- Edwards County was founded on February 1, 1858, and is named after Haden Edwards, a former Texas settler of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Empresario leader of the Fredonian War in 1827.
- “Edwards” is pronounced as ED-wards.
- The county was formed from Bexar County.
- The county unfortunately lacks a slogan.
- The county covers an area of 2,120 sq. mi. (5,500 km2).
- Leakey, Texas was the county seat until 1890 when the City of Rocksprings began serving as the county seat.
- In the 17th century, the Native Americans of the Lipan Apache people settled in this area, and the Comanche did as well later on.
- In 1940, the City of Rocksprings proclaimed itself being “Top-o-the-World” with mohair production. It only peaked that year.
- In 1946, oil was discovered in the county.
- With 1992, the Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area became open to the public.
- Edwards County’s poverty rate is only 7%, which is one of the lowest with its nearby counties.
- Kerr County (East)
- Kimble County (Northeast)
- Kinney County (South)
- Real County (Southeast)
- Sutton County (North)
- Uvalde County (Southeast)
- Val Verde County (West)
- Carta Valley
- American Angora Goat Breeders’ Association Museum
- Devil’s Sinkhole Natural Area
- Mitchell Arrowhead Museum
- Old Edwards County Jail