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Near George West in Live Oak County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Live Oak County

 
 
Live Oak County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, April 6, 2019
1. Live Oak County Marker
Inscription.  Created by legislature Feb. 2, 1856, and organized Aug. 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.
 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 3104.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 28° 18.526′ N, 98° 6.819′ W. Marker is near George West, Texas, in Live Oak County. Marker is on U.S. 281 0.2 miles south of County Road 101, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: George West TX 78022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 2 miles of this
Live Oak County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, April 6, 2019
2. Live Oak County Marker
marker, measured as the crow flies. VFW and American Legion War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Thelma Laura Pugh-Lindholm (approx. 1.8 miles away); City of George West (approx. 1.8 miles away); Birthplace of J. Frank Dobie (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker was originally placed in 1936 and was restored, with new marker text, in 1965.
 
Also see . . .  Live Oak County - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on April 9, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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