Liberty, Arizona

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Liberty, Arizona
Liberty School (1910)
Liberty School (1910)
Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona
Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 33°22′39″N 112°29′13″W / 33.37750°N 112.48694°W / 33.37750; -112.48694Coordinates: 33°22′39″N 112°29′13″W / 33.37750°N 112.48694°W / 33.37750; -112.48694
CountryUnited States
StateArizona
CountyMaricopa
Elevation876 ft (267 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
FIPS code04-40910
GNIS feature ID6992

Liberty is a small populated place in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. It is located about 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of Phoenix and about 6 miles (10 kilometers) southeast of Buckeye. Liberty is located at the intersection of South Jackrabbit Trail and West Baseline Road. It is located entirely within Block 3017, Block Group 3, Census Tract 506.01, Maricopa County, Arizona, which had a population of 63 at the 2000 census.[2]

The original settlers named the location Altamount, the settlement soon became called Toothaker Place, after the first postmaster, Harriet Toothaker, who ran the post office out of her home.[1] When the post office was relocated in 1901, it was renamed Liberty, and with it the community.[3]

Liberty is home to the Liberty Elementary School District headquarters, although the district itself has expanded out to include much of the surrounding areas of Buckeye and Goodyear.

Liberty exists as a county island within the corporate boundaries of Buckeye. This precludes any possibility of incorporation for the community.

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Historic Liberty Cemetery[edit]

According to the definition by the "Pioneers' Cemetery Association (PCA)" a "historic cemetery" is one which has been in existence for more than fifty years.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Feature Detail Report for: Liberty". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ US Census American Factfinder
  3. ^ Barnes, Will Croft (2016). Arizona Place Names. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. p. 246. ISBN 0816534950.
  4. ^ Hall of Valor – Hall of Valor
  5. ^ Inventory of Arizona historic cemeteries