The Ranches are located approximately 14 miles South of Van Horn along Texas State Highway 90, between Van Horn and Valentine. Click here for a zoomable, topographical map of the area.
Speculation, Build a Horse Ranch, Home, install a manufactured home, camp, park your R.V. or trailer. The County has no restrictions, at this time, as to use of the property. Commercial use is acceptable. There is No requirement that you must build on this property.
Approximately $375.00 per year.
We have not performed a detailed search as to the ownership of the Mineral Rights. All mineral rights appear to have been previously reserved. Mineral rights that have not been previously reserved, if any, will pass to the new owner.
The parcels have been surveyed and all corners of each parcel are marked. A record of this survey has been recorded. Elevation is approximately 3980 feet ASL.
Natural Gas, Electric & Telephone are located along the paved road in front of each parcel. Individual meters and connections have not been set. Water and Sewer: You will have to drill a well or use a cistern/ storage tank for a source of water. The water well located at the south end of the ranch has a water table at approximately 110 feet, However, We CAN NOT guarantee the success of a well. For Sewage, a septic tank must be installed. As is the case with anywhere in the USA, you must obtain the permits and/or approvals required for installing septic systems or drilling a well. The installation of water and / or septic systems is at the buyer’s expense. No percolation tests have been performed on the properties.
Originally part of El Paso County, 3815 square miles was split off and organized in 1911 to become Culberson County. Van Horn became the County Seat in 1912. By 1920 the Counties population was 912. Today the population is approximately 2,975. Terrain in the county ranges from flat to mountainous; elevations start at approximately 3,000 feet to go to over 8,700 feet. The highest elevation in Texas is located in Culberson County at 8715; it is atop Guadalupe Peak. Click here to visit the Culberson County web site
Van Horn is the County Seat for Culberson County. It is Located approximately 120 miles southeast of El Paso and sits astride Interstate 10. With a population of approximately 2,435 it is truly small city living within the very large State of Texas. This small City has many amenities which include: 9 Hole Municipal Golf Course, Airport with two lighted 6,000 ft runways (100 LL & Jet Fuel avail), County Hospital, County Court House, County Rodeo Grounds, City/County Library, Visitors Convention Center, Several Churches, Restaurants, several hotels, three R V Parks, and Culberson County Historical Museum. Its greatest assets include the “Magnificent Landscapes and Awesome Skies”. Van Horn is now known as “The Cross Roads of the Texas Mountain Trail” ; the trail that leads you to, Guadalupe Mountain National Park, The Carlsbad Caverns (New Mexico), Sierra Blanca, and Hueco Tanks State Park. All of these areas are within easy driving distance of Van Horn. Click here to see the local news paper, the Van Horn Advocate.
Van Horn History:
Like many towns throughout the West, Van Horn was established when the need for a constant supply of water became necessary for the military and pioneers. The original Van Horn Wells, discovered in 1849, is approximately twelve miles south of the current site of Van Horn (within a few miles of this ranch). This was one of the dependable water sources in the vast region of West Texas. It wasn’t until 1881 that the town was formed and named after Lt. James Judson Van Horn. That same year, Van Horn became a watering hole for the Texas & Pacific Railroad providing water for the steam engines carrying freight and passengers to and from the new frontier. Pioneers gradually were drawn to the area due to the excellent water and mild climate. With the American Highway System being built, Van Horn became a welcome stop for automobile travelers. It lies almost midway between San Antonio and Phoenix and makes for a great stopping off point when traveling between these points.
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