The Legendary Four Sixes Ranches Is for Sale

The Legendary Four Sixes Ranches Is for Sale

Chas. S Middleton and Son is pleased to announce the exclusive offering one of the largest ranches in Texas, Four Sixes Ranches, which were first established in 1870.

Four Sixes Ranch (Credit: Chas. S Middleton and Son)

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From Chas. S Middleton and Son

Chas. S Middleton and Son is pleased to announce the exclusive offering of the legendary Four Sixes Ranches, which were first established in 1870. Being one of the largest ranches in Texas, the Four Sixes comprises three separate divisions for a total of 266,255± acres. The Four Sixes Ranch located at Guthrie, Texas, contains 142,372± acres. The Dixon Creek Ranch is located in Carson and Hutchison Counties and contains 114,455± acres. The third division is Frisco Creek, with 9,428± acres located in Sherman County. Having been established 150 years ago, an opportunity to purchase ranches of this scale and significance only come on the market once in a lifetime. This is a rare opportunity to own a great piece of Texas history.

"Many times, in marketing ranch properties the terms 'historic ranch,' 'legendary property,' 'famous ranch' or 'rare offering' are used to hype a ranch being offered for sale. Such terms should only rightfully be used to describe precious few ranches. Without question, these terms truly fit the legendary Four Sixes Ranches," says  Sam Middleton, owner/broker of Chas. S Middleton and Son. "Few ranches in the United States can match the history, grandeur and prestige of these outstanding Texas ranches, together operating as the Four Sixes Ranch. This rare offering can truly be classified as a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity."

buck on Four Sixes Ranch with Quarter Horse in background

History of the Four Sixes Ranch

Legend has it that the history of the ranch began with a poker game and a winning hand of four sixes. In true Texas fashion, this does make a great story, but the real history of the Four Sixes Ranch began with Samuel Burk Burnett, who became one of the most influential and prosperous cattlemen in the history of Texas.

Samuel Burk Burnett was born in Bates County, Missouri, in 1849. At the age of 19, Burk purchased 100 head of cattle which had been branded with the 6666’s brand. Soon thereafter, he started leasing and ultimately purchasing ranches and expanding his ranching operation. Around 1900, he purchased the 8 Ranch near Guthrie, Texas, in King County. He soon purchased the Dixon Creek Ranch in the Texas Panhandle and also began to expand the 8 Ranch into what now is known as the Four Sixes Ranch. In 1917, he decided to build “The Legendary Four Sixes Ranches for Sale
OFFERED BY finest ranch house in West Texas” at Guthrie. This stately home still stands as the main house at the Four Sixes Ranch. Early day visitors to the home included President Roosevelt, Will Rogers and the Indian chief Quanah Parker. Samuel Burk Burnett passed away in 1922. Prior to his death, he willed the bulk of his estate to his daughter, Anne Valliant Burnett, in a Trusteeship for her yet unborn grandchild, Anne Burnett Marion. In 1980, when Anne Valliant Burnett Tandy passed away, the majority of her estate went to her daughter, Anne Burnett Marion, through this Trusteeship. Mrs. Marion assumed management of the Four Sixes Ranch in 1980 and took a very hands-on interest in the management of the property and all of the Four Sixes' holdings.

Sadly, Anne Marion passed away on February 11, 2020, and the terms of her will dictated all of her ranching operations would be sold. 

working cowboys on the Four Sixes Ranch

About Chas. S Middleton and Son

We are a fourth-generation, family-owned, farm and ranch real estate and appraisal specialty firm, in business since 1920. Recent listings of note include the brokerage and sale of the $725 million historic W.T. Waggoner Ranch as well as the current listing of Boone Pickens’ $220 million Mesa Vista Ranch. This year Chas. S. Middleton and Son was awarded the Overall Most Sold Volume ranch Real Estate Company for 2019 with the Land Star Awards from the LAND Texas Magazine and Highest Volume Ranch Real Estate company in the State of Texas for the first quarter of 2020.

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