$2,984,159 | 3,531.55 ACRES | SOLD
We are extremely proud to have obtained an exclusive listing on an historic, well-located and well-managed ranch property in the southern Texas Panhandle. The Williams Ranch, located in the southern half of Hall County, Texas, and approximately 14 miles northeast of Turkey, Texas, is comprised of 3,500± acres of the larger Williams Family ranch. This outstanding offering is on the market for the first time since 1978 and boasts excellent cattle grazing, an outstanding wildlife habitat and wide-open scenic views.
The Williams Ranch is conveniently located about an hour and a half from Amarillo, and two hours from both Lubbock and Wichita Falls, Texas. Access to the ranch is provided by graded County Road 15.
The Williams Ranch was once part of the Del Norte Camp of the historic Mill Iron Ranch, which encompassed 162,000± acres in Hall, Childress, Motley, and Cottle Counties. The Mill Iron Ranch also included another 152,000± acres in Collingsworth and Wheeler Counties and a feeding ranch on the Powder River in Montana. The Mill Iron Ranch was established by the Continental Cattle Company, which was formed by William Edgar Hughes, John N. Simpson, and John W. Buster. During its heyday, the Mill Iron would brand 10,000 to 12,000 calves annually and in 1890 it was reported that the ranch branded approximately 25,000 calves. Therefore, the Williams property is rich in Texas Panhandle ranching history.
The landscape of the Williams Ranch is comprised of rolling native grassland accentuated with multiple draws and canyon creek bottoms. The T Bar Canyon crosses the property along the southern portion of the ranch, where it converges with Blue Tank Canyon on the eastern side. Elevations range from 2,000’ in the bottom lands, to 2,242’ in the higher elevations. T Bar and Blue Tank Canyons are wet weather draws that meander north to south along the southern and eastern side of the property, and include several large plum thickets, cottonwoods, hackberry and other hardwoods. There are multiple other draws and canyons throughout the entire ranch providing nice visual appeal as well as good cover for both wildlife and livestock. Mesquite and juniper trees are scattered throughout the property with several areas of dense accumulation. The ranch has been well-managed over the past several years and includes a good stand of native grasses for grazing and forbs for many wildlife species.
There are no structural improvements. The ranch is fenced and cross fenced in good condition, with new fencing on the eastern side of the property. Single phase electricity is provided on the south side of the ranch along County Road 15. The ranch is cross fenced into two main pastures, with 2 smaller traps of approximately 350 and 400 acres. The ranch has a good road infrastructure that provides easy access to nearly all areas of the ranch.
The ranch is well-watered with solar and windmill water.
The Williams Ranch offers some of the best hunting in the Texas Panhandle with mule and whitetail deer, quail, dove, turkey, coyote and bobcats. The ranch offers an outstanding habitat for wildlife with its many draws and canyons providing adequate cover and browsing opportunities.
The ranch also offers excellent hiking and ATV trails and numerous spots to enjoy the spectacular views.
The nearby town of Turkey Texas is home to Bob Wills, known as country music’s “King of Western Swing”. Annually in April, Bob Wills is celebrated with a BBQ, parade, and dance with live western swing band music.
The historic Hotel Turkey is known as Texas oldest continually run hotel and features live music and steak and catfish dinners each Friday and Saturday night, year-round.
In addition, Caprock Canyon State Park is located approximately 25 miles from the ranch and offers visitors a variety of fun activities, including marveling at the bison and bats, hiking, biking or horseback riding along its 90+ miles of trails, swimming, fishing or just enjoying the many terrific views of the canyon.
The Williams Ranch is offered on a surface only basis. However, the ranch will convey all wind energy rights.
The Williams Ranch is an outstanding property that is well located in the highly desired big ranching country of the Texas Panhandle. The ranch’s rich Texas history, varied topography and scenic canyon breaks, are appealing to both the full-time livestock producer and the recreational/hunting enthusiast.
This fantastic offering is realistically priced at $845 per acre.
If you are in the market for a productive and very scenic Texas Panhandle ranch, look no further than the Williams Ranch.
For any interested parties, there is an additional 3,500± acres available, offered exclusively by Chas. S. Middleton and Son, LLC., which adjoins the Williams Ranch to the west.