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LIVE OAK COUNTY JAIL
Oakville, Texas

Restored former Live Oak county jail building, Oakville, Texas
The restored former Live Oak County Jail building in Oakville
Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, 2007

The Oakville Jail Building

Julia Dunks recently did a Master's thesis on this jail building in Oakville. She is an architectural graduate student at UT-San Antonio. (It is not the courthouse, which was torn down about 1941.) She said:

The Oakville jail was built in 1887 of native sandstone, building served as the Live Oak County jail until 1919 when the county seat was moved to George West.

In 1937 the late Slim Rosebrock paid the county $1000 for the courthouse and jail. Because of the poor condition of the courthouse, it was demolished. - Mary R. Johnson, Museum Director of Live Oak County, September 11, 2003

Oakville Tx
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011
Oakville Texas old jail building
TE photo, 2002
Oakville Texas former Live Oak County ail
Oakville Texas old jail
More views of the former Live Oak County jail building
TE photo, 2002
Oakville Texas marker, cactus and jail
Marker, cactus and jail
TE photo, 2002
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