REFUGIO Population- 3,219 Altitude. 43

Refugio County Historical MuseumGeneral-

Founded in 1834 at the site of the Mission Nuestra Senora del Refugio (pronounced Re-FURy-o).  Relocated here from the swamps of Calhoon County in 1795.  Town today is the seat of Refugio County and a commercial center for oil-producing, ranching, and farming.  Public parks offer picnicking, playgrounds, tennis courts, and a municipal swimming pool.  Fishing and water sports available on nearby coastal bays.  Hunters seek migratory waterfowl, deer, wild turkey, and wild boar.

Refugio County Museum-

Includes local and pioneer history and the bell from the original mission.  Also exhibits of science, art, archeology and prehistory.  Open Monday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Saturday 1 - 5 p.m. at 102 West Street.



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