Live Oak

Live Oak was between Lott and Westphalia in Falls County. Two Hodges brothers, Elias Richard and George Aylett, arrived in the area before the Civil War and eventually donated land for a church and cemetery. The first church service was held under a grove of seven oak trees and preached by Horace B. Carroll. At some point the community had a school, a church, and a cemetery. In 1885 a church was built; in 1952 it was moved to Lott. A schoolhouse was built in 1890. It was later consolidated with the Rupee school. The 1936 county highway map indicates scattered rural residences and a cemetery at the townsite. By 1990 only the cemetery remained.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

No

Place type

Live Oak is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Camden)
  • (Oakley)
  • (Rupee)

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.15851300
    Longitude
    -97.05749280

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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