Hill Country
2010 Census - 425
2000 Census - 387
Leakey, Texas
Leakey Texas History:
Archeological excavations indicate that Paleo-Indians (18,000 BCE – 8,000 BCE), the earliest known settlers of the Americas, occupied the area. They were followed by Archaic and Neo-American people. More recently, the area was occupied by Lipan Apache, Comanche, and Tonkawa Indians. John Leakey, his wife, and several others were the first Anglos to arrive in the area. They settled near Leakey Springs in 1856. Early settlers were lumbermen who produced cypress boards and shingles from the cypress trees lining area rivers and creeks. In 1883, A. G. Vogel moved his Floral post office to the community and opened a store. In 1884, Leakey became the designated county seat of the newly formed Edwards County. The county seat was later moved to Rock Springs. In 1913, Leakey was elected county seat of the newly established Real County. Leakey incorporated in 1951. Today, tourism and cattle and angora goat ranching are important contributors to the town’s economic stability. Leakey is sometimes called the ”Swiss Alps of Texas” because of elevations ranging from 1,500 to 2,400 feet and the deep canyons located along the Frio and Nueces Rivers. Leakey is located on the Frio River at the intersections of U.S. 83, RR 336, RR 337 and RR 1120, 9 miles north of Garner State Park, 16.4 miles slightly southwest of Vanderpool, 38 miles northwest of Sabinal, 24 miles northwest of Utopia, 40 miles north of Uvalde, 17.7 miles north of Concan, 80 miles northeast of Brackettville, 21.4 miles northeast of Camp Wood, 62 miles southeast of Rock Springs, 64 miles south of Junction, and 70 miles southwest of Kerrville, Texas.
Real County Courthouse, 1917:
The limestone courthouse was designed in classical revival style by architect A. Reuter. The 1978 addition of the Ransom Annex placed all courthouse entrances on the east side. The annex essentially serves as the new courthouse, and the original courthouse houses county offices. The north and south entrances were converted to windows. The 1917 courthouse originally housed two small jail cells whose window bars are still visible. The courthouse is a Texas Historical Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 2010 Real County census was 3,309. (830) 232-5340.146 U.S. 83 South, Leakey, TX 78873.  Email 
Real County Historical Museum:
The museum features exhibits depicting the history and heritage of Real County. Open Fri-Sat, 10am-2pm, March through the first two weeks of December. A small admission fee applies. Open March through the first two weekends in December, Fri-Sat, 10am-2pm. A small admission fee applies. (830) 232-5330. (830) 232-6212. The museum is located a half block north of the courthouse on Evergreen Street in downtown Leakey.  Email 
Real County Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon, Wed & Fri, 9:30am-5:30pm; Tue, 12:30pm-8:30pm; closed Saturdays and Sundays. (830) 232-5199. 225 Main Street.  Email
House Pasture Cattle Company Live MusicVenue, Concan:
Go for their live music. This is a private club; membership is free. Facilities and amenities include Wi-Fi, cabins, lodge rooms, RV sites, and tent camping. The Friday and Saturday night Backyard Snack Shack offers pizza, snacks, and kids beverages. Wednesday night is karaoke night. The outdoor concert patio offers dining and live music. Bring a chair for concert seating. (830) 232-6580. 2 North CR 348 (River Road), Concan, Texas 78838.  Email  Reviews  
Buckhorn Bar & Grill Live Music:
Amenities include two pool tables, shuffleboard, a large dance floor, a house band and guest music artists playing country music. They serve good hamburgers, beer and wine. Hours are seasonal. Open Wed-Sun in season. Karaoke on Friday nights. (830) 232-4755. 4377 U.S. 83 South. The bar and grill are located 3 miles north of Garner State Park.  Reviews
2018 Festival Cancelled. April 11-14, 2019.
Annual Nature Quest Festival, End of April:
Activities include wildlife and plant workshops led by experts, information on creating a backyard wildlife habitat, field trips, kayaking, a bat tour and other programs. This event is sponsored by the Hill Country Nature Center. (830) 966-2320. The Center is located on RR1050, 10 miles west of Utopia, and 5 miles east of Garner State park. Email
Annual July Jubilee, 2 Days over July 4th:
Activities at this two day event include a parade, a street dance with live music, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and a rodeo. Most of the activities take place at the courthouse square. Call the Frio Chamber of Commerce for information. (830) 232-5222.
