Liberty, Washington

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Coordinates: 47°15′14″N 120°39′51″W / 47.25389°N 120.66417°W / 47.25389; -120.66417

Crystalline gold specimen from Liberty (detail), overall size 3.6 x 2.1 x 1.0 cm.

Liberty is a small unincorporated community in Kittitas County, Washington, United States.[1] Following the discovery of gold in Swauk creek in 1873, Liberty was one of several gold-mining camps that sprang up. The Swauk creek discovery is notable for producing specimens of crystalline gold.

Liberty was formerly known as Williams Creek.[2] It was given its name in 1892 by Gus Nelson.[3]


  1. ^ "Liberty". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Northwest Heritage Resources, Central Washington Heritage Corridor: Leavenworth to Maryhill (Audio CD, track 3) -
  3. ^ Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 146.

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