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Buck Creek Farm - Somervell County, Glen Rose, TX

Price recently reduced.  Now with minerals!

The historical Buck Creek Farm on the Brazos River has not been available since 1880! This is a very rare offering of a large live water ranch with stunning views, wildlife-rich wooded terrain, and very fertile soils located in an extraordinary bend of the river between Lake Granbury and Lake Whitney.  It is located near the community of Nemo, just outside of Glen Rose.   The property is manicured and has remained pristine.  It has not been hunted in over 50 years.  The pioneering family of Charles Godwin Jones came to Texas from Tennessee and in 1880 purchased this beautiful river farm from the State of Texas with a Sheriff’s deed, and Buck Creek Farm has been in the family ever since.

Improvements:  The main home is a 1920’s stone farmhouse that was remodeled with two new additions in 1990.  It has approximately 3,850 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, two wood-burning fireplaces, central heat and air, an alarm system and a steel roof.  Historical windows and other features of the home originated from local cavalry camps, hotels, and a sanitarium near Cleburne.  There is a guest cabin that overlooks the creek with about 1,800 square feet and a steel roof. It was remodeled in 2008, also has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths.  There is also a large metal barn with about 5,500 square feet of work and storage space.  Other features of the ranch include two sets of working pens in great condition, buried power to the main home, and a paved blacktop ranch entry road.

Land:  Buck Creek has various topographical features which provide many outstanding options for the next owner.  This ranch has over 200′ in elevation change from the productive coastal bermuda fields in the Brazos River bottom on the West to 770′ above sea level on the high wooded and rough hills to the East.  Buck Creek Farm is 1/2 mile wide and 3 miles long, in the shape of an original river survey.  It is located in the Grand Prairie region of Texas, with the primary soil types consisting of very shallow, clayey soils, and deep loamy and alluvial soils, especially along the river bottoms. Native trees on the uplands include live oak, Spanish oak, mountain cedar, post oak, black jack, and mesquite, while cottonwood, pecan, bur oak, and black walnut can be found along the river bottoms.  There is a small, private caliche gravel pit on the farthest East corner of the ranch, which provides some excellent road base material for the ranch.

Location:  The farm is located 10 miles East of Glen Rose, just south of Highway 67.  It is 50 miles from Fort Worth, and 70 miles from Dallas or Waco.

Water:  Buck Creek boasts 1/2 mile of Brazos River frontage, and being on the inside lower edge of the river bend, it has great access to the river.  There are four water wells. One near the river at 325′ depth was drilled in 1966 and produces roughly 25 gpm with a static depth of 70′.  Two were drilled in 1988, each at about 375′ depth that produce about 12 gym with a static depth of 200′. The average annual rainfall is 32 inches.

Capacity: The ranch has historically been able to carry approximately 300-400 cows, and it can produce about 1,800 – 2,000 rolls of hay each season during normal years.

Minerals:  20% minerals and a surface use agreement are available with an acceptable contract.  There is not any current production.

Taxes:  The farm is assessed with an agricultural valuation, with taxes of approximately $6,200 per year.


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Buck Creek Farm

Somervell County, Glen Rose, TX

1,352 Acres

Property Sold
Dec 30th, 2016
$7,100,000 (Asking Price)