The Agua Verde Ranch is located just six miles east-northeast of Hondo, TX, with frontage on FM 2676. It's actually in the old ghost town of New Fountain, which was part of Henri Castro's string of settlements throughout the Medina River Valley. New Fountain was established in 1846, around a newly discovered water source, deriving it's name from that spring. By about 1860, New Fountain had a post office, church, mill and a stagecoach stop on the old San Antonio-El Paso Road. The Agua Verde is situated on the banks of the Verde creek, which holds water year round. With its proximity to the Verde, the majority of this property is shown to be in the one-hundred year floodplain. The ranch consists of approximately 192 acres. The majority of the land is gently sloping, with fertile soils that have been farmed for many years. Huge live oaks are scattered across the ranch, providing shade for the cattle. The Agua Verde is fenced and cross-fenced into four pastures, with water troughs throughout. A newer set of cattle pens is also on the ranch. At the southern edge of the property, sits an old homestead. Tucked away under large oaks, is a small farm house with a freshly remodeled exterior. Just off of the back porch, is an outdoor bbq area and adjacent outbuildings. One of those buildings is a mostly intact settler's home assumed to date back to the early days of New Fountain. Water on the property includes a public water supply meter, one shallow well, and the water holes located in the Verde Creek. The well and creek are still holding, even though we're experiencing one of the driest times on record. The Agua Verde Ranch is convenient to town, with all the makings of a good recreational, Ag, or homestead property. We are proud to offer it and would be thankful for the opportunity to show it. Please, contact us to schedule a private showing.
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