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REAL COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Real County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker (at courthouse grounds):

    REAL COUNTY
    Located on the Edwards Plateau, Real County is in an area of rolling terrain broken by the canyons of the Frio River. Because of raids by Comanche, Apache, and Lipan Apache Indians, white settlement was hindered until after 1881. Mission San Lorenzo de La Santa Cruz was founded by the Spanish in 1762 near present Camp Wood. The county was created on April 3, 1913, from Edwards, Kerr, and Bandera counties: organized on July 26, 1913, it was named in honor of Julius Real (1860-1944), a prominent businessman and state senator, 1909-1914 and 1924-1928. Leakey, the county seat, was established by John Leakey (1824-1900), a pioneer settler in the region. (1968)
    Real County Courthouse
    Real County Courthouse
    Real County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Real County Town List

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  • TX 1907 Postal Map
    1907s Postal Map showing the part of Edwards, Kerr & Bandera County that would become Real County.
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Real County 1920s Map
    Real County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Real County 1940s Map
    Real County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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