Paso Real

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Paso Real is nineteen miles southeast of Raymondville on the southern border of Willacy County and the northern bank of the Arroyo Colorado. The site served as a ferry crossing. Gen. Zachary Taylor crossed there when he was in the area during the Mexican War. A school, a store, and a post office served the community when the stage ran through the eastern part of the county. In 1948 there were three dwellings in Paso Real, and it served as a fishing point. Paso Real was a dispersed rural community in the early 1990s.

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Ruth Musgrave Coole | © TSHA

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Place type

Paso Real is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Arroyo)


Latitude: 26.32479380
Longitude: -97.52359580

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated