Live Oak County Courthouse
George West, Texas
 Completed - 1919
Architect - Alfred Giles
Photos: Robert Deering 6/27/2015


COUNTY NAMED FOR: The Live Oak Trees in the area.

COUNTY SEATS: Two - Oakville and George West.

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: George Washington West, who established his ranch in Live Oak County.

COURTHOUSES: Three - 1857 in Oakville; 1888 and 1919 in George West.

STANDING: One -1919 Texas Renaissance courthouse of brick and concrete, with Corinthian columns. A modern annex by Wyatt Hedrick was completed in 1956.  The 1857 courthouse in Oakville was demolished in 1941.  However, the county jail in Oakville, built in 1887, still stands and was restored around 2007.


1857 Courthouse in Oakville
1919 Courthouse in George West
Photo: Texas DoT 1939
1919 Courthouse
Photo: Robert Deering 1974


 1856 Live Oak County Jail in Oakville
Now Used as a Bed & Breakfast