Era Ranch - Cooke County, Era, TX

The 365-acre Era Ranch is a classic North Texas ranch with great pasture, fertile/tillable soils, large rock-bottom creek, 80'X150' shop/barn and a 4,700 square foot custom home. Era Ranch is only about an hour north of DFW and is conveniently situated 10 miles from both Valley View and Gainesville. This property is a fantastic turnkey ranch located in an area with attractive investment potential.


Era Ranch is located about 30 miles north of Denton and 60 miles north of DFW International Airport. The ranch is only 10 miles southwest Gainesville which has a population of approximately 17,500 people.

Topography, Rangeland & Habitat

The ranch is mostly gently rolling with about 90 feet of topographical relief from the higher ground on the west to the creek bottom on the east. Spring Creek is a sizable creek with a rock bottom that appears to maintain nice pools even in the hottest part of summer. It curves through the ranch for over a mile and is lined with abundant trees. Quite a few pecan trees are located near the creek as well. Era Ranch is mostly comprised of good quality pastures but there about 75 acres of woods that provide great wildlife habitat and a scenic addition to the ranch.


The ranch’s fertile class 2 and 3 soils which are well suited to cultivation. Currently, Era Ranch is operated as a cow-calf operation that takes advantage of the good stand of native grass as well as coastal.


Main House

  • Approximately 4,700 square feet and built in the 1990s
  • 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths
  • 2 living areas
  • 2 car garage
  • Pool built 2017
  • Irrigation system
  • New gutters 
  • 2 HVAC units
  • Pool adjacent to the house with plenty of covered porch area


  • Includes a 2 bed/1 bath apartment with central heat and air
  • 80X100′ with four 14X14′ roll-up doors
  • Open-air attached 80X48′ shop 
  • Attached shop has its own meter with 220v power 
Additional Home (Farmhouse)
  • 1,500 square feet 
  • 3bed/1bath
  • This house is a neat project but not currently finished. It is currently gutted. 
Fences and Pasture
  • North boundary fence 7 wire new 2019
  • Perimeter fences excellent
  • Currently, about 100 acres is in cultivation
  • Cross-fenced into 9+ pastures


The house and shop are watered with a deep well. A fairly large creek runs through the ranch for over a mile. Additionally, there are three ponds to water the pastures.

The main well is approximately 375 feet deep with 1,000-gallon holding tank. The farmhouse well is approximately 130 feet deep.

Area History

Town of Era history

Era Ranch

Cooke County, Era, TX

365± Acres