Founded in 1852 in Nueces County, 825,000 acres. This is the ranch that developed the Santa Gertrudis breed of cattle. They maintain a herd of 60,000 cattle and 1,000 Quarter horses.
- Book on Amazon Bob Kleberg and the King Ranch: A Worldwide Sea of Grass
Created in 1885. Investors received 3,050,000 acres in exchange for building a new State Capitol. The last of the XIT was sold in 1929.
- Book on Amazon Xit Ranch of Texas and the Early Days of the Llano Estacado (Western Frontier Library)
The largest single piece of privately owned land in Texas.
Boys’ Ranch, Texas.
Population 550. Established 1939. Over 400 boys and girls benefit from guidance and affectionate discipline in a ranch setting.
Texas Best Dude Ranch
Founded in 1880. 50,000 acre working ranch. Features domestic and exotic wildlife and a 200 room Hilton Hotel on the ranch.
Flying L Guest Ranch
38 suites and golf courses.
Dixie Dude Ranch
Twin Elm Ranch
Lazyhills Guest Ranch
Texas Hwy 27 & Henderson Rd.
26 unit ranch with family style meals.