Liberty County is a county situated in the state of Texas. Liberty is also the name of the county’s seat. The county was originally founded in 1831 and was officially organized six years later in 1837. The county and the city are both named for the American ideal of liberty. The northern portion of the county is covered by the dense forest of the Big Thicket. Some of the top sights and tourist attractions situated in Liberty County are Gillard-Duncan House, Trinity Valley Exposition Fair & Rodeo, Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge, and Great Texas Wildlife Trails.