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Gazley Hills Ranch - Bastrop County, Smithville, TX

The Gazley Hills Ranch sits on the outskirts of Smithville, Texas. Smithville is a quaint country town near the Bastrop/Fayette County line. Located just 46 miles from the state capital, this property would make for a great commuter ranch. The 394 acre property boasts great topography not easily found in these parts. Mature hardwoods line the hilltops and draws, under the tree canopy lies hours of exploring. 

“This small town nestled along a winding river looks so picturesque you might just think you’re in a movie…and you almost are! Head to Smithville and you might just find this is the kind of town where “hope floats”…” – Chet Garner – The Daytripper. Find out more about how Smithville is coming alive at



Gazley Hills Ranch has over 160 feet of topographic relief, making this 394 acre property feel much bigger. Two high points overlook two deep draws running from west to east. The draws are wet weather creeks lined with tall pines and rock outcroppings. The highest point on this ranch sits about 370 feet above sea level, the lowest point sits at about 290 feet above sea level. 


The wildlife species that can be found on the ranch include whitetail deer, dove, and predators. 


Due to its dramatic topography, it could be feasible to build a sizable lake on the northeastern portion of this property. A water well has not been drilled on this property yet but the property sits above the Carrizo-Wilcox major aquifer and Queen City minor aquifer. 


Located 1.3 miles west of Smithville off CR 325 this ranch is only 50 minutes from Austin and an easy 2 hours from Houston. Access is provided off of the well-maintained gravel road (CR 325).

Additional Information: 

Note a portion of the property lies within an opportunity zone (see map). More information about opportunity zones:


The property is offered as Surface Only. No leases or known history of drilling activity on the property.


A portion of this ranch was originally granted to Stephen F Austin as part of a 2214 acre parcel in 1831, more about Stephen F Austin’s role in Texas history can be found here.  The other portion was granted to Thomas J Grazley as part of a 4428 acre parcel, in 1831. Mr. Grazley was one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence and also played a key role in founding Smithville. More about Mr. Grazley can be found here:


Gazley Hills Ranch

Bastrop County, Smithville, TX

394 Acres

Property Sold
Sep 11th, 2020
$2,009,400 (Asking Price)