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Located only minutes from the historic Regency Bridge that links San Saba and Mills Counties I Central Texas is the Nelms Ranch. There are 98+/- acres of productive ranch land but the center piece of the property is its equally historic sandstone home. The hand quarried stone blocks used in the home came from only 2 miles away on a neighbors ranch. They were moved to the building site in the early 1900’s and hand finished by a stone master from Georgia who eventually served the town of Locker and the surrounding area as its only Doctor. His name was Dr. S.T. Dowda (1876-1942). Using his ability as a stone cutter the Dr. set out to build his home by himself. The walls are 14” thick and made of sandstone slabs 5” to 6” thick. The Home was built between babies being born, broken legs, measles, chicken pox and other day to day disasters. The home was completed about 1909 and except for having the original roof replaced it stands today just as it did then. The front porch and patio area make this Texas style home one of a kind. As you walk through the 9’ custom built cedar door into the commercial equipped kitchen you will understand how it was used to serve one or one hundred. From the kitchen and living room you have open doorways leading to the now dining room and dog library/bar room. The interior walls are approximately 10’ tall and the kitchen, dining & living rooms all have a fireplace. The rest of the house includes a windowed porch set up as a sleeping area along with a restroom. The rest of the Ranch includes 4 ponds, a rent house and 2 sets of corrals. The land is primarily used for livestock production but sightings of deer, turkey, dove and feral hogs is not uncommon. The Large ponds are stocked with bass and catfish along with numerous species of birds and other critters. So if yo are looking for something a little out of the ordinary or unique don’t miss this property. And don’t forget to ask us about the annual “Funky Furlong” held on the 1st Saturday in May for the last 13 years. Give us a call for your personal tour today.

Priced at $500,000 ** SOLD 11/12/21 **

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Location: 7781 CR 246, Richland Springs, TX 76871
Wildlife: Deer, Turkey, Hog, Dove, Catfish and Bass
Improvements: 2 Homes on the Property
Soil: Sandy Loam
Grasses: Native
Acreage: 98+/-
County: San Saba
Disclaimer: All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. If there is another broker/agent representing the buyer, they must accompany the buyer at the initial and all other showings of the property in order to share equally in the commission. Thank You


  • Address 7781 CR 246, Richland Springs, TX 76871
  • City Richland Springs
  • State/county Texas


Updated on March 23, 2022 at 2:23 pm
  • Price: $500,000
  • Land Area: 98+/- Acres
  • Property Type: Residential
  • Property Status: Sold

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