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Historic Oakville Jail (Live Oak County)

Historic Oakville Jail (Live Oak County)

The town of Oakville was established in 1856 as the county seat until 1919 when the county seat was moved to George West.  The jail was state of the art at the time of its construction in 1887.
The historic jail was built of 22 inch sandstone rough-hewn blocks and is considered a rare style of jail, being only 1 of 2 in Texas.
This original stairway (above) once led to the jail cells that housed both men & women.  Today the jailhouse offers approximately 1,200 square feet of un-jail-like comfortable accommodations for guests.

The interior rooms of the jail have a Texas-style décor featuring a Texas longhorn mounted over the fireplace and bedrooms with such names as The Texan, The Rodeo & The Ranch Hand.
The infamous Live Oak Hanging Tree, where 40 men were hanged, is still standing just out the back door.
Today the old Oakville jail and its accompanying ‘hanging tree’, along with a few scattered buildings are all that remain of the frontier town that once included 7 saloons.
The vintage police car is parked alongside the restored outbuildings near the jail. These buildings are also available as guest houses.
For more information:
(210)313-7720, (210) 732-5708 or (210)436-1551
Located at:
107 Curry Street, Oakville TX 78060
(Live Oak County)

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