079 of 254: Live Oak County Courthouse, George West, Texas. County Population: 11,531
"The Texas Revolution brought violence and instability to the area, as Mexican punitive expeditions passed through present-day Live Oak County; at least four men from the area died during the fighting. Afterward, between the Texas Revolution and the end of the Mexican War in 1848 much of what is now Live Oak County lay in the disputed area between the Rio Grande and the Nueces.
"Much of the area had been designated part of San Patricio County since 1836, but in 1855 a group of frontiersmen gathered under a huge live oak tree at Gussettville and drew up a petition asking that a new jurisdiction be instituted for their settlements. Acceding to their request, the state legislature formed Live Oak County from San Patricio and Nueces counties on February 2, 1856. Later that year county officials accepted a donation of 640 acres for the townsite of Oakville, near the old settlement on Sulfur Creek, and designated it the county seat.
"... after an election in 1918, the county government was moved from Oakville to George West, [named for a wealthy county rancher and businessman who developed the town site]."
John Leffler, "LIVE OAK COUNTY," Handbook of Texas Online
I visited Live Oak County and photographed the courthouse in George West on September 25, 2010 and again on October 27, 2011.
I visited this county and photographed the courthouse on September 25, 2010.