Historic ranch west of Fort Worth seeks buyers
A sprawling West Texas ranch up for grabs comes with a healthy dose of history.
Tecumseh Ranch is located north of Abilene, near the town of Throckmorton.
The 9,388-acre property dates back to the 1850s, when the state of Texas stationed infantry on the banks of the Clear Fork of the Brazos River in what is now Throckmorton County. The soldiers at Camp Cooper provided protection for settlers in the area, and there was even a post office.
The military outpost was abandoned at the start of the Civil War.
The property, which has been owned by the same Texas ranching family since the 1870s, is now for sale.
Hall & Hall real estate broker’s agents are accepting offers for Tecumseh Ranch this week.
The iconic ranch includes 8 miles of riverfront with limestone cliffs, canyons, and forests.
Tecumseh Ranch has work and livestock shipping facilities, a main barn and a management house.
There is also a replica of the original Tecumseh ranch which housed the early settlers John Alexander and Sallie Reynolds Mathews.
“Rarely do quality ranches with abundant water, productive capacity and recreational attributes come to market in this very small part of the great country of Texas,” says Tyler Jacobs of Hall & Hall in a pitch. marketing for Tecumseh Ranch.
Offers for the property are expected this week, and the broker says there has been widespread interest in the property, which is approximately 125 miles from Fort Worth.
Tecumseh Ranch is just one of a number of large cattle coming to the Texas market this year.
Sales of rural land in Texas rose nearly 44% in the second quarter, according to the latest update from the Texas Real Estate Research Center. Purchases totaled nearly $ 2.4 billion, 93% more in volume than in the second quarter of 2020.