Introduction to Live Oak, Texas
Live Oak, Texas, in Bexar county, is 13 miles NE of San Antonio, Texas. The city is considered part of the San Antonio metropolitan area.
Live Oak History
The city of Live Oak, which was incorporated in 1960, is located in Bexar County which was once a part of the Spanish Province of Texas. The county was formed on December 20th, 1836 and is named after San Antonio de Béxar, one of the original municipalities of Texas. The municipality was established when a group of Canary Islanders began living there in 1731.
Live Oak and Nearby Attractions
- Cowboy Museum
- Spanish Governor's Palace
- Alamo Plaza
- Guadalupe River State Park
- Institute of Texan Cultures
Things To Do In Live Oak
The Institute of Texan Cultures showcases historical, cultural, scientific, and technological exhibits pertaining to the Texas region. The house of Antonio Navarro, a signatory of the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836, is located near the city. The Alamo Plaza, where a small band of Texans held fort against the centralist army of General Antonio, is close to Live Oak. A colonial town house built by the Spanish in the 1740s for the presidio's commanding officer, is also easily accessible from the city. Activities like tubing, fishing, swimming, hiking, camping, and canoeing can be enjoyed at Guadalupe River State Park.
Live Oak Transportation
Air transportation is available from San Antonio International Airport.
Live Oak Higher Education
Trinity University, University of the Incarnate Word, and San Antonio College are situated near Live Oak.