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The county was named for Nuestra Seņora del Refugio Mission. The villa of Refugio, officially established in 1831 around the old Refugio mission, became the center of the Refugio Municipality in 1834. Name changed briefly to Wexford during Mexican administration due to Irish influence but back to Refugio, Refugio Municipality/District/County created March 17, 1836 organized 1837; One of the original 13 counties of the Republic of Texas. After independence Refugio was organized as one of the thirteen original counties of the Republic of Texas, with the town of Refugio as the county seat. Far larger than the current county, the original Refugio County included territory that was later incorporated into new neighboring counties. By the time of the Civil War the original Refugio County area had been reduced by Goliad County in 1841; Calhoun, San Patricio, and Victoria counties in 1846; and awards to Bee County in 1857 and to Nueces County in 1858. -Handbook of Texas Online: Refugio County NOTE: county name part of URL must be hard coded in Wheat Postmaster Index of Texas since it is not in the index

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This list contains or will contain all post offices known from Texas. Noted also are whether recent offices have had at least one precancel type, as listed in the Precancel Stamp Society's Town and Type Catalog of the United States and Territories, Sixth edition, Summer 1998, and from Fosters' personal knowledge. A link is provided to detailed precancel data for that location. The precancel device(s) may or may not still exist. An * indicates a discontinued post office or name change. Pester the active post offices so that devices can be retained or ordered. They may be found many times, but only have to be thrown away once. Precancel devices are not usually issued to branches, stations or contract post offices. Please see plans page for color legend.



Post OfficeZip / *Establishedfirst precancels AuthorizedDiscontinuedNotes
Live Oak Pointalternate name for Aransas [1]
Aransas [1]*8//1839: Schmidt 1841: SchmidtRepublic of Texas administration
Live Oak Point*1842: Schmidt 1843: SchmidtRepublic of Texas administration
Saint Joseph's*6/14/1847: Wheat 9/8/1849: Wheatnamed for location on Saint Joseph's Island and/or biblical husband of the Virgin Mary, name changed to Aransas
Aransas [2] 9/8/1849: Wheat 7/12/1861: Wheat1st PM William H. Jones, name changed from Saint Joseph's
" 7/12/1861: Wheat 10/9/1862: WheatConfederate administration, discontinued
"*10/5/1866: Schmidt 10/5/1866: Wheat, Schmidtdiscontinued by USA
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Dubois 9/5/1899: Wheat 2/15/1906: Wheatto Aransas County
" (1906-1910) *in Aransas County
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Fulton 11/4/1869:Wheat 1871: Schmidt Co listestablished in Refugio County, changed to Aransas County when it was organized
" (1871-1888) *in Aransas County
Aransas City (1888-1890) *
FULTON (1890-1895, 1948-present)
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Look Out Pointalternate name for Lamar
Lamar 1/27/1851: Wheat 8/6/1861: Wheat 
" 8/6/1861: Wheat 1/23/1867: WheatConfederate administration
" 10/11/1867: Wheat 9/7/1895: Wheatto Aransas County
" (1895-1918) *in Aransas County
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Refugio 1/18/1847:Wheat 6/6/1849:WheatDiscontinued
8/8/1849:Wheat 2/14/1862:Wheatreestablished
" 2/14/1862:Wheat 7/13/1866:WheatConfederate administration
REFUGIO783777/13/1866:Wheatyesoperatingin 1869 the county seat was moved from Refugio to St. Mary's, and then to Rockport. It returned in 1871 when Aransas County was separated.
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Live Oak Pointalternate name for Rockport
Rockport 5/6/1868: Wheat 8/1/1873: Wheatto Aransas County
" (1873-1889) *in Aransas County
Aransas Pass [1] (1889-1891) *
ROCKPORT (1891-present) *
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WOODSBORO78393 yesoperating 
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