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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

John C. Beasley Municipal Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Fort Duncan

Established 1849 and occupied by three companies of 1st U.S. Infantry Regiment. During Civil War, post was occupied by Confed...

Quarry Golf Club, The

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 30 days...

Military Bases

Since San Antonio's founding as a presidio more than two centuries ago, the military has been an integral part of the city. M...

Mission Del Lago Municipal Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 180 days...