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Real County Texas

Pronounced: "REE-al"
Est: 1913

Neighbors: N & W: Edwards; NE: Kerr; E: Bandera; S: Uvalde

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County Seat: Leakey, TX.

Named for: Julius Real, rancher and politician


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The Kerrville Mountain Sun.

Saturday, April 5, 1913
Page 1, Col 3.

Real County
New County to Bear Name of Senator From This District.

Real County, a new county to be carved out of Kerr, Edwards, Bandera and Uvalde Counties, was provided for during the closing days of the regular session of the 33rd legislature.

The name of the new county is a fit tribute to one of the pioneer families of this section of Texas. While it is named literally after the senator from this district, the people will carry the matter in their minds further back to Caspar Real, the pioneer German settler, who established the house of Real in America, who was in the forefront of every effort to develop this section of Texas. Caspar Real was the father of Senator Julius Real, of the 24th district, for whom Real County was named. The County seat of the new county, it is stated has been agreed upon as Murphy. The town of Murphy has not been locaated, but it is stated that there was an agreement to make that the name of the county seat, wherever it is located. Leaky, Texas, is the principal town within the new county at this time.

A new county was a crying need to the people of that section as many of them were obliged to go 60 miles to the county seat to attend court, and upon other legal business.

Trascribed by Mary Ann Hetrick 10/28/2012