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Welcome to Liberty ...

The town of Liberty is located in Amite County<1> and is the County Seat for Amite County.

The location of Liberty has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Liberty has a population of 667 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Liberty.

Liberty is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Liberty lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Liberty: (601) and (769)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Liberty had an population of 667 people. This is a decrease of 8.38% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.37% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Liberty had a population of 728 people (or 5.54% of the total population of Amite County). This makes Liberty the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Liberty represents 0.02% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 181st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 728 people, the population of Liberty increased 15.01% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 633 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Liberty.

Adding Liberty to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Liberty in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Liberty elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Liberty on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Liberty ...

While we believe that this Liberty is located in Amite County, we know of another 4 Mississippi communities named Liberty. Those communities are located in the following counties: Covington, Kemper, Newton and Winston County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 127 communities that are also named Liberty - they are located in Alabama (7), Arizona, Arkansas (5), California (2), Colorado (4), Delaware, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Idaho (2), Illinois (4), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky (7), Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan (2), Missouri (3), Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico (3), New York, North Carolina (4), Ohio (5), Oklahoma (6), Oregon (3), Pennsylvania (4), Rhode Island, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Tennessee (17), Texas (10), Utah (2), Virginia (6), Washington (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Liberty.

Communities near Liberty ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Liberty.

  • Centreville [Amite County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centreville
    • Centreville [Amite County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Liberty
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,424 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centreville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centreville<7>
  • Gloster [Amite County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloster
    • Gloster [Amite County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Liberty
    • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gloster<7>
  • Crosby [Amite County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
    • Crosby [Amite County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Liberty
    • Estimated population in 2019: 276 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crosby<7>
  • Brookside [Amite County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookside
    • Brookside [Amite County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Liberty
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookside
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gillsburg [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillsburg
      • Gillsburg [Amite County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Liberty
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillsburg
    • McElveen [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McElveen
      • McElveen [Amite County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Liberty
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McElveen
    • Woodland [East Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [East Feliciana Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Liberty
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
    • Coleman Town [Saint Helena Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coleman Town
      • Coleman Town [Saint Helena Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Liberty
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coleman Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coleman Town
    • Bear Town [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Town
      • Bear Town [Pike County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the east of Liberty
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Town
    • Magnolia [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Pike County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the east of Liberty
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Liberty. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Liberty.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Liberty. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Liberty.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Liberty. See our Newspapers Page for Liberty.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Liberty ...

Looking for more information about Liberty? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Liberty, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Liberty.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Liberty. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Amite, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Liberty.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Liberty - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Liberty) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Liberty. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Liberty

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Liberty. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1610, Longitude: -90.8008       In this case, the coordinates for Liberty have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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