Near George West in Live Oak County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Live Oak County
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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 2, 1856.
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 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Schools in Live Oak County (approx. 1˝ miles away); Charles and Emma (Lewis) Tullis (approx. 1.7 miles away); First Baptist Church George West (approx. 1.7 miles away); A Community Effort (approx. 1.8 miles away); Driven to Succeed (approx. 1.8 miles away); Texas Tough (approx. 1.8 miles away); A Legendary Longhorn (approx. 1.8 miles away); VFW and American Legion War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in George West.
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 Humble, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.