Wow, Check Out Who Owns The Biggest Piece Of Texas
Folks are going to be doing a lot of traveling over the holidays. I have been putting my itinerary together trying to see as much family as I can this year. It it always amazes me just how big Texas is. It's huge. Even being a native Texan, you have to appreciate its sheer size.
Somebody somewhere has to own all this land. So, I set out to find out who owns the biggest piece of Texas. I didn't expect what I uncovered. According to a story from World Population Review, the largest private land owner in Texas is King Ranch Inc. in Kingsville. This ranch sprawls out across 825,000 acres. That's bigger than the state of Rhode Island. The King Ranch has a deep history going back to 1853. Follow along with me as we take a look at this massive property.
WOW, CHECK OUT WHO OWNS THE BIGGEST PIECE OF TEXAS
Here's a look at the largest private land owner in Texas according to World Population Review.
The Brand That Started It All
It was in 1869 that the King Ranch registered its brand. The Running W.
The Carriage House
The carriage house was built to keep all the King Ranch horses.
King Ranch Main House
The main house was completed after the original house was destroyed by fire.
Captain Richard King
This iconic riverboat captain and businessman founded the King Ranch and the rest is history.
Ranch Hands Hard at Work
From driving cattle to cooking meals, the King Ranch is a real working ranch.
Plenty of Cowboys
With blue skies and wide open spaces, the King Ranch is a cowboy's paradise.
Smile for the Camera
On the biggest ranch in Texas, you're sure to bump into a longhorn or two.
Always a Great Time
At the end of a hard day's work, there's always time to have fun and unwind.
Before I found out about the King Ranch, I assumed the largest owner of land in Texas would have been a big corporation or an oil refinery. It's a good thing to see the success of an honest, genuine businessman who saw a dream and went after it. If Captain Richard King could see what his empire turned into, I'd suspect he'd be a very proud man.
Pics of the Endless R Ranch Currently For Sale in Tyler, Texas
Gallery Credit: Billy Jenkins