Annual UtopiaFest Music and Art Festival in Utopia Texas, Sept:
Tickets are limited to 1,500 so purchase tickets early. This two-day camp out festival takes place in a natural amphitheater on the 1,000-acre Four Sisters Ranch located between Garner State Park (Concan) and Lost Maples at Vanderpool. World touring bands provide a variety of music genres including rock, bluegrass, Americana, Indie, folk, Latin, and Japanese punk. Other activities include morning yoga, disc golf, art and jewelry vendors, hot air balloon rides and more. (512) 291-6991. Four Sisters Ranch is located at 1555 Lemond Road, Utopia, Texas.  Email 
Texas Cajun Sausage Company, Leakey, TX:
They produce CrawLinks, a Cajun sausage made from pork and crawfish meat. They sell this product online and maintain booths at Texas festivals. (830) 232-4424. (830) 279-9946. (877) 462-2586. 1520 Old Reagan Wells Road.  Email 
Hilltop Place RanchChevon (Goat Meat), Medina & Leakey, TX:
They raise and sell chevon (goat meat). Meat is available at the Kerrville Farmer’s Market, or from the ranch. (830) 928-1827. 5142 RR 337 West, Leakey.  Email
Frio Pecan Farm, Concan:
They sell eight varieties of pecans. They also have lodging. (830) 232-5294. They are nine miles north of Garner State Park. Click on above link for directions.  Email
Imagine Lavender Farm, Vanderpool:
The farm offers three varieties of “pick your own lavender” during the season (April-June) and sells lavender products. They also sell their lavender products online, at the Pearl Farmers’ Market in San Antonio, at The Vintage 205 in Johnson City, at the Bean and Biscuit in Blanco, and at the Pearl Brewery’s Saturday Farmer’s Market in San Antonio at 200 East Grayson Street, San Antonio, TX 78215. (830) 966-5105. The farm is located at 17582 FM 337 East, Vanderpool, Texas 78885.  Email
Lost Maples Winery, Vanderpool:
The tasting room is open Wed-Fri, 1pm-6pm; Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, 12pm-6pm. (830) 966-5131. 34986 FM 187, Vanderpool, Texas.
Bent Rim Grill, Leakey, TX:
The Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop is located here. Readers of Texas Ride magazine have 4 times selected the store as the #1 hangout for bikers. The Grill is located on the Three Sisters (Twisted) Scenic motorcycle ride. They serve great hamburgers, pulled pork sandwiches and other menu items. Open daily, 10am-5pm. (830) 232-6649. The restaurant is located at 657 RR 337, 0.5 miles west of U.S. 83. Reviews 
Circle of Friend's Catering and Restaurant, Leakey, Texas:
They serve wonderful food including pies, chicken fried chicken, grilled fish, fries, club sandwiches and more. (830) 279-6527. 153 South U.S. 83, Leakey.  Reviews
Mama Chole's Mexican Restaurant, Leakey:
They serve very good Mexican food. (830) 232-6111. 234 U.S. 83 North, Leakey.  Reviews
Chicken Earl’s, Leakey:
They serve great fried chicken. Open Tuesdays and Fridays. (830) 232-5001. 703 South U.S. 83, Leakey.  Reviews   
Taqueria San Juan, Leakey:
This taco stand serves very good breakfast tacos and other tacos. (830) 232-5388. 448 Market Street, Leakey.  Reviews
Hippi Chics River Shack, Concan:
They receive great reviews for their food! (830) 232-5459. 721 River Road, Concan.  Reviews
Neals Lodges Café, Concan:
This café serves very good home cooked comfort food. (830) 232-6118.Neals Lodges is located near Garner State Park at 20970 SH 127, Concan.  Reviews
Lost Maples Café, Utopia, Texas:
The movie “Seven Days in Utopia” was shot at the café. They serve wonderful homemade pies and other menu items. (830) 966-2221. 384 FM 187 (Main Street), Utopia.  Reviews
Saint Jo’s Picnic Food Truck, Utopia:
They serve delicious foods including pizza with a Mexican twist, jalapeno cheese fries, Caesar salad, homemade breads, hamburgers, fried chicken and more. (830) 275-3989. 658 Main Street, Utopia.  Reviews
The Lunch Box, Utopia:
They serve very good tacos, hamburgers, sandwiches and other menu items, and have a salad bar. (830) 966-4030. 406 North Main Street, Utopia.  Reviews