Details for Live Oak County (Atlas Number 5297003104)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5297003104

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Marker Number 3104
Atlas Number 5297003104
Marker Title Live Oak County
Index Entry Live Oak County
Address US 281, s. of George West
City George West
County Live Oak
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 586903
UTM Northing 3131674
Subject Codes counties
Marker Year 1936
Designations
Marker Location from George West take US 281 south about 1.4 miles south marker is on east side of highway
Marker Size 1936 Centennial - Highway Marker (pink granite)
Marker Text 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.