Famous Ranches In Texas
The W.T. Waggoner home Ranch, a family group ranch since 1849, covers 510, 527 miles - about 800 square kilometers - spanning six counties of North Texas. It is on the market "as-is" with 7, 500 head of cattle, 500 one-fourth horses, 1, 000 working oil wells, grain industries, and large communities of deer, turkey, quail, dove, water fowl and feral hogs. The cowboys, including some who've worked the farm for 50 many years, "would like to express, " says listing broker Bernard Uechtritz of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Global Realty.
The Waggoner Ranch in addition to King Ranch in South Tx will be the two biggest ranching businesses when you look at the state. A family squabble on the list of heirs of W.T. "Tom" Waggoner is culminating in this court-ordered sale, a typical end to family ranches and an original area of the US landscape.
"We've had many interest from men and women in agribusiness, oil, gas and cattle, " says Uechtritz. Additionally it is appealing to "people from faraway places who desire the privacy of staying in seclusion and privacy in the center of Texas, which can be in the exact middle of America."
Annual property taxes for the scatter tend to be about $1 million, although farm's several income channels and depreciability succeed a profit-making endeavor, Uechtritz says. Perhaps its most untapped resource is the marketing and advertising potential associated with Waggoner name.
Uechtritz claims "Waggoner, " which signifies a durable farm character, is a licensing and intellectual goldmine. Electra Waggoner Biggs, an heir and Tx socialite, in 1959 allowed Buick to make use of the woman name on its deluxe sedan - the Electra.