Texas Ranches and Land For Sale
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Buyers searching for Texas land for sale, Texas ranches for sale, Texas horse property, or rural homes for sale in Texas are, in many respects, going to the source where ranching began. Texas has a colorful ranching history that traces back to the time when Texas belonged to Spain. Mexico acquired Texas in 1821 when they won independence from Spain, but then in 1836, with a cry of remember the Alamo, Texas won its independence and became a sovereign nation. Its flag featured a lone star, and still today, Texas is known as the lone star state. In 1846, Texas was annexed to the United States. [click here to expand]
The number of buyers seeking Texas ranches for sale and Texas land for sale has increased significantly in recent years. Horse ranches in Texas represent a $39 billion dollar industry, and this number triples with consideration of ancillary businesses, making Texas the number one state for horse ranching.
Cattle ranching has been a major Texas industry for nearly three centuries. The decline of the Spanish missions gave rise to the private raisers. The famous cattle drives originated in Texas after the Civil War when ranchers began to seek for new beef markets outside of the war torn south, using routes such as the famous Chisholm Trail, and the Goodnight-Loving Trail named after Charles Goodnight, whose Texas Panhandle ranch operation covered more than a million acres with over one hundred thousand head of cattle. Food service on these trails was provided by the chuck wagon, also named after Charles Goodnight.
Eventually the railroads replaced the cattle drives as a means to market, and by the end of the nineteenth century, Texas led the nation in production of cattle and cotton farming. Cotton remained the primary cash crop into the twentieth century. In 1901, the discovery of the Spindletop oilfield near Beaumont Texas brought oil to the forefront of Texas economy, and industrialization caused a burst of urbanization and the development of major cities such as Houston and Dallas. But Texas is a big state with lots of land; ranching and farming persisted throughout the twentieth century and today still remain essential to the state's economy.
Texas land for sale, Texas ranches for sale, and rural homes in Texas offer amenities that include relatively large amounts of acreage, facilities, water development, and grazing land or access to grazing land. Some Texas ranches for sale are devoted exclusively to cattle ranching. Others are set up as horse ranches. Some are exclusive to sheep or Angora goats. Texas is not only geographically quite large (second only to Alaska as the nation's largest state) but it is also geographically quite diverse. West Texas is dry and prone to drought with sparse vegetation, while heavy humidity and dense forests cover much of east Texas. Texas land for sale can vary in price. South Texas and Texas Hill Country prices can be ten times or more the price of land in the Texas Panhandle. But regardless of where, thousands of buyers have found Texas land for sale and Texas ranches for sale to be an excellent investment.
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