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PASO REAL, TEXAS. 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.

Ruth Musgrave Coole


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Ruth Musgrave Coole, "PASO REAL, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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