112± Acres Fossil Ridge Ranch, Bandera County
12065 FM 462
Bandera, TX, 78003
Description: Originally deeded as a homestead in the early 1900’s, Fossil Ridge Ranch has been under the stewardship of the same family for over a century. Located on the flowing waters of Hondo Creek, the ranch boasts an abundance of historical and natural artifacts, including pronounced dinosaur tracks in the creek and fossils on the ridge near the back of the property.
Improvements: The historic 1,400 square foot 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom home was completed in the 1920’s and remains in excellent condition. Its large porch faces east towards the creek, making it a great spot to relax and enjoy the Hill Country evenings. A detached 2-car garage and workshop is ideal for equipment and tool storage.
Water: Fossil Ridge is highlighted by Hondo Creek, which has historically maintained consistent flow except during severe droughts. There are two water wells on the property, one near the house that was drilled in 1995 and is currently supplying water to the improvements and a water trough, and another near the creek that was drilled in 1953 that is not currently in use.
Vegetation and Terrain: The vegetation includes an abundant variety of native brush species and hardwood trees including pecans, post oaks, live oaks, elms, hackberries, and cedar. The diverse terrain ranges from lush pecan bottoms near the creek, to motted oaks, and up to a substantial cedar and oak covered hilltop in the back of the property.
Wildlife: Fossil Ridge is home to a wide variety of wildlife native to the area including Whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkeys, doves, coyotes, bobcats, foxes, and other varmints. Several free-range exotic species have also been seen on the property including a large herd of Axis and an occasional Aoudad sheep.
Minerals: Negotiable with no current production.
Taxes: See Broker for information.
Location: The ranch is located off FM 462 approximately 1.8+ miles SE of Tarpley, 24.3+ miles N of Hondo, 63+ miles NE of Uvalde, 69+ miles NW of San Antonio, 133+ miles SW of Austin, 260+ miles W of Houston.
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