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King Ranch

Kingsville and, Texas
County of Kenedy.
National Register Number: 66000820
Resource type: District.
Property type: Farm/Ranch. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: TX-27 Certified Local Government: YES
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 5, 1961):
Founded in 1852 by Richard King (1825-1885), who purchased a Spanish land grant of 75,000 acres, the ranch grew steadily to include over 1 Million acres spread over 4 South Texas counties and become the largest ranch in the country. The famous Santa Gertrudis breed of cattle, named for the original Spanish land grant, was developed here.

The condition is excellent. King Ranch actively preserves and maintains the historically significant aspects of the property and remains a working ranch with 154 years of documented history.

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