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REAL COUNTY, Texas

Pronounced: "REE-al"

"no slogan"

County Seat: LeakeyEst: 1913
County Borders: N & W: Edwards; NE: Kerr; E: Bandera; S: Uvalde
Population (2016): 3,389Businesses (2015): 79COL Index (2008): 80.5
Zip Codes: 78873, 78879, 78883Area Codes: 830Time Zone: CST
Center Line Coordinates: 29 50' N; 99 50' W
Major Highways: US-83, TX-41, TX-55, RM-336, RM-337, RM-1120
Rivers: Frio, NuecesLakes: None
Area: 699 smElevation: 1,500 to 2,400 ft

BACKGROUND INFORMATION Real County Map

CITIES & TOWNS IN THIS COUNTY: Note: Barksdale is located at the border of Edwards and Real counties, and is within Edwards County.

All of Real County is within the Texas Hill Country. For our definition of the boundaries of the Texas Hill Country, see: Definition & Maps.

COUNTY GOVERNMENT:
  • County Judge: 830-232-5304
  • County Judge Garry A. Merritt
  • County Courthouse: 146 US-83 S, POB 446, Leakey, TX 78873
  • Web: www.co.real.tx.us
Real County Courthouse-way back COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS:
  • Middle Rio Grande Development Council (of Governments):
    Executive Director: Leodoro Martinez, Jr
    Ofc: 830-876-3533; Fax: 830-876-9415
    POB 1199, Carrizo Springs, TX 78834-1199
    Web: www.mrgdc.org
COUNTY CHAMBER AND TOURISM: PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Ranching, farming, tourism, hunting, vacation homes River

EVENT CALENDAR: For full details on these and nearby events see Festivals & Major Events, Trade Days & Farmers Markets, Live Entertainment, and calendars on our other focus topic pages accessible from the menu above.

WEATHER: Local Weather (from nearby Utopia, outside the county); Hill Country-wide Weather

MEDIA COVERAGE: See full details in Directory below. MAPS: HISTORY: 2013 Centennial
  • Handbook Of Texas Online: TSHA
  • Real County Historical Museum: 830-232-5330; PO Box 69, Leakey, TX 78873. Email: realmuseum@hctc.net; 830-232-6212, Email: riofriotx1@yahoo.com. Located 1/2 block N of the Real County Courthouse on Evergreen Street in downtown Leakey. Created in 1986 " . . to help preserve the history and heritage of Real County and to bring to life for you the way our pioneer families lived in these beautiful hills". Open Fri-Sat 10a-4p. http://realcountyhistoricalmuseum.com
CEMETERIES: See listings in each town.

OTHER PROFILES: TXGenWeb; US Census Quick Facts; TXCIP; Wikipedia; ePodunk; City Data

NOTES:

We welcome inquiries, comments and submission of updates, additions, corrections & digital photos,
without compensation. Send to Editor at:
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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY

See web sites shown above. Partial list below:


COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Real County Courthouse COUNTY COURTHOUSE: 830-232-5304; 146 US-83 S, POB 446, Leakey, TX 78873. www.co.real.tx.us. County Judge Garry A. Merritt

DISTRICT ATTORNEY: 830-278-2916

DISTRICT COURT JUDGE: 830-278-3913

FRIO CANYON PARKS BUILDING: Leakey, TX 78873

REAL COUNTY, APPRAISAL DISTRICT: 830-232-6248; 101 S Market St, Leakey, TX 78873. www.realcad.org

REAL COUNTY, ATTORNEY: 830-232-6461

REAL COUNTY, CONSTABLE, PRECINCTS 1 & 2: 830-232-5599

REAL COUNTY, COUNTY & DISTRICT CLERK:
830-232-5202; Leakey

REAL COUNTY, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCTS 1 & 2: 830-232-6630, dianne.rogers@co.real.tx.us

REAL COUNTY, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCTS 3 & 4: 830-597-6129

REAL COUNTY, SHERIFF: 830-232-5201

REAL COUNTY, TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR: 830-232-6210; 146 US-83 S, Leakey, TX 78873. Property tax information: www.trueautomation.com, select Real

