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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties R|Counties R]] &gt;&nbsp;Real County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties R|Counties R]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Real County'' <br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Real County
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| county_map = Tx-real.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1913
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| founded date = April 3
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| seat wl = Leakey
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.real.tx.us/ips/cms Real County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 656<br> Leakey, TX 78873-0656<br> Phone: 830.232.6888&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce,<br> probate and land records from 1913<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Real County, Texas. Page 672 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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[[Image:TexasRealCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px|TexasRealCourthouse.jpg]]Real County has been home to two courthouses.&nbsp; A temporary courthouse was erected on the town square in 1913 after Real County was organized.&nbsp; In 1917 construction began on the current Real County Courthouse.&nbsp; The Ransom Courthouse Annex was opened in 1978, housing some of the county's government functions. <ref>HistoricTexas.net: Real County http://www3.historictexas.net/real-county-texas</ref>
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Real County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Bella A. Rubio <br>P. O. Box 750<br>Leakey, TX 78873<br>830-232-5202<br>Fax: 830-232-6888 [http://www.co.real.tx.us/ips/cms/]
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[http://www.co.real.tx.us/ips/cms/ Real County Government Website]&nbsp;
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Comanche, Apache and Lipan-Apache settlements preceded the establishment of the Spanish Mission of San Lorenzo de la Santa Cruz in 1762. Anglo-American settlement began in 1857.  
 
Comanche, Apache and Lipan-Apache settlements preceded the establishment of the Spanish Mission of San Lorenzo de la Santa Cruz in 1762. Anglo-American settlement began in 1857.  
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Real County is named for Julius Real (1860-1944), a former member of the Texas State Senate.
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1913--'''Real County was created 3 April 1913 from Bandera, Kerr, and Edwards Counties. '''County seat:''' Leakey <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1913--'''Real County was created 3 April 1913 from [[Bandera County, Texas|Bandera]], [[Kerr County, Texas|Kerr]], and [[Edwards County, Texas|Edwards]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Leakey <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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Camp Wood | Leakey | Rio Frio<br>
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==== Neighboring Countes ====
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*[[Bandera County, Texas|Bandera]]
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*[[Edwards County, Texas|Edwards]]
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*[[Kerr County, Texas|Kerr]]
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*[[Uvalde County, Texas|Uvalde]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txreal/clarkcem.htm Clark Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Real/cemetery/CypressCreek.html Cypress Creek Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txreal/exilecem.htm Exile Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/real/cemetery/vance.txt Vance Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://txdot.lib.utexas.edu/txdot-show.html?resolution=100&newWxH=800x600&image=tcreal01.sid&TLx=26&TLy=0&px=226&py=169&pr=6&fw=7230&fh=5414&map.x=264&map.y=230 Rio Frio Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/real/land/real.txt Land Survey Abstract Indicies] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcr04 Real County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txreal/info/realbibl.htm Real County Bibliography]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/real/military/koreanwar/casualties.txt Real County Korean War Casualties]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb&nbsp;Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/real/military/civilwar/pensions/realcsa.txt Civil War Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Real County Public Library<br>225 Main St<br>Leakey, TX 78873<br>Phone: (830) 232-5199<br>[http://www.leakeylibrary.org/ Website]
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<br>Camp Wood Public Library<br>106 Nueces St<br>Camp Wood, TX 78833<br>Phone: (830) 597-3208
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<br>[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193864&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Real&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/real/realtoc.htm Real County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txreal/ Real County&nbsp;]&nbsp;~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Real|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Real County, Texas
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Facts
Founded April 3, 1913
County Seat Leakey
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County Courthouse

Real County Courthouse
PO Box 656
Leakey, TX 78873-0656
Phone: 830.232.6888 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce,
probate and land records from 1913[1]



TexasRealCourthouse.jpg
Real County has been home to two courthouses.  A temporary courthouse was erected on the town square in 1913 after Real County was organized.  In 1917 construction began on the current Real County Courthouse.  The Ransom Courthouse Annex was opened in 1978, housing some of the county's government functions. [2]

Real County Courthouse
County Clerk - Bella A. Rubio
P. O. Box 750
Leakey, TX 78873
830-232-5202
Fax: 830-232-6888 [1]

Real County Government Website 

History

Comanche, Apache and Lipan-Apache settlements preceded the establishment of the Spanish Mission of San Lorenzo de la Santa Cruz in 1762. Anglo-American settlement began in 1857.

Real County is named for Julius Real (1860-1944), a former member of the Texas State Senate.

Parent County

1913--Real County was created 3 April 1913 from Bandera, Kerr, and Edwards Counties. County seat: Leakey [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Camp Wood | Leakey | Rio Frio

Neighboring Countes

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Land Survey Abstract Indicies ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Real County Public Library
225 Main St
Leakey, TX 78873
Phone: (830) 232-5199
Website


Camp Wood Public Library
106 Nueces St
Camp Wood, TX 78833
Phone: (830) 597-3208


Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Real County, Texas. Page 672 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. HistoricTexas.net: Real County http://www3.historictexas.net/real-county-texas
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).