219± Acres
Mills County, Texas

Flatrock Creek Ranch

ID: 18904
Status: Sold 2021
Acres: 219±
Address: County Road 432
City, State: Goldthwaite, Texas
County: Mills
ZIP Code: 76844
Lat/Long: 31.4221, -98.8287
Presented By: Blake Hortenstine
Taxes: $500


Property Overview:

This is a unique opportunity to own the 225+/- acre western pasture of Rough Creek Ranch. This pasture, is now being offered separately as the Flatrock Creek Ranch. The 225+/- acres has Colorado River frontage, Flatrock Creek, native wildlife habitat, cultivation/ wildlife food plots, excellent fencing, county road frontage, and much more.


Located in southwest Mills County fronting on County Road 432 for .65 miles. Goldthwaite is 15+/- miles, San Saba is 20+/- miles, and Brownwood is 26+/- miles. Dallas/ Fort Worth is an easy 2 1/2 - 3 hour drive and Austin is only 1 1/2 - 2 hours.


There are airports in Brownwood, Goldthwaite, and San Saba for air travel. Please click on the following link for more detailed information: Airport Information


From Goldthwaite, go west on FM 574 for 10-11 miles until County Road 432. Turn left on CR 432 and travel 5-6 miles southwest until the entrance is on your left. Also, see maps or request a pin showing exact location of the entry gate.

Area Attraction:

The Regency Bridge is the last suspension bridge open to automobile traffic in the state of Texas. It is located only 2.5+/- miles from the property. The original bridge collapsed in 1903 under the weight of a herd of cattle killing a boy, his horse, and numerous head of cattle. It was then rebuilt and washed away by a major flood in 1936. In 1997 the one lane, wooden deck bridge was restored with a dedication ceremony attended by then-Governor George Bush. The bridge is high above the Colorado River connecting Mills and San Saba County. It is an impressive sight to see.


Rolling terrain with approximately 60 feet of elevation change. There are 2 drainages crossing the property and running into the Colorado River. Flatrock Creek is the primary creek meandering through the east side of this pasture. This creek is extremely scenic with portions being rock bottom, high dirt banks, and stacked rock shelves with live oaks protruding over the creek. A more subtle drainage runs through the west side of the property.


There are several cultivated areas. A 6-acre wildlife food plot and a 28-acre field, both of which are fenced, and can be utilized for cattle and wildlife. Additionally, there is an unfenced wildlife food plot on the interior of the property for hunting.

Tree cover and wildlife habitat are excellent. There are mature live oaks, mesquites, pecans, cottonwoods, cedar elm and American elm. Browse species include whitebrush, lotebush, prickly ash, and catclaw acacia. Texas winter grass, sideoats grama, Indian grass, and little bluestem are a few of the native grasses.

Surface Water:

Water features are excellent with approximately 4030+/- feet of scenic Colorado River frontage and 3350+/- feet of Flatrock Creek. There are two (2) stock tanks as well.

Wildlife & Hunting:

Hunting is excellent. The whitetail deer herd is managed and this pasture has some of the best hunting of the entire 2818+/- acre Rough Creek Ranch. Again, this is the western pasture of the Rough Creek Ranch. Quality bucks in the 150 B&C class are not uncommon. Other wildlife includes turkey, ducks, dove, feral hogs and a variety of predators. Rough Creek Ranch has been in TPWD's MLD Program for 10+ years. Does are harvested & the buck: doe ratio is believed to be 1 buck: 3- 3.5 does. Young bucks are passed until reaching maturity.


County Road 432 is a good all-weather road with a bridge over Flatrock Creek where it enters the property. Interior ranch roads are kept in good shape.


Property is low fenced with the exception of the eastern boundary which is high game fenced. All other exterior and internal cross-fencing is low fenced and in excellent condition.

Land Management:

Property has been in same ownership since it was purchased 2000. This 225+/- acre pasture was enrolled in a USDA Government Program for spraying prickly pear cactus. The cactus was sprayed in 2019.

Surface Leases:

The owner is in partnership with a local rancher running cattle. Hunting consists of the owner, family members, and a few select friends that assist in harvesting does, feeding, and overall game management. There are no formalized leases impacting the property.


Owner and rancher typically run 1 animal unit per 20 acres.

Minerals & Wind:

Owner is believed to own a percentage of the minerals and executive leasing rights, but cannot warrant mineral ownership. No wind rights are being reserved and there is no wind farm activity in this part of Mills County.


There is electricity down the county road as well as a fiber optic line for high speed internet. There is some groundwater in the area, but there are no water wells currently on the property.

School Districts:

Mullin Independent School District.

Property Taxes:

Believed to be less than $500 annually. Property is agriculturally exempt.

Deed Restriction:

Property to be deed restricted from subdividing for 5-10 years from the sale date. Number of tracts allowed may also be restricted to a certain number to protect the integrity of the area.


$1,462,500 ($6500 per acre)

Broker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Listing Broker.


Blake Hortenstine (Broker/ Partner ) 214-616-1305 mobile

Cash McWhorter (Broker/ Partner ) 469-222-4076 mobile

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