Love County OK Cattle & Horse Ranches for Sale an Hour North of DFW
Are you watching the market for cattle or horse ranches for sale in northern Texas? Look to the north. A few miles north of the Oklahoma border, you will find the historic Washington Ranch with its illustrious Cattleman’s Castle and 1180 acres of beauty. This cattle ranch and horse property spread lies west of Interstate 35 before you get to Marietta, Oklahoma, a town of 2500.
Add Your Footprint to this Historic Place
William “Billy” Washington of Love County married a Chickasaw woman and vast grazing rights serving tens of thousands of head of cattle. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the mansion was built in 1888 as the headquarters to notable characters in the burgeoning cattle empire of the times. This property would be a fine family home and productive operation all at once. The income-producing ranch offers unlimited potential.
What are Your Plans for Cattle and Equestrian Properties?
Being accessible all year round, uses for this productive ranch are endless. New owners could easily open Washington Ranch as a B&B, guest ranch, dude ranch, or equestrian property while raising cattle, or invest in a beautiful corporate retreat with accommodations. It could be developed into small parcels, a golf course community, 10-acre ranches, and even commercial uses.
Residents and guests enjoy plenty of recreation: stillwater fishing, waterfowl and turkey, whitetail deer, trophy hunting, annual big game tags, and more. One of the more colorful legacy ranches for sale that could be found in the USA, Washington Ranch can be anything you like. Its planted hay fields, horseback trails, live water lakes and riverfront can be expanded to include crops, farming, greenhouses, and more.
Improvements at Washington Ranch
The Oklahoma Love County property includes many improvements. The Cattleman’s Castle Mansion, a marvelous 8500-square foot spread, includes 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and four garages. include the owner’s residence, ranch house, guest houses, indoor riding arena, outbuildings, equipment shop, hay barn, complete fencing, power and phone.
Love County, Oklahoma
Along the Red River Plains, Love County spans more than 500 square miles of rolling hills. Marietta, the county seat, lies 15 miles north of Red River. River tributaries include Simon Creek, Walnut Bayou, Hickory Creek, Mud Creek, Lake Murray, and Lake Texoma. Bill’s Creek winds its way through Washington Ranch, helping the cattle operation. There are several larger employers in Marietta. It is right along important highways: I-35, US Highway 77 and State Highways 32, 76, and 89. Air service is available locally at McGehee Catfish Restaurant Airport.
A Bit of Love County History
When Oklahoma became part of the Louisiana purchase (1803), it became part of a trade route to Santa Fe, New Mexico, by and by the Chickasaw Native Americans settled here. Love County, Oklahoma is named for over 10 Love, a Chickasaw who settled here and established Love Valley. He farmed, started a booming cattle business, and became involved in governance.
Location an Hour North of DFW
Although this 1180-acre estate is outside Marietta, Oklahoma, the property is next to Interstate 35 and minutes from the Texas border. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is less than 90 miles south. From DFW, get on N. State Highway 161/President George Bush Turnpike and then merge onto Interstate 35E towards Denton which becomes Interstate 35 N in Oklahoma. Take Exit 15 in Marietta and turn left. Turn left on Peanut Road which becomes Stephens and turn right into the ranch entrance.
Also equipped with commercial air service, Oklahoma City is 120 miles north of Washington Ranch.
To get more information about cattle and horse ranches for sale, contact Dave Harrigan or Hunter Harrigan at Harrigan Land Company at (800) 524-1818. Specializing in large Western ranch and recreational properties.