Founded in 1849, only 4 years after Texas became a state, it’s been owned by the same family ever since. The W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch
, covering over 797 square miles in Vernon, Texas, is bigger than Houston, Los Angeles or New York.
Covering over 510,527 acres, this stunning property offers grassy plains and rolling hills, several creeks, rivers, and lakes with plenty of recreational opportunities. 30,000 acres are reserved as farmland, with thousands more suitable, and this working ranch runs thousands of cattle.
In addition to the livestock, the property is a hunters dream; deer, turkey, quail, dove, waterfowl and feral hogs roam far and wide. The ranch spans 6 counties and retains almost 42% of the mineral rights to over 1000 producing oil wells.
There are 2 well-maintained and improved headquarters, as well as over 20 cowboys camps, and several shipping facilities. According to the website, “is recognized as the largest ranch in Texas under one fence”.
The sheer size and historical contribution of the ranch are impressive, and as one of the two most iconic ranches in America, can be all yours for a cool $725,000,000