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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Leakey, Texas
Location of Leakey, Texas
► Real County (13) ► Bandera County (33) ► Edwards County (18) ► Kerr County (80) ► Uvalde County (46)
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|Tennessee native John Leakey (1824-1900) came to Texas in 1847, settling for a time in Henderson County where he was a brickmason and rancher. He and his wife Nancy (Patterson) moved to Uvalde County in 1852 near present day Sabinal. A desire to . . . — — Map (db m111322) HM|
Originally known as the Floral Cemetery and serving an earlier community by that name, this cemetery dates to at least 1881. Land for the graveyard was sold by John and Nancy Leakey for one dollar and a cemetery plot.
The oldest documented . . . — — Map (db m111323) HM|
|Settlers began to arrive in the Frio Canyon in the mid-nineteenth century, and the population increased dramatically by the 1880s. Many of these settlers wanted a place to worship together as the Church of Christ. In the early years, Christians . . . — — Map (db m161278) HM|
|By establishing a home and sawmill nearby in 1856 John and Nancy Leakey became the first to settle in the Frio River Canyon area. This congregation traces its origin to worship services held in the Leakey home by Methodist circuit riding Minister H. . . . — — Map (db m161277) HM|
|Settlers arrived in the Leakey area, then part of Bandera County, in the mid-1850s. Many educated their children in their own homes, and early schoolhouses also existed near the John and Nancy Leakey home and at Brooks Springs. In 1883, the Leakeys . . . — — Map (db m161275) HM|
Located on the Edwards Plateau, Real County is in an area of rolling terrain broken by the canyons of the Frio River. Because of raids by Comanche, Apache, and Lipan Apache Indians, white settlement was hindered until after 1881. Mission San . . . — — Map (db m111320) HM|
The location of Real County lies at the southern edge of the Edwards Plateau along the Balcones Escarpment, an area of rugged mountains and canyons named for the Frio, Sabinal and Nueces Rivers. The county line between Edwards County and Bandera . . . — — Map (db m111321) HM|
|Leakey was the county seat of Edwards County from 1883 to 1891 when a vote moved the seat to Rocksprings. Real County, named for businessman and State Senator Julius Real, was organized from parts of Edwards, Kerr and Bandera counties in April 1913. . . . — — Map (db m111300) HM|
|On April 19, 1881, Catherine "Kate" Ringer McLaurin (Sometimes McLauren) was with her three small children and 14-year old Allen Lease in the garden when a band of Lipan Apaches started to plunder her home. Lease, thinking there were pigs in the . . . — — Map (db m111361) HM|