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George West and Live Oak County

George West is a town of about 2400 people in the South Texas Plains portion of Southeast Texas. The town was founded in 1913 by George Washington West a local rancher and civic leader. George West is a shipping center for cotton and cattle. George West was made the county seat of Live Oak County in 1919. George West has been designated the "Storytelling Capital" of Texas. There is a Storytelling Festival in the town on the first weekend in November.

Grace Armantrout Museum

George West is home to a very nice museum called the Grace Armantrout Museum. Many of the displays were donated by Armantrout, and include a piano, house wares, early farm implements, railroad memorabilia, and collections of a variety of things like seashells, eyeglasses, rocks, firearms, and other things.

Buck West House

Buck West, nephew of town founder George West, built this house which is one of the oldest in George West. The home now houses the chamber of commerce and the welcome center.

  • Last visit to George West: Apr 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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