Hord Creek Ranch - Goliad County, Pettus, TX

The Hord Creek Ranch is an impressive multi-use ranch property with an abundance of recreational, agricultural and residential opportunities. With over 130 feet of topographical relief, the ranch offers both hilltop vistas and old growth bottoms. The ranch has nearly a mile of 2 lane highway frontage offering opportunities for further development as well.


The Hord Creek Ranch is located 9 miles ENE of Pettus, TX on FM 2442 and is only 22 driving miles west of Goliad, TX. The ranch is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes from San Antonio, TX and only about 2 hours and 30 minutes from the Houston area.

Topography, Rangeland & Habitat

Significant portions of the ranch include large intact stands of native diverse brush and trees, including trophy live oaks, substantial anacuas and impressive bull mesquites, all providing excellent browse and shelter for wildlife. Other portions are more open rangelands providing ample forage for grazing as well as essential wildlife habitat components. On the southern portion of the ranch are the Hord Creek bottomlands with large live oaks and numerous other tree and brush species providing exceptional cover and forage for wildlife.

Only a little under 16 acres along Hord Creek is located in the FEMA floodplain.


The ranch enjoys populations of an abundance of wildlife including white-tailed deer, turkey, quail, dove and some limited waterfowl; as well as predators.


At present the ranch is leased to an area grazer who runs cattle on Hord Creek Ranch and neighboring country. Movable portions of the existing working facilities are not fixtures, belong to the tenant, and are not expected to convey.


The ranch has electricity to the water well location. In this same area there are a couple of older outbuildings as well as a 2,700 SF covered slab/shed.

The ranch is cross-fenced into 3 distinct pastures.


The ranch is watered with one electric submersible well servicing several troughs for livestock and wildlife alike. According to publicly available information, the well appears to be 180 feet deep and is in the Gulf Coast Aquifer.

There is one dirt stock located along a drainage in the southern portion of the ranch. Waterfowl enjoy this tank and we would expect this to be a great location for a late afternoon dove shoot.

While Hord Creek is a wet weather creek it does hold water at times and its riparian zone offers some fantastic habitat.


The ranch has electric service as mentioned above as well as along the highway.


Seller is believed to own a small portion of the mineral estate associated with the property. Seller’s owned minerals, if any, will convey with the sale.

Area History

The community of Pettus (fka Dry Medio) dates back to the early days of Texas with Pettus being renamed around the time of the Civil War in honor of area settler John Freeman Pettus who participated in the battle of San Jacinto. To the east, about halfway to Goliad, is the small community known as Charco. Charco was settled by at least four members of Stephen F. Austin’s “Old Three Hundred”. Spanish explorers in the eighteenth century recorded that an Indian village was located at this site. The Spanish charco means “pool” or “watering hole,” a name suggested by the numerous bodies of water that once dotted the area. The name is also said to come from an Indian designation for the locality, referring to a petrified stump near a watering pool.

Hord Creek Ranch

Goliad County, Pettus, TX

379± Acres