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Refugio County
lies nearly on the Gulf Coast, 35 miles north of Corpus Christi, In South Central Texas. It Is one of the original counties, organized In 1837 and named for the original municipality of Refugio. In 1900 but few settlers were found in the county, as the census of that date shows a total population of only 1,641 and a foreign population of 215, three-fourths of whom were Mexicans. There were a few Germans and some of other nationalities, but no Bohemians. Since 1900 some new settlements have been formed. Among these new settlements is one at St. Mary, which in 1909 consisted of 6 Bohemian families. St. Mary is located on the Gulf and is 12 miles from Hillsboro, the nearest railroad point. The Bohemians came into this locality from Schulenberg and bought land. They are general farmers.

February 1, 1842, a law was enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Texas in Congress to incorporate the town of Refugio known as the Mission of Refugio, be, and they are hereby, declared a body politic and corporate, by the name and title of the "Town of Refugio;" and, by that name, may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded; and may hold and dispose of real and personal estate in said town.

February 1, 1842, a law was enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Texas in Congress to incorporate the town of Refugio known as the Mission of Refugio, be, and they are hereby, declared a body politic and corporate, by the name and title of the "Town of Refugio;" and, by that name, may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded; and may hold and dispose of real and personal estate in said town.

Towns and Communities
Austwell * Bayside * Old Saint Marys * Refugio * Tivoli * Woodsboro

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Bonnie View * Cranell Inari * Maudlowe * Quintana * Ryanville * Vidaurri *


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Website Updates:
Feb 2014: County History
Oct 2013:  bios for O'CONNELL, CAMP, WEST, RIGBY, STRAUCH;  Marriage Announcement for CUMMINS-VANCE;  obit for BISSETT; 1860 Surnames in the Federal Census; 1880 Mortality Census Schedule

 

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