TE Photo, 2004
in a Pecan Shell|
George West was a rancher who had dreams
of building his own town.
He settled in the area in the early 1900s,
and in 1912 he granted a right-of-way to the railroad, insuring that his town
would have a good chance of surviving. The railroad (The San Antonio, Uvalde and
Gulf) came to town the following year. Mr. West built most every building in the
town including the power plant.
Although the population was a mere 200
people in 1925 - oil and gas discoveries brought an additional 800 people to town
by 1929. Uranium was discovered in the 1950s and George West experienced a little
growth because of it. The population has held around the 2,600 mark for the last
Oak County Courthouse >
West Attractions Buck
West House - 361-449-2033
400 N. Nueces (US 281).
Former home of George West's nephew.
houses the George West Chamber of Commerce. Grace
On Highway 281 - just south of town Live
Oak County Museum
- In Live Oak County CourthouseWest
Hotel Emporium -
In a renovated 1919 hotel.
100 Houston St. (Business US 59)George
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