The 3,100-acre +/- Morriss Ranch, located 45 minutes from Kerrville on The Divide near Garvens Store, is a living legacy to pioneering stewardship. After 106 years of family ownership, a portion of this Hill Country ranching stronghold near Mountain Home is for sale for the first time.
His name was Airs Gilmer Morriss. His grandfather spoke several Indian languages and settled Kerr County. His father fought for the Confederacy until he stacked arms at Appomattox. His wife, Lily Mae, loaned their house in Kerrville to the Butt family so they could deliver groceries to the widows and orphans during the formative years of what became H-E-B Grocery Stores. He gave land for the Cowboy Camp Meeting along with the land for the Sunset Cemetery on Johnson Creek. Through faith in the good Lord he kept moving west from Johnson Creek to The Divide. In 1945 he passed away with his horse under him, and when he fell, his foreman Domingo was there to catch him. After living a life that left a legacy for many generations, A.G. Morriss finally rode home.
Since 1909, this sprawling Hill Country ranch, located in Real and Edwards counties, has been maintained and developed through the thoughtful stewardship of the Morriss family. The ranch, which features rolling pastures resplendent with native grass and fields suitable for cultivation, is a testimony to their ongoing care.
Numerous windmills and an extensive water trough system meet the needs of livestock and wildlife. This land sustained herds of cattle, sheep, and goats for generations, but responsible management conserved habitat providing a home for native game such as white-tailed deer and turkeys. The ranch infrastructure, including barns and working pens, provides the working foundation as the next chapter begins. A small portion of the ranch is high-fenced, but the majority is low-fenced. As you drive the good ranch roads that criss-cross the property all you see for miles is the Hill Countrys legendary beauty and grandeur.
Almost two miles of private, paved road leads you from Highway 41 to the handsome ranch headquarters nestled in the ranchs heart. The headquarters is secluded and private, buffered from the traffic sounds of modern life and the glare of city lights. The compound features two main ranch houses, a wranglers house, barns, gated pens and equipment sheds. It has been recently updated and, like the rest of the ranch, is well-maintained. With the nearest light pollution half a county away, the night sky is majestic.
Just over an hour and a half from the San Antonio International Airport, Morriss Ranch offers rare Hill Country beauty, large-scale landscapes with convenient interstate access to Kerrville and San Antonio. Its an easy drive to escape chaos and retreat into your own place deep in the heart of the same Texas that attracted the early settlers. It is authentic and unchanged. Lose yourself in its majesty.
Highly anticipated and unforgettable, the Morriss Ranch is an exercise in discovery. Enjoy a hunt, take a long ride, work cattle, or catch a gentle breeze on the front porch. Live the legacy.
Call Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815 to discover the land that inspired A.G. Morriss 106 years ago. The Morriss Ranch can be yours for $1,950/acre.
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