Oakville is an unincorporated community in northeastern Live Oak County, Texas, and is situated along Interstate 37 northeast of the city of George West. Live Oak County's first post office was established here in 1857 as well as the first Sunday school, Oakville Baptist Church, constructed in 1856, had 128 members by 1857. Also, Live Oak County's first free school building was founded in 1881 and the county's first independent school district was established in 1899. And, the county's first bank, Oakville First National Bank was opened in 1905 by Dudley Blair and Lee Hinton. This place was formerly a stage line station from San Antonio to Corpus Christi. It was also referred to as "on the Sulphur" since it was on Sulphur Creek and also gained its Oakville from a newspaper advertisement. It was also called Puenta de la Piedra ("Rock Bridge") by Spanish gold seekers. It lost the status of the county seat after a new courthouse was built in George West in 1919.
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