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Williford Ranch - Freestone County, Buffalo, TX

The Williford Ranch has the potential to become a true heritage Texas ranch, located approximately half way between Dallas and Houston this ranch is 80% covered in old growth oaks. The land is a mix of Water Oak creek bottoms and Post and Overcup Oak hillsides with multiple running creeks throughout the property. There is a new high fence on the property and the potential to develop multiple lake sites and flooded timber duck sloughs.  With over 160’ of relief on the ranch, there are multiple hilltops with beautiful views of the countryside. With part of the mineral estate conveying with the sale, this ranch is a great investment opportunity.

Location: The property is located in the south central portion of Freestone County approximately 5 miles north east of Buffalo, TX. The ranch entrance is located just off of  FM 1848. There is a second entrance off of CR 418.

Habitat & Topography: The ranch is predominantly woodland with numerous species of oak (including Post Oak, Overcup Oak and Water Oak), some old growth pines, Sweetgum, American Elm, Cedars and others. The understory is thick with Yaupon, Dogwood and many other shrubs and vines. With over 160’ of relief, numerous drainage’s, hilltops and ridges, this ranch has extraordinary opportunities for water development projects geared to wildlife and waterfowl including several locations well suited for lake sites and flooded timber for waterfowl.

 Wildlife, Hunting: The property has abundant white-tailed deer, waterfowl, feral hog, squirrel and rabbits, not to mention varmints and non-game species.  There are numerous clearings, lanes and feeder locations for big game hunting. There is one approximately 2.5 acre duck slough in the woods loaded with mallards and wood ducks.

Water: There are several small ponds and one larger duck slough on the property as well as 4 water wells. Two major live creeks run through the property (Browns & Self Creeks) and there are multiple other smaller creek drainage’s on the place. There is great potential for developing other lake sites.

Improvements: There is a barn with mobile home on site. Plenty of roads are cut through the thick forests as well as pipeline easements that allow for access on the property. A new high fence has been erected in the past two years. There are 17 deer stands, 11 corn feeders and 5 protein feeders that will convey with the sale.

Electricity: Available near several property lines and at the home/barn site.

Improved Deer Herd: The property owners added three breeder deer pens with the addition of the high fence. Genetically improved deer have been introduced to the property and has been managed by an on-site ranch manager. The ranch is protein fed year round and is currently under MLD II designation and will be moved to level III this summer.

Other: This ranch is co-listed with John Daugherty Realtors of Houston.

Minerals: The ranch owns approximately 1/6th of the mineral estate and will convey with the sale of the ranch. Currently the majority of the ranch is held by the production from 4 existing gas wells.

Price: $5,585,690.00 ($2,575/acre)

Jeff Boswell – Broker   713-304-8186
Susan Arnoldy – Broker Associate  713-561-6846


Williford Ranch

Freestone County, Buffalo, TX

2,169± Acres

Property Sold
Nov 17th, 2014
$4,988,700 (Asking Price)