Strike It Rich With $340M in Hidden Treasure Buried in Texas
As a kid growing up, I remember going on treasure hunts with my cousins, vacationing in the Texas hill country with acres of woodlands to explore. We weren't looking for anything specific, just kids messing around on a Saturday afternoon. I wish I knew back then what I've recently discovered.
What if I were to tell you Texas has what's believed to be $340 million in treasure buried across the state? With an estimated 229 treasure sites, reported in this article from Texas Hill Country, the idea that buried goods are out there is certainly plausible. After all, bank and stagecoach robberies were not uncommon in Texas.
LOOK: STRIKE IT RICH WITH $340M IN HIDDEN TREASURE BURIED IN TEXAS
A legendary outlaw named Sam Bass was rumored to have buried the goods from his robberies in numerous corners of the Texas hill country, including in a hollow tree two miles west of Round Rock. The loot has yet to be found.
How about $3M stashed near where Shoal Creek empties into the Colorado River? Look five feet below an old oak tree that's said to have eagle's wings carved into its trunk.
In Leander, legend has it a train of pack mules were carrying silver when chased by a tribe of Comanche Indians in 1920. The men driving the train were able to bury and hide the silver; it too remains unfound to this day.
With a reported 229 treasure sites in Texas, there are a lot of places to discover. Check out more of the rumored treasure locations. Who knows? You very well may be Texas' newest multi-millionaire.
With that kind of cash, you could relocate to pretty much anywhere in the Great State of Texas. Keep scrolling to see some of the richest cities in Texas.