Robinson Ranch, since 1885

Status: Sold

This is a remarkable offering for this historic ranch, officially established in 1885. The Robinson Ranch has 1.2± miles of spectacular, year around live water Cypress Creek that adds to its natural beauty. Natural springs are the source of the water which is an attraction for native flora including grand trees and abundant native wildlife. Besides the original historic homes, the ranch was the site of the Texas History noted Battle of Deer Creek.

Improvements: Officially established in 1885, the Robinson Ranch grounds feature two vintage rock houses, both equally charming and rustic. The one-story, old homestead was built in the 1880s by the Robinson Family. A more recent home is the commanding 2-story rock home built in the 1930s and is near the main springs. Both display prevalent historic style of the Hill Country, with design elements favoring those of European settlers to the area. The 2-story home has a formal living room featuring a fireplace, formal dining room, small kitchen and two bedrooms. The original settlers, the Tom Phelps Family, had a home and corn field near the springs, but it has since disappeared. A fascinating account of the demise of Tom Phelps and his wife while fishing in the creek resulted in a neighborhood posse rising to action, noted in Texas History as the ‘Battle of Deer Creek’.

Fencing: The ranch perimeter is low fenced on three sides with new high fence on the east side.

Water:A highlight of the ranch is the incredible, year-around Cypress Creek traverses the ranch. There are 1.2± miles of crystal clear water plus springs that are still flowing despite dry times. This is a truly gorgeous and unique creek. There is also 1 water well with windmill.

Wildlife: This ranch has an abundance of native wildlife including whitetail deer, turkey, hogs, dove, many species of birds and other small animals. The year around water attracts a large number of wildlife.


Taxes: Agricultural exemption

Schools: Johnson City I.S.D. – Please call district for details

Utilities: Pedernales Electric Coop (PEC), 1 private well, septic, propane, choice of phone/internet providers.

Minerals: Negotiable

Location: The Robinson Ranch is located 70± miles north of San Antonio, 50± miles west of Austin and 12± miles north of Johnson City. The property is located on the south side of FM 962, 3± miles east of Round Mountain.

Airports: Horseshoe Bay Resort Airport (KDZB) is 17± miles and has a 5,977 foot runway and Austin Bergstrom International Airport (KAUS) is 55± miles away and has a 12,248 foot runway.

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