Do you know how Liberty County got its name?

It was named for the American ideal of liberty.

There are 13 communities in Liberty County with Hinesville being the county seat since 1837.

Some of the most distinguished men in the public life of our nation descended from the early settlers of Liberty County. It has produced two signers of the Declaration of Independence (Lyman Hall and Button Gwinnett), two generals of the America Revolutionary War (James Screven and Daniel Stewart), one President of the United States (Theodore Roosevelt, descendent of Daniel Stewart), and the wife of another President (Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, granddaughter of Rev. I. S. K. Axson. One of the early pastors of the Midway Church was the father of the famous poet, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes. From the LeConte Plantation near Riceboro came two famous scientists, John and Louis LeConte, who helped establish the University of California.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 603 square miles, of which 490 square miles is land and 113 square miles (18.7%) is water.

The eastern and southern portion of Liberty County is located in the Ogeechee Coastal sub-basin of the Ogeechee River basin. The northern and western portion of the county is located in the Canoochee River sub-basin of the Ogeechee River basin.