Seven Pines

Seven Pines (HM2745)

Location: Liberty, TX 77575 Liberty County
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N 30° 3.517', W 94° 47.938'

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Benjamin Franklin Hardin (1803-1878) came to this area with other members of his family in 1826. Settling in the Atascosito District of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Texas, Franklin Hardin was named surveyor of the district in 1834. As a member of the Liberty Volunteers, he participated in the Battle of Concepcion and the Siege of Bexar in 1835 and the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836.

Hardin and his wife Cynthia O'Brien built a home on this site in 1839. The homesite, later known as Seven Pines, remained in the Hardin family for four generations. The family moved to a farm north of Liberty about 1845, but moved back and built a new house here in 1856. While Franklin Hardin was serving in the seventh Texas Legislature, Hardin County was created in 1858 and named in honor of his family.

Following the deaths of Franklin and Cynthia Hardin, ownership of the homesite passed to their descendants. Geraldine Davis Humphreys inherited the property in 1914. One year later the 1856 home was destroyed by fire. Geraldine Humphreys (d. 1961) bequeathed Seven Pines to the Humphreys Foundation, which donated it to the city of Liberty in 1969. The Geraldine D. Humphreys Cultural Center was built in 1969-70.
HM NumberHM2745
Year Placed1988
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 326581 N 3326644
Decimal Degrees30.05861667, -94.79896667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 3.517', W 94° 47.938'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 3' 31.02" N, 94° 47' 56.28" W
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Area Code(s)936, 713, 409
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1700-1710 Sam Houston St, Liberty TX 77575, US
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