The principal village in the township is that
of North Liberty.
This was laid out in 1821-22 by James
Foster. The building of the Mercer and Butler turnpike
through the region, thus opening up a way for better communication
between the settlers and the communities round about, was chiefly
responsible for the establishing of the new town. The first house
erected was put up by Robert
Waddell. It is still standing, and is at present 
used for a post-office. Jacob Snyder
mentioned elsewhere, began the first blacksmith shop.
James Stewart, the first
innkeeper, built his tavern in 1823. It was a nice little hostelry, and
was visited by many guests.
post-office, under the direction of the first postmaster, Robert Shaw, was established in
1840. The succeeding postmasters are given elsewhere.
original school-house, erected in 1828, a plain, log structure, was
superseded in 1840 by a frame building, octagonal, in shape. This in
turn gave way in 1869 to the present  two-story brick building,
which amply accommodates the forty or fifty pupils in attendance at the
temple of learning.
of Mercer County,
1888, page 558
North Liberty from the 1873 Atlas
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