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LOCATION: Located south of Dublin and west of Hico in a desirable area near the Erath County line. Physical address is 5751 County Road 328, Dublin, Texas 76446.
ACCESS: There is road frontage on all-weather County Road 328. Main entrance is less than 1 mile from paved FM 1702. Trees & brush along the road frontage provide plenty of privacy. Good access is also available to the west side of the property located on a dead end road.
DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of Highway 377 & Highway 6 in Dublin, go east on Highway 6 about 1 mile until FM 1702. Turn right on FM 1702 and go south 10.5 miles to County Road 328 which is located just south of the small Edna Hill Community. Turn right on County Road 328 and go .9 miles to entrance that is a black steel gate with wagon wheel located on the south side of the road.
TERRAIN: Rolling hills and scenic draws with approximately 80 feet of elevation change makes for an appealing setting. There are several scenic draws with great building locations surrounded by live oaks. Two ecological areas converge on this property. Limestone country has bluestem grasses & live oaks typical of Comanche County. Land transitions into sandy post oak country similar to the area around Dublin making this an extremely diverse property. There is also a dense mesquite flat in the middle of the property that looks like south Texas.
VEGETATION: Beautiful live oaks are plentiful. Other trees consist of pecans, post oaks, mesquites, cedars, and elms. Brush species such as elbowbush, lime prickly ash, sumac, wild plum, blackberry, bumelia, and greenbrier are beneficial to wildlife.
WATER: Underground water is thought to be very good. There is a well providing water to the home and at least one older well from the 1960s (not currently operable). There are 3 stock tanks holding water and 2 others that need work.
WILDLIFE: Deer and turkey are plentiful. There are also dove, quail, coyotes, hogs, and ducks in the fall months. Hunting is leased to a responsible group that takes care of the property. There are a couple large neighbors being 1600+/- acres and 2000+ acres that were part of the Lightning C Ranch.
CATTLE & GRAZING: There are 19 cows and 1 bull that could be purchased. This property has been properly managed and pastureland is well taken care of.
IMPROVEMENTS: Steel cattle pens located on the west side of the ranch are in excellent condition. A second set of older, functional pens are located near the house. Home is 1035+/- square feet and is being sold "as is" with no value being placed on it. It serves as a great hunting cabin, but would need repairs to be a permanent residence. There is also a garage apartment nearby with 576 square feet of living space.
FENCING: A majority of the fencing is new 6-strand barbed wire with steel t-posts. There are 2 primary pastures with an old peanut field planted in grass and fenced separately making for a total of 3 fenced pastures. The south perimeter fence is mostly old high fencing that deer can jump over with a portion being new high fence. There is an older fence on the east side of property.
SCHOOL DISTRICT: Dublin Independent School District.
ELECTRICITY: The home and garage apartment both have electricity to them. There is also an electric line crossing the property in a convenient location near a scenic building location.
CONTACT: Blake Hortenstine, 214-616-1305