The historic Johnson Ranch in Snyder, Texas holds a lot of local history, and it’s up for sale. The 3,718-acre property, previously owned by an ancestor of Billy Johnson, can be all yours for just over $20 million.
The ranch was owned by a cowboy and rancher named Billy Johnson and his wife Gladys, and they built the 16-room mansion on the property in 1910. In 1916, Gladys’ ex-husband threatened Billy, and because of that, Gladys and her brother plotted to (and did) kill the ex-husbaand. A feud known as the Johnson-Sims Feud erupted, prompting Billy to hire a bodyguard who Gladys ended up falling in love with. As you can imagine, a lot of drama and history unfolded on the ranch.
Aside from the history of it all, the land has so much to offer. For one, it’s filled with wild animals like whitetail deer, wild hogs, quail and turkey which all roam freely within the high-fenced in property. Ennis Creek flows through the property and is home to catfish, bass and crappie.
On top of the beauty of the land, it’s also a money-maker. There are 12 oil and gas wells on the property, with new oils wells being found still today. As Sotheby’s Realty puts it, “As landowner, you will immediately have an oil revenue stream.”
The homestead is an impressive 6,000-square-foot house with five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Guests of the house include several notorious Texans, including Texas Ranger Frank Hamer who led the attack that killed Bonnie and Clyde in 1934.
Also on the ranch is a newly constructed 6,000-square-foot barn that has a kitchen, bathroom and loft, an cattle operation and a 2,000-square-foot storage barn.