51.7 Acres, Rusk County, Texas



  • Price:$201,630
  • Type:Ranches, Recreational Property, Timberland
  • Address:TBD Co Rd 3251
  • Acres:52
  • County:Rusk
  • City:Timpson
  • Status:Sold
  • State:Texas
  • Zip:75975


This 51.7 acres of pleasantly rolling, well-drained land offers an excellent combination of pasture and forest, potential house sites, beautiful upland creeks, good recreational opportunities, and convenient access. Located a few miles north of the Caledonia community, only 15 minutes from either Mt. Enterprise or Timpson, and 30 minutes from Nacogdoches, Carthage or Henderson, this land is perfectly situated to be that get-away spot that so many folks are looking for in todays world. This is an ideal upland site on which to build a weekend cabin or a country home. It offers a very nice setting with good privacy, easy access, and several potential land management options from which to choose.

The roughly 18 acres of pastureland includes the front 14-acre field that should be suitable for hay production. The land is fenced and currently leased for cattle grazing. The lease could be maintained with the current leasee, or terminated at the Buyers discretion. The leasee has done a good job in maintaining the property. This could be an ideal property to graze cattle, cut hay, and enjoy the peace and quiet of the country life.

The spring-fed sandy-bottomed creek along the eastern boundary has about a 500-acre watershed, and according to a lifelong resident, has always flowed to some degree even in dry weather. This creek provides water for livestock. The available mapping does not indicate a FEMA floodplain on this land.

The loamy fine sandy soil is suitable for growing grass or pine trees, while the sandy loam along the creeks grows good pine and hardwood timber. This native forest contains a wide variety of loblolly and shortleaf pine, white oak, red oak, sweetgum, elm, holly, blackgum, hickory and elm. One outstanding old post oak at the edge of the northern pasture and the head of a branch is a notable character tree, and is worth a stop to admire.

The forested areas have been thinned years ago, and currently appear to be growing well. The soils in this area have a history of good wet-weather timber harvesting capability. A buyer would have options in terms of an immediate harvest and replant, a thinning, or just letting it grow for future harvesting. Of course, the fields could be a candidate for reforestation.

Cattle grazing has afforded excellent vegetation control in the forest understory, giving this land a park-like appearance in the woods. The white oaks and other hardwoods along the creek drains are really scenic areas, and would make a dramatic background for a home place. Several ridges in between the forested branches offer secluded spots for a home, while retaining ready access to the county roads.

In terms of hunting, there are openings in various locations that are excellent for setting up blinds and feeders. The pipeline easement, fields and wide-open woods along the creek drains offer nice hunting areas. Lake Murvaul is ten minutes to the north on FM 1971.

Located at the old Eulalie lumbering community north of present-day Caledonia, this property has a long history of small-farm settlements from the 1880s. Having a post office in the 1890s, being home to 150 people with stores, churches, a physician and a school, the community was renamed Bryce in the latter 1900s as the population decreased to the few dozen living in the area today.

The property features long frontages on hard-topped County Road 3251 on its south, and the graded sandy County Road 3252 on its west side. There is easy access to FM 1971 (.35 of a mile) and US Hwy 84 (1.9 miles). The Property has excellent internal access across fields and along the pipeline right-of-way.

There is a gate at the northwestern corner on CR 3252 at the pipeline right-of-way, the main gate at the southwest corner at the intersection of the two county roads, and one gate south of the barn on CR 3251 in the southeastern corner of the main field. An old barn is located on the eastern side of the 14-acre main field, and has some old corral fencing in the back. With a bit of cleanup and work it appears that it will be functional.

This deed-described 51.7 acres is offered at $3,900 per acre, with the boundary lines in all probability requiring a resurvey for refining the boundary description to modern standards. Seller is retaining all owned oil & gas minerals.

This property is currently under Ag/Timber Valuation on the taxes, which for 2020 show to have been $63.89 with the Ag/Timber reduction.

Other property notes:

Electric Power on and across property
Landline telephone along county road
1,200 feet of frontage on County Road 3251 and over 1,450 feet on County Road 3252
Residents in the area are on wells, and have propane service
Henderson ISD School District
Gas pipeline right-of-way on property, 8.6-inch transmission line, Mid-Coast Energy

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Property Map / Directions

From the Caledonia Community located on Highway 84 between Mt. Enterprise and Timpson, go north on FM Road 1971 for 1.9 miles to County Road 3251 on the right. Proceed east on CR 3251 for three-and a-half-tenths (.35) of a mile to the southwest corner of the Property, at the intersection of CR 3251 and CR 3252, with the property on the left (north side). Access from the north is on FM 1971, which is 1.1 miles southwest of Clayton on Hwy 315. Go 11.9 miles south of Hwy 315 on FM 1971 to CR 3251, then left (east) as described above.

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