Live Oak County

Live Oak County (HM2FHN)

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N 28° 18.526', W 98° 6.819'

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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.
Series This marker is part of the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series
Year Placed1936
Placed ByThe State of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 586900 N 3131725
Decimal Degrees28.30876667, -98.11365000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 18.526', W 98° 6.819'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 18' 31.56" N, 98° 6' 49.14" W
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