts, Horns, and Snake Skins



Turn your screen into a camera.


Pauline Reese-Fantastic Country Western Singer from Burnet, Texas,


Texana Books, Republic of Texas Days


Old West Books


North American Indian Books


Handcrafted Rock Art


Coca Cola, Disney, and related Collectibles


Fort Tumbleweed's Christmas Catalog



Civil War Collectibles



Books About the Civil War


Indian and Cowboy Western Art


Indian and Cowboy Western Wear


North American Native Indian Books


Joe Johns Western Swing Website


More Great Links.




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Within this webpage, you'll find interesting information and photos of the area. You'll also find links to local points of interest, local news, information about local businesses, school and non-profit organizations, and generally what's happening in the Liberty Hill area. This area is rich in history and provides a unique shopping experience in buildings constructed centries ago.



If you'd like to add information, photos, or interesting antidotes about early-day or modern Liberty Hill, send me an email (lenkubiak.geo@yahoo.com)

or write me:

Len Kubiak
1264 FM2116
Rockdale, Texas 76567.








FOR GREAT DEALS ON INDIAN AND OLD WEST RELICS, INDIAN AND OLD WEST BOOKS, VINTAGE BELT BUCKLES, COKE COLLECTIBLES, AND OTHER GREAT GIFT IDEAS, SEE LINKS ALONG THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE!



Liberty Hill, founded in 1853, combines living history with a unique shopping experience. Shop in a number of businesses housed in early-day Texas buildings for such items as Texas arts and crafts, collectibles, groceries, get a back adjustment, or visit the Veterans Park.

Drop by and worship with us at one of our many area churches.


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).




ABOUT THE CITY OF LIBERTY HILL

Liberty Hill is out on the western edge of Williamson County.The county was founded in 1848 and named for Robert M. Williamson, veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto. Settlers began arriving in the hill country in the late 1840's. 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.

By the late 1870's, a new Methodist Church and school was errected near the railroad tracks and a new Liberty Hill town evolved in the 1880's with the founding of the Liberty Normal and Business College (opened in September 6, 1886, new Mason's Lodge, and numerous businesses including newspapers, blacksmith and Livery Stable, several general mercantile stores, and other churches in the area that is now downtown Liberty Hill.


Clara Bowmer, graduate of Liberty Normal and Business College of Liberty Hill in the late 1800's.

Over the decades, businesses came and went, the college burned down, the cotton industry declines and by the 1970's, the town of Liberty Hill was in a period of decline.

Then the town received new life as Liberty Hill received a substantial grant and artisans from all over the world set to work creating works of art. Leonard Kubiak purchased the old Liberty Hill site and began restoration of the original buildings and opened the site up to the public.

Then with continued growth in the area fueled by the hi-tech boom in Austin, the town was ready to enter the 21st century.

On January 16, 1999, Liberty Hill voted to incorporate with the first election for council held in March of 1999. Nathan Wetzel was elected first mayor of Liberty Hill. The current population is approximately 1409.





PRESERVATION ACTIVITIES AT THE ORIGINAL VILLAGE OF LIBERTY HILL


Over the years, most of the buildings from the original village of Liberty Hill were lost but the John T. and Amelia Bryson home, barn and out structures remained intact until the 1970's when Leonard Kubiak of Round Rock purchased the property and began restoring operations with the help of his two sons, Randall and John Kubiak. In 1978, the original Liberty Hill Site was listed on the National Register of historic property and in 1982 was listed in the Texas Register of Historic Property. Many thanks to two fine ladies who have passed over to the other side: Myretta Matthews and Faye Bryson Richardson. Faye completed a painted of the Bryson Stage Stop that hangs in the entryway to the old Bryson home (now housing the Old StageCoach Stop, a museum store at Fort Tumbleweed out on west HW29).







SCHOOL AND TOUR GROUP
LIVING HISTORY TOURS

On an appointment basis, we conduct living history tours for school children and other history-minded tour groups (we like to limit the size of each tour group to 30, or less). We can take you back into the 1800's with a log cabin filled with primitive tools, tour a dirt-floor museum barm filled with relics of a bygone era, and visit the historic "downtown" area.



Fort Tumbleweed Log Cabin Dating Back to the Days of the Texas Republic


The Old Stage Coach Shop museum store, located in the historic Bryson Home (circa 1852). This shop has been in continuous operation at the Liberty Hill pioneer settlement site for the past 25 years and features an extensive collection of Indian and Old West era collectibles and artifacts. The shop is open most weekends from 10:30AM to 6:00 PM.
The Old Stagecoach Shop


This interesting old building from the 1800's with it's old covered porches offers cool shade and a gentle breeze on the hottest of Liberty Hill summer days.




For more information on the history tours, see: Information about Liberty Hill History Tours.





RECENT LIBERTY HILL DEVELOPMENTS



Lion's Foundation Park (next to the Liberty Hill Fire Department) had their official dedication in August of 2003 and has been heavily used for all kinds of activities ever since. Makes you wonder how Liberty Hill got along without the park for so long!

Lions members provide relief in time of disaster and offer long-term assistance to those in need. Lions collect and recycle eyeglasses for distribution in developing countries and treat millions of people to prevent river blindness. Lions improve the quality of life in their local communities by building parks, supporting hospitals and establishing water treatment programs.

If you haven't had a chance to experience these great facilities for our youth, drive by the park.





LIBERTY HILL AREA BUSINESSES, CHURCHES AND CLUBS




Liberty Hill Volunteer Fire Department and EMS



The Liberty Hill Public Library is a non-profit, volunteer organization. On November 5, 2003, the Liberty Hill Library District comes up for a vote to add one-fourth of a cent per dollar to our existing sales tax.

The Liberty Hill Public Library phone number is (512)515-7723.





The Liberty Hill Independent newspaper, owned by husband and wife team Dan and Diane Pogue, has been in business since October 1987.

The Liberty Hill Independent Newspaper Website


The Liberty Hill Community Theatre is a non-profit, volunteer organization involved in producing, and performing live plays that challenge and develop skills while providing audiences with stimulation and enjoyment. The threatre is a family oriented organization that allows the youth of Liberty Hill to participate and learn about theater.





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












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