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LIVE OAK, TEXAS (Concho County). Live Oak is a community on Live Oak Creek and Ranch Road 176 eight miles southwest of Eden in southwestern Concho County. The settlement had a school with one teacher and thirty-two students as early as 1896–97. A Methodist church was organized at the community around the 1890s; it later joined with the Methodist church in Eden. In 1936 Live Oak had a school, a church, a business, and a cemetery. In 1940 the school, which encompassed grades one through seven, had three teachers and an average daily attendance of twenty-six. By 1955 the school had been consolidated with the Eden school district. In 1970 the community had several scattered buildings.


Concho Herald, October 11, 1940. Vernon Lee Rucker, A Proposed Reorganization of the Concho County, Texas, Public Schools (M.Ed. thesis, University of Texas, 1940).

Mary M. Standifer


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Mary M. Standifer, "LIVE OAK, TX (CONCHO COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed February 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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