REAL COUNTY, TREASURER: 830-232-6627; mairi.gray@co.real.tx.us

REAL COUNTY, PUBLIC LIBRARY: 830-232-5199; POB 488, Main at Evergreen, Leakey, TX 78873. www.leakeylibrary.org

REAL EDWARDS CONSERVATION & RECLAMATION DISTRICT: 830-597-3322; 106 E 4th St, Camp Wood, TX 78833. www.recrd.org


STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES & SERVICES


LOCATED WITHIN THIS COUNTY: See detailed listings in each city/town in this county. Use the list with city links for this county at the top of this profile page. Or, use the Menu at the top of every page for city links. is the predominate city in this county and is where most such services are located.

USPO US POST OFFICE: www.usps.com
  • 830-597-3262; 309 N Nueces, Camp Wood, TX 78833-9998. TX-55 & 1st St
  • 830-232-5239; 110 RR-337 W, Leakey, TX 78873-9998
  • 830-232-5262; 5615 RR-1120, Rio Frio, TX 78879-9998
LOCATED OUTSIDE THIS COUNTY BUT WITHIN THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY: See detailed listings in the corresponding cities/towns throughout the Hill County. Use the Menu at the top of every page for city links.

LOCATED OUTSIDE THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY: See State & Federal Offices

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  • MULTIPLE CITY OR COUNTY-WIDE INCIDENTS: See County Judge's office for Emergency Management, and Sheriff's Dept above.
  • MULTIPLE COUNTY INCIDENTS: See our Portal Focus Topic Page on Emergency Services for comprehensive information on area-wide emergency resources and contacts (Red Cross, TCEQ, Alert Systems, etc.).


CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies



NON-PROFITS, PUBLIC SERVICE & SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS


WITH OFFICES LOCATED WITHIN THIS COUNTY:

See detailed listings in each city/town in this county. Use the list with city links for this county at the top of this profile page. Or, use the Menu at the top of every page for city links. is the predominate city in this county and is where most such services are located.

Note: See chamber, tourism & economic development listings in profile section above.

WITH OFFICES LOCATED OUTSIDE THIS COUNTY:

ANY BABY CAN OF SAN ANTONIO: 210-227-0170; 217 Howard, San Antonio, TX 78212. www.anybabycansa.org. A non-profit agency that provides direction and guidance for families of children and youth with special needs. All services are provided at no cost, regardless of income, to families who have a child (through age 17) with a chronic illness, disability, developmental delay or health risk. The child must reside in Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Medina, Real, Uvalde or Wilson County. Local office:
Kerrville: 830-792-4222; 819 Water St, Ste 109, Kerrville, TX 78028. Brenda Heimann, bheimann@anybabycansa.org
New Braunfels: 800-524-3755; 1040 N Walnut, Ste C2 at Seele Plaza, New Braunfels, TX 78130

Texas Master NaturalistsTEXAS MASTER NATURALISTS: www.txmn.org. A non-profit organization under the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program in concert with Texas Parks & Wildlife. Mission is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.
Local: Hill Country Chapter, 830-896-2504; 309 Sidney Baker S, Kerrville, TX 78028. Meets 4th Mon 7p at UGRA building. Michelle Haggerty, State Coordinator. Counties served: Counties served: Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Menard, Real, San Saba. www.txmn.org/hillcountry

TEXAS RIO GRANDE LEGAL AID (TRLA): 1-888-988-9996; 4920 IH-35 N, Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78751. www.trla.org. A non-profit organization that provides free legal services to eligible low-income residents in 68 counties of SW Texas, including the Hill Country, and also represents migrant and seasonal farm workers. No local permanent offices (except nearby Austin and San Antonio), however visits are made to some cities. Start eligibility application process on web or call for appointment. Free Legal AidCounties served: Bandera, Blanco, Burnet, Comal, Edwards, Gillespie, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Medina, Real, Travis, Uvalde, Williamson

Note: For Hill Country-wide non-profits, public service and social service organizations, see Hill Country Information




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