Historic Washington Cattle Ranch for Sale – Hunting and Horse Property, Mansion
Ever hear of Billy Washington? Come to Oklahoma to see for yourself his historic cattle ranch for sale in Love County. The 1180-acre cattle and impressive horse property doubles as a hunting ranch and estate. The legacy ranch features a live creek and a dozen ponds dispersed throughout the rolling grasslands and stands of mature pecan and oak trees.
Set yourself up for fishing and trophy hunts. Along with stillwater fishing, the property supports whitetail deer, turkey, and waterfowl. It comes with annual big game tags.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, “The Cattleman’s Castle” provides 8500 square feet of upgraded charm. Add the Stone Guest House, Pool House, and outdoor swimming pool—and this ranch can really be anything you’d like it to be. Corporate retreat, family compound, and income producing investment—it is truly one of the best values for western ranches at $7.9 million.
Raise Cattle and Horses
Washington Ranch boasts lots of important facilities. Fully fenced, it is ready for cattle or horses—or both. Historically, the ranch supported 250 to 300 cows or up to 600 yearlings. There are 12 pastures with hay crops, a hay barn, equipment shop
The array of impressive equestrian facilities, including:
- New 27-stall horse barn
- 40-stall horse barn
- 125×200 foot covered riding arena
- Historic barn
- 125×200 foot outdoor roping arena
- Breaking pen
The Cattleman’s Castle – Home on the Range
Fully remodeled, the three-level “Cattleman’s Castle” features a large foyer, two grand parlors, high ceilings, Pennsylvania barn wood floors, and large windows. The massive kitchen and dining area is ready to accommodate many guests. There are four bedrooms, a large office and den, and a wonderful basement area. On three sides, a surround deck opens into the outdoors, landscaping, a large guest house and pool.
William “Billy” Washington of Oklahoma led an epic life. From the last two decades of the 1800s until 1920, he amassed huge herd of cattle and plenty of wealth. The controversial powerhouse dominated the area from Red River to Arbuckle Mountains. In his heyday, Billy accumulated 115,000 head of cattle and had grazing rights on 150,000 acres.
His extreme wealth may have given him a touch of paranoia, however, as he insulated his home with 6 inches of bullet-resistant gravel and employed many gunmen for protection. Washington Ranch sat at the center of his empire until he moved to New Mexico.
Where is Washington Ranch?
One of the prized ranches for sale in Oklahoma, Washington Ranch sits conveniently west of Lake Texoma with its great boating and fishing. Just two miles from Interstate 35, the ranch is about 90 miles from Fort Worth and 120 miles from Oklahoma City. It is accessible year-round.
For more information about the historic Washington Ranch, contact Dave Harrigan or Hunter Harrigan at Harrigan Land Company (800) 524-1818. Specializing in large western ranches.