Legendary Four Sixes Ranch, spanning 225 square miles and among the largest in Texas, just hit the market to the tune of $192 million. This comes after the passing of Fort Worth heiress and philanthropist Anne Marion.
The heiress was well-known for her generous contributions, totaling over $600 million to the arts, education, and more. From founding the Georgia O’Keefe Museum in Santa Fe, to serving as the chief benefactor of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Marion’s impact is one to admire. And she credits her success to lessons learned on Four Sixes Ranch.
In fact, Marion once said, “The most important thing that ever happened to me was growing up on that ranch. It kept my feet on the ground more than anything else.”
Let’s take a closer look and see what makes this Texas ranch tops in our latest “What Can I Get?”.
Four Sixes Ranch Has a Reputation For Fine Quarter Horses, Quality Cattle, And Tall Tales
First of all, with rolling pastures, a rich cattle history, and fine quarter horses, it’s no wonder the ranch’s backstory is as big as the state of Texas. Rumor has it, the ranch sprung from a winning hand of four sixes in a game of poker.
Yet according to the listing, “the real history of the 6666’s Ranch began with Samuel Burk Burnett, who became one of the most influential and prosperous cattlemen in the history of Texas.”
At the turn of the century — around 1900 — Burnett put his money on 8 Ranch near Guthrie. Today, it stands as Four Sixes Ranch. Burnett also set out to erect the finest ranch house in West Texas spending $100,000 — a considerable sum for the time — to create the dwelling from quarried stone.
Here, you’ll find gorgeous hardwoods, picture windows, and grand halls. Rich molding and beams add to the appeal throughout. There are elegant bunk rooms, stately dining areas, and cozy living spaces to curl up by the fire. Yes, it has everything one needs to live large, while operating one of the most compelling ranches in Texas history. But back to the history.
One year before Burnett’s death in 1921, the ranch struck black gold along Dixon Creek. Then again, in 1969, another major oil field emerged. Since then it has earned a reputation for the finest horse and cattle operation around and is where the prosperous Burnett Oil Company originated.
The King County Ranch Affords a Main House, Barn, Outbuildings, And More
Sited in prime King County, the famed cattle ranch affords a main house with electricity. Plus, it has plenty of outbuildings, acreage, and amenities. This includes 142,372 total acres, as well as a barn, cattle ranch, and corrals. It even comes complete with a creek, pond, and highly desirable mineral rights.
Equestrians will appreciate the impressive horse facilities. Hunters will find themselves entranced by an abundance of Whitetail Deer. Of course, there are ample income-producing opportunities too.
Per the listing, “This outstanding offering is realistically priced at $1,350 per acre, which includes one-quarter of the minerals along with all solar and wind generation rights. We have a detailed inventory of cattle, horses, rolling stock, equipment and other personal items, all of which are available to be purchased separately.”
Lastly, Four Sixes Ranch Is Known For Hosting A Slew Of Famous Guests
And that’s not all. The ranch has hosted such esteemed guests as President Teddy Roosevelt, stage and film actor Will Rogers, and Comanche leader, Quanah Parker.
Now for the first time ever, the 150 year-old-ranch is available collectively as a package, with the 6666 Dixon Creek Ranch Division and 6666 Frisco Creek Ranch Division up for grabs.
“Few ranches in the United States can match the history, grandeur and prestige of these outstanding Texas ranches, together operating as the 6666’s Ranch,” said real estate broker Sam Middleton in a statement to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “This rare offering can truly be classified as a ‘once in a lifetime.’”
Sam Middleton with Chas S. Middleton And Son LLC has listed 6666 Ranch, Guthrie, Texas for $192,202,200.