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Refugio County, Texas

Refugio County is located on the coastal plain, broken by streams and bays, with sandy, loam, and black soils. Land features mesquites, oaks, and huisache motts. Local economy consists of petroleum, petrochemical production, agribusiness, tourism, and commuters to Corpus Christi.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1M
Lowest Price $265K
Highest Price $2.3M
Total Listings 10
Avg. Days On Market 136
Avg. Price/SQFT $574

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Where is Refugio County, Texas?

  • Refugio County is on the lower Gulf Coast in the Coastal Prairies region, bounded on the south by San Patricio County, on the west by Bee and Goliad counties, on the north by Victoria and Calhoun counties, and on the east by Aransas County and by Hynes and Copano bays. The county's center lies at 28°19' north latitude and 97°09' west longitude. The town of Refugio, the county's seat of government and largest urban center, is thirty-five miles north of Corpus Christi. The county was named for Nuestra Señora del Refugio Mission. Refugio County covers 771 square miles of generally flat land covered with tall prairie grasses.

Adjacent Counties

  • Victoria County (north)
  • Calhoun County (northeast)
  • Aransas County (southeast)
  • San Patricio County (south)
  • Bee County (west)
  • Goliad County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Refugio County 

  • In July the town of Refugio celebrates an "Old-Fashioned Fourth" and hosts the State Frog-Jumping Contest. The County Fair is held there every October.
  • Fennessey Ranch, a privately owned property that contains meadows, brush, prairie, freshwater wetlands, natural lakes, and riparian woodlands. This 3,261-acre wildlife oasis is host to numerous types of birds, plants, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and mammals. The Ranch is designed to be an environmentally friendly business that profits from traditional livestock ranching, as well as oil and gas drilling, wildlife tours, hunting leases, kayak adventures, and photography trips.

  • Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, originally known as Aransas Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, is located on Blackjack Peninsula, eight miles southeast of Austwell and midway between Rockport and Port Lavaca, on the Gulf Coast. The refuge comprises 54,829 acres of scattered blackjack oak woodlands, fresh and saltwater marshes, ponds, and coastal grasslands on the mainland, as well as 56,668 acres on Matagorda Island.

Farming and Ranching in Refugio County 

  • The county has a humid subtropical climate and averages thirty-seven inches of rain annually. Temperatures range from an average low of 45° F in January to an average high of 93° F in July; the growing season lasts 309 days. The county harbors a wide variety of wildlife species, including deer, javelina, bobcat, quail, muskrat, beaver, mink, ring-tailed cat, badger, fox, turkey, duck, geese, jacksnipe, and sandhill crane.
  • Elevations range from sea level at the shore to 100 feet in the northwest section. Sandy loam soils are found along the coast; waxy soils predominate in the upper portion of the county. The county is drained by the Aransas River, which forms its southern border, and by the converging Guadalupe and San Antonio rivers, which form its northern boundary. The Mission River, Copano Creek, and Willow Creek also flow through the area.

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