Live Oak County Historical Commission
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Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion War Memorial

VFW and American Legion War Memorial placed in front of the Live Oak County Courthouse in George West in 1961 by these organizations before Texas Historical Marker program began in 1964. Once the state marker program began, Live Oak County's Historical Commission applied for state status. In 1967, the Texas Historical Commission granted the marker Texas Historical Subject Marker status the same as all THC metal markers standing in the county. Photo courtesy Lamar James.

Live Oak County Judge: Honorable Harry L. Hinton

Live Oak County Historical Commission and Marker Chair: Viola Adloph (1964-Date of THC application), S.T. Brown, Jr. (1967-Date of THC approval)

Marker Sponsor: Live Oak County VFW and American Legion

Written Inscription by: Thelma Lindholm

Date Unveiled: 1967

VFW and American Legion War Memorial Text:

 

In memory of those who served, and gave their Lives for Freedom and Defense of their Country.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion erected before the entrance of the Live Oak County courthouse in 1963 this memorial to American veterans. Viola Adlof, first female alderman of Three Rivers and Live Oak County Historical Commission Chair at the time, applied with the state to have it recognized as an official Texas Historical Marker. The Texas Historical Commission turned down the application at that time. Later they advised S.T. "Tige" Brown in a letter dated May 19,1967 that the marker be designated an official Texas Historical Marker. The marker is a memorial to Veterans who served the United States in various military capacities to keep our nation free of foreign tyranny.

VFW and American Legion Memorial Sketch submitted to THC in 1963.

Image of VFW and American Legion Memorial sent to THC later.

This Live Oak County Veterans' memorial with the American Flag and names listed on the large marker stands outside George West, Texas at the local airport. Enlargements below: Courtesy Richard Hudson.

Live Oak County Courthouse

The Honorable Jim Huff, County Judge for Live Oak County, welcomes you to the Live Oak County Historical Commission (LOCHC) Website. The Live Oak County Historical Commission is an arm of the Live Oak County Commissioners' Court; appointees are selected at the beginning of odd numbered years and serve two year terms. Judge Huff and the Live Oak County Commissioners support and approve actions of the LOCHC in coordination with the Texas Historical Commission (THC).

 

Live Oak County Commissioners:

Precinct 1: Richard Lee

Precinct 2: Donna Kopplin Mills

Precinct 3: Willie James

Precinct 4: Emilio Garza

The Commissioner's Court is committed to the preservation of our county's history. Judge Huff and your local commissioner welcome suggestions.

The Honorable Jim Huff, Live Oak County Judge.

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