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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.

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Things to do near George West, TX

Fannin Battleground State Historic Site

A handsome monument marks site where Col. James W. Fannin Jr. and his men surrendered to Mexican army after Battle of Coleto ...

San Angel Folk Art

Offers one of the largest of American and Mexican folk art collections in the state, including works from artists like the Ag...

World Birding Center Headquarters

Located within Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, site meant to educate the public about the unique wildlife within the re...

Botanical Garden

33 acres of display gardens, fountains, and natural areas (Major walkways wheelchair accessible). Included is the Lucile Hals...

Shary Municipal Golf Course -Nine Hole

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...