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George West, Texas

George West is near the center of Live Oak County and was named for its founder, George Washington West. West, a rancher, set out to build a town on the site of his ranch. He built a courthouse, school, highways, bridges, waterworks, light plant and a hotel. George West became the seat of Live Oak County in 1919.

The town is chiefly a retail center and shipping point for the surrounding ranch and farm area. The area is highlighted by excellent hunting and fishing. George West is designated as the Storytelling Capital of Texas by the State Legislature, and the annual Storytelling Festival is held the first weekend in November.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near George West, TX

Live Oak County Museum

Historical relics and documents of early Live Oak County....

Bicultural Museum

Artifacts accent daily lives of region's Hispanic and Anglo settlers; a colorful cultural blend. ...

Gateway Hills Golf Course

Course Access: MilitaryHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Cedar Creek Municipal Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 365 days...

Sheriff's Posse Rodeo

Rodeo cowboys demonstrate calf roping, bull-riding, and Quarter Horse racing every Saturday evening at rodeo arena 2 miles so...