Rock Bluff Ranch
Summary: The Rock Bluff Ranch has most recently been utilized as a limestone quarry for production of crushed limestone aggregate. While the property still offers this continued industrial/commercial use as an operating quarry or heavy equipment yard, its terrain and proximity to DFW also open it up to an array of potential recreational uses including hunting, commercial development as an Off-Road/All-Terrain vehicle course, RV-park, or commercial gun range and firearm training facility just to name a few. Portions of the property could also be subdivided if desired to take advantage of the US 67 highway frontage.
Location: The property is located in western Johnson County on US Hwy 67 between the towns of Cleburne and Glen Rose, approximately 66 miles southwest of Dallas and 45 miles southwest of Ft. Worth. Physical address is 12301 US-67, Cleburne, TX 76033.
Limestone Quarry & Aggregate: The limestone formations that have been mined here continue to hold reserves for additional aggregate production for use as road base, pad sites, landscape materials, etc., however the aggregate does not meet the hardness specifications required for TXDOT contracts. This is a slightly softer grade of limestone aggregate produced from the Comanche Peak and Edwards formations. The cut that is currently open and was most recently mined covers a surface area of approximately 8 acres.
Terrain:The land features 100'+/- of overall elevation change that from its high points provide big distant views across the property and on into neighboring Somervell and Hood Counties to the west and north. Approximately 50% of the property is made up of gently rolling wooded acreage typical of this region, with rough and rugged hills and draws scattered throughout. Tree cover consists of live oak, elm, cottonwood, hackberry, red bud, bumelia, willow, mesquite, and cedar. These are the areas that have largely been untouched by former mining activities. The balance is former cuts and plateaus that have been mined leaving the surface in these areas relatively flat.
Wildlife/Hunting: The ranch has not been hunted by the owner or leased for hunting in years, but there are numerous wildlife trails, tracks, and other signs that show the wildlife in the area frequent the property.
Water: There is one water well located on the property along with two seasonal stock ponds.
Roads/Fences:The ranch has approximately 1/4 mile of road frontage on US 67. Many of the interior roads have been improved using material from the property and there are numerous pasture roads/trails. Exterior fences range from poor to excellent, and currently will not hold livestock.
Minerals: Owner is believed to own some minerals and is negotiable on conveying some minerals with an acceptable offer. Two gas wells were drilled on the property around 2007-2008, but were recently plugged. Buyer will assume responsibility and expenses associated with a mineral ownership report if one is desired.
Structural Improvements: An industrial set of truck scales, small metal building (scale control room), and water well are centrally located on the property.
Utilities: United Cooperative Services provides electric service with lines in place on the property.
School District: Cleburne Independent School District
Easements: An access easement runs through a portion of the property providing access to a neighboring land owner to the north. A pipeline easement also runs along a portion of the west property line with minimal impact.
Property Taxes: The property is not currently ag-exempt and annual property taxes are believed to be approximately $12,900.
Asking Price:$5,500 per acre ($1,023,000)
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 Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.