Live Oak County
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Since 1836 much of what is now Live Oak County had been designated part of San Patricio County.  In 1855 a group of frontiersmen gathered under a huge live oak tree at Gussettville and drew up a petition asking for a new jurisdiction be instituted for their settlements.  On February 2, 1856 the request was granted and Live Oak County was formed from San Patricio and Nueces Counties.  Later in that year county officials accepted a donation of 640 acres for the townsite of Oakville.  After the election in 1918 the county seat was moved from Oakville to George West.  George West, the county seat and largest town, is located in the south central part of the county at the intersection of U. S. highways 59 and 281.  Live Oak County is bordered by Atascosa, Bee, Duval, Jim Wells, Karnes, McMullen, & San Patricio Counties.

Source: The Handbook of Texas Online


History from the HandBook of Texas Online:

Live Oak County  

George West, Texas

Oakville, Texas



George W. West's Steer

from the George West Chamber of Commerce website

The story appeared in Corpus Christi Caller Times by Murphy Givens
January 10, 2001




Live Oak County Courthouse
George West, Texas


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