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LIVE OAK COUNTY, TEXAS

28 21' 0" N, 98 7' 48" W (28.35, -98.13)
Population: 12,056 est. (2016) 11,531 (2010)
Total area: 1,079 square miles (2,790 km2)
1,040 square miles (2,700 km2) land
39 square miles (100 km2) water

Live Oak County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Live OakCounty TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Karnes County (NE) Bee County (E) San Patricio County (SE) Jim Wells County (S) Duval County (SW) McMullen County (W) Atascosa County (NW)

    Live Oak County History

    (from 1936 Texas Centennial Marker)

    Created by legislature Feb. 2, 1856, and organized August 4 with Oakville as county seat. Formed from San Patricio and Nueces Counties. Named for its Live Oak trees.

    County seat moved, 1919, to George West on railroad. Center for ranching, farming, petroleum production and processing.

    Recreation areas include Tips State Park and Lake Corpus Christi. Historic sites are Fort Ramirez, first settlement; Fort Merrill, built 1850 to protect early settlers; Brownsville-San Antonio Oxcart Road, used by general Santa Anna on the way to the Alamo. Other sites marked.
    Live Oak County Courthouse

    Live Oak County Jail (Former)
    Live Oak County Courthouse
    Live Oak County Courthouse
    TXDoT 1939 Photo

    Live Oak County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - George West
    Book Hotel Here - George West Hotels
  • Anna Rose ghost town
  • Argenta ghost town
  • Cuba ghost town
  • Dinero ghost town
  • George West Present County Seat
  • Gussettville ghost town
  • Jarrett ghost town
  • Kittie
  • Lagarto
  • Lebanon ghost town
  • Mahala ghost town
  • Mikeska ghost town
  • Nell
  • Oakville 1st County Seat
  • Ramirena ghost town
  • Ray Point
  • Simmons ghost town
  • Swinney Switch ghost town
  • Whitsett
  • Three Rivers

  • Live Oak County Vintage Maps
    Live Oak County TX 1907 Postal Map
    Live Oak County 1907 postal map
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Live Oak County TX 1920s Map
    Live Oak County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Live Oak County TX 1940s Map
    Live Oak County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Contiguous Counties:
    Karnes County (NE) Bee County (E) San Patricio County (SE) Jim Wells County (S) Duval County (SW) McMullen County (W) Atascosa County (NW)

    Live Oak County Centennial Marker
    On US 281
    about 1-3/4 miles south of downtown George West
    TX - Live Oak County Centennial Marker
    TX - Live Oak County Centennial Marker
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2009
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