Overview: Wildhorse Ranch is approximately 322.5+/- acres located in close proximity to the quaint East Texas town of Henderson, TX. The ranch is bordered by two quiet county roads providing reliable access points to the majority of the ranch. Wildhorse Ranch is a combination ranch consisting of improved pastures, two ponds, multiple split finger draws, towering plantation Pine timber, and mature native timber; thereby, creating a multitude of ranching and recreational opportunities.
Location: Wildhorse Ranch is located approximately ~15 min N/NE of Henderson, Texas; ~25 minutes S/SE of Longview; ~2.5 hours east of Dallas, Texas, with road frontage on FM 1716 and FM 782 for all weather access.
Improvements: Located on the southcentral portion of the ranch, a historic farmhouse containing ~1,964+/- square feet of living area pays tribute to a ranching legacy. The home was constructed in 1928 per records held by the Rusk County Appraisal District. While the home is in need of repair, utilities are directed to the home site providing an opportunity to remodel for a primary or secondary residence.
Trees, grass, forbs: Wildhorse Ranch’s fertile, sandy loam soils foster two improved hay pastures located on the west side of the ranch. The center and east side of the ranch consists of native hardwood timber and towering plantation Pine. A recent timber cruise was conducted yielding 183+/- acres of timber valued at over $197,000. Native forbs and browse are also plentiful and provide robust habitat for wildlife.
Water: There are two ponds currently located on the west side of the ranch. With multiple split finger draws in the central and eastern portion of the ranch, it is believed that numerous additional ponds could be created throughout the ranch. One of the draws with water development potential appears to have a natural spring running from south to north on the eastern most draw. For family’s desiring a lake house/ranch combination this could be a great fit. The ranch is located minutes south of the private shoreline of Lake Cherokee giving buyers the opportunity to have the best of both hunting and water sports!
Topography: The ranch boasts particularly good rolling to sloped terrain with almost ~100 feet of elevation change across the ranch. The undulating scenic trails through the towering Pines is a pure East Texas feel. Such diversity offers the landowner several options for potential pond/small lake site development.
Wildlife and fisheries: This ranch has not been hunted in recent years. There is an abundance of deer in this part of Rusk County. Fishing opportunities may exist in the scenic ponds located on the property.
Hay Production: This ranch offers two improved pastures yielding ~40 acres of grass that have been fertilized and managed for optimum production.
Minerals: Surface only
Easements: Multiple pipelines easements traverse the east side of ranch operated by Atmos Energy and Rock Cliff Energy. These easements act as good access points/trails or shooting lanes throughout the ranch. An electric transmission runs through the west side of the ranch.
Regional Airport: East Texas Regional Airport (GGG) is a full service regional airport located approximately ~ 10 minutes north of the ranch gate. The airport features regional flights and for private aircraft two runways being 10,000’ & 6,109’ in length.
Utilities: Electricity runs from the east boundary into the home site on the property and from the northwest quadrant across the ranch to the northeast corner. Rural water supply is plumbed to the home.
Property Taxes: Wildhorse Ranch is not currently Agriculture Exemption. Taxes for 2019 were $9,759.19.
Schools: Henderson Independent School District
Price: $3,200 per acre ($1,031,878.40)
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FM 1716, Henderson, TX 75652, USA