LEAKEY

Population 420

Altitude 1,609


General

Small community (pronounced LAY-key) is in one of most scenic and picturesque areas of rugged Edwards Plateau, locally called the Hill Country. Elevations range from 1,500 to 2,400 feet with deep, dramatic canyons cut by Frio and Nueces Rivers. Archaeological excavations show evidence of prehistoric civilizations in area. At time of first Spanish explorers, game-rich area was inhabited by Comanche, Apache and Lipan-Apache Indians. Ranching predominates today featuring cattle, sheep and goats. Flocks of registered Angora goats produce prized mohair. Camping and hunting are popular with visitors. Game birds and animals include white-tailed deer, wild turkey, mourning dove, quail, squirrel, javelina, rabbits, and raccoons.

Stop by Texarome perfume factory and cedar mill. Texas cedarwood and its derivatives is one of the most widely used ingredients of fragrance formulas world-wide. Factory open daily. 1.5 miles east of F.M. 337. Admission. Also, factory outlet store in downtown.


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