Live Oak County is a county located in the state of Texas. George West is the county seat of Live Oak County. The county’s namesake is the groves of live oak trees within its borders. The last Indians that inhabited the county were Lipan Apache Indians. The Mexican Government tried to lure people to settle in the area by giving land grants after the Mexican War of Independence. Live Oak County was originally founded in 1855 when a group of frontiersmen gathered under a big live oak tree. They drew up a petition for the county to be formed in the area where they settled.