Liberty County, located on the Georgia coast, is a growing family community with a focus on preserving the past. In 1940 a large section of northern Liberty County was purchased by the U.S. government for use as a military base. Fort Stewart, home of the Army's Third Infantry Division, remains a major Liberty County employer and has a significant economic impact on the area.
A lack of development in more than 200 years has left many of the county's historic structures intact. A shift in the late twentieth century from an agricultural economy to more modern development endangers these sites but brings economic opportunity. The challenge facing the county today is how to preserve its heritage while encouraging prosperity for its citizens.