King Land & Water Sells Large Generational Cattle Ranch in the West Texas Borderlands

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This column is part of a regular weekly series highlighting the largest land sales recorded each week through the Lands of America Comparable Sales program. To learn more and participate in the program, or to subscribe, click here.

Congratulations to James and Tammy King with King Land & Water for their sale of 11,681-acre Black Hills Ranch in West Texas. This sale was recorded on September 27, 2017, through the Lands of America Comparable Sales Program and was the largest land sale listed on the Network in the previous seven days.

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Set deep in the wild heart of West Texas, Black Hills Ranch is a working cattle and hunting ranch that had been in the same family for more than 80 years. The ranch is located adjacent to several other large properties and has rugged but accessible hills with rock outcrops, as well as open flats and deep desert canyons. The variable terrain creates lots of interesting habitat for wildlife including raptors, songbirds, game birds like blue quail and morning dove, as well as larger desert species such as mule deer, javelina and a large herd of resident aoudads.

Presidio County, set on the U.S.-Mexico border adjacent to the Mexican state of Chihuahua, is punctuated by vast desert terrain and mountain peaks along with the distinctive, art-filled town of Marfa. It is also home to the border gateway of Ojinaga and the wild outdoor spaces of Big Bend Ranch State Park (and Big Bend National Park further east).

View King Land & Water’s other land for sale on Lands of America

James & Tammy King with family

In Case You Missed It: Read our 2014 interview with King Land & Water’s James and Tammy King, where they discuss the importance of land conservation, their experiences selling land in Texas and their thoughts about the future of the land and real-estate business.

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