George West, TX


A small community in Live Oak County, the town takes its name from cattle rancher, George Washington West, who built the town in 1913.

Developed with ranching roots dating back to the early 1900s and host of the Live Oak County seat, George West encompasses 12 square miles, and is surrounded by numerous large ranches. It is strategically located at the interchange of US-281 and US-59 with direct access to Pleasanton, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and South Texas.

George West takes pride in its rich cultural history, claiming fame to the "Storytelling Capital of Texas," granted in 2005 by the Texas Senate. The town hosts many community events each year including Storyfest, a festival that features storytelling, cowboy poetry, a 5K, car show, and music. Locals to the area also enjoy the Live Oak County Fair with a parade, rodeo and Cabrito cook-off, and an Old Fashioned 4th of July Picnic on the Courthouse lawn. George West is also home to the Dobie West Performing Arts Theatre, a recent community effort to revitalize the old town theatre.

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