Starkey Ranch Tract 1
Welcome to Starkey Ranch, a gated, private and secluded property with rolling hills, bottom land, trees and abundant wildlife. Located just 15 minutes Southeast of Nocona, 15 minutes west of Saint Jo, and 1 hour 30 minutes from Dallas or Fort Worth. Montague County is in the northern part of North-Central Texas and is bordered on the north by the Red River and the state of Oklahoma. Montague County was organized in 1858 and is named for Colonel Daniel Montague, a civil engineer who surveyed much of North-Central Texas.
The Starkey Ranch is located in the Western Cross Timbers encompassing the lakes and prairies region of Texas. The soils of the Western Cross Timbers formed under the Post Oak Savannah and are predominantly light colored sandy loam. Settled in 1870, Red River Station was the best crossing on the Red River for a hundred miles in either direction. The Chisholm Trail crossed here and thousands of longhorn cattle went north from Texas over it. The old Butterfield Stage Coach Trail crossed Montague County from east to west. The Chihuahua Trail and the old California Trail also crossed Montague County in the geographical center near present day Montague which is also the county seat.
Starkey Ranch is located just south of the historic Starkey Cemetery. Settlers were drawn to the fertile lands of North Texas, arriving in this area in significant numbers after 1850.
B.L. Starkey and his sons Columbus and Napoleon came from Ellis County with their families about the time of the Civil War. A Methodist Church was organized across the road from the cemetery in the 1870's. The Starkey Community School, attended by students from the surrounding areas, was funded by the Starkey family. Starkey Church and Cemetery remain active as a place of worship and burial ground as well as a chronicle of the area's pioneer settlers.
As soon as you drive up to the impressive Starkey Ranch entrance, you can immediately recognize that you are entering a very secluded & private property where the land has been highly improved to its current state.
Starkey ranch is made up of several different types of soil. From cultivation, pastureland, wildlife habitat and recreation;
Duffau fine sandy loam, 2 to 5 percent slopes. This gently sloping deep soil is on the uplands. This soil is well drained and run off is slow. This soil is suitable for cultivated crops, range land and improved pastureland. The potential for increased wildlife habitat is high.
Windthorst fine sandy loam with 2 to 5 percent slopes. This soil is moderately well drained. The climax plant community is a mixture of tall and mid grasses, forbs and oak trees. Improved grasses such as King Ranch Bluestem, Klein grass, Coastal Bermuda grass are all well suited for this soil type.
Pulexas soils are deep, nearly level, soils on flood plains along small creeks and streams where channels have become filled with water. These areas are subject to flooding once or twice a year. The surface layer is mainly fine sandy loam, but is sandy loam, loam or clay in some areas. Improved grasses do very well in this type of soil. Several different types of trees and shrubs are found in this type of soil, including wild plums, pecan, cottonwood, elm and bois d'arc trees.
Grand entrance with electric gates and keypad access for privacy
An exceptional all weather road that provides access to all tracts
Electricity is available on the private road at the front of all tracts, served by Pentex Electric Co-op
Oak, pecan, hickory, cottonwood and cedar trees throughout
Abundant wildlife includes whitetail deer, hogs, turkey, dove and ducks
Ponds on Tracts 1,3,4,8 and 9
Fertile bottom land on Tracts 1,2,3 and 4 ( See Soil Types)
Average annual rainfall is 36"
All tract boundaries are cleared and permanently marked
All tracts have old growth mature post oak and blackjack oaks, pecan, hickory, elm, cedar, and large cottonwood trees.
Grasses include both common and coastal Bermuda grass, King Ranch bluestem, Indian grass, Big and Little bluestem and many more
Native grasses along with improved grasses such as Coastal Bermuda in the bottom areas
Larger acreage neighbors on all sides
Excellent building sites on all tracts
Numerous potential home sites with heavy timber; privacy from main road
Private Third Party Financing Available to qualified buyers with competitive interest rates and terms. Closing will take place at a local title company and buyer will receive an owner's title policy.
Tract 1 - Being the largest tract on the Starkey Ranch, this tract is fenced on two sides and borders large acreage neighbors to the north and the west. There are great building sites among mature oak trees on a hill that overlooks a very densely treed bottom area. There's lots of wildlife on this tract and over 60' of elevation change.
Contact Us About this Property