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County
Real
Region
Hill Country
Population
2010 Census - 425
2000 Census - 387
Nearby
Towns
Leakey, Texas
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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. The museum is located a half block north of the courthouse on Evergreen Street in downtown Leakey. (830) 232-5330. (830) 232-6212. 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-5:30pm; Sat, 10am-1pm. (830) 232-5199. 225 Main Street. Email
 
Buckhorn Bar & Grill Live Music:
Amenities include two pool tables, shuffleboard, dancing, a house band and guest music artists. They serve food, beer and wine. Hours are seasonal. (830) 232-4755. 4377 U.S. 83 South. The bar and grill is located 3 miles north of Garner State Park.

Neals Lodges Cafe, Concan, TX:
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
 
House Pasture Cattle Company Live Music, Concan:
They are known for their mesquite grilled steaks and 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. Dinner seating is limited so come early. Bring a chair for concert seating. (830) 232-6580. 2 North CR 348 (River Road), Concan, Texas 78838. 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 Ranch Chevon (Goat Meat), 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 
 
Annual Gun Raffle, End of Hunting Season:
(830) 232-5222. Email.
 
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, July 4th Weekend:
Activities include a parade, a street dance with live music, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and a rodeo. The majority 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  Tickets
 
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
 
The Leakey Feed Lot Restaurant, Leakey, Texas:
The serve Ranch style cooking; eat indoors or on patio. Menu items include their famous chicken fried steak, and delicious fried shrimp, hamburgers, beer, and wine. The restaurant was featured in the December 2008 issue of Texas Monthly as one of the best small town cafes in Texas. (830) 232-5919. U.S. 83, Leakey, Texas. Reviews 
 
House Pasture Cattle Company, Concan:
They are known for their mesquite grilled steaks and live music. This is a private club; membership is free. 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. Dinner seating is limited so come early. Bring a chair for concert seating. (830) 232-6580. 2 North CR 348 (River Road), Concan, Texas 78838. Email