Whitehouse, TX, USA
17370 FM 756
Iron Rock Ranch is a 103.7-acre rare gem located in Smith County in the heart of East Texas. Conveniently located 5.5 miles south of Tyler and 1.5 miles south of Loop 49 in the Whitehouse School District. The 1300 feet of FM 756 road frontage takes you to rolling pastures sprinkled with hardwood trees providing cover for livestock. The fields are lined and divided with 5500 ft of pipe and cable fencing finished in black marine paint. There are two fishing lakes, rolling topography with over 70 feet of elevation change, offering multiple home sites with spectacular views. The Ranch claims the second highest elevation in Smith County. The 60 acres of mature hardwood and pine forest at the back of the property presents horse and ATV riding trails and excellent wildlife habitat.
Iron Rock Ranch gets its name from the huge iron ore boulders discovered years ago when the previous owner mined ore from the back of the property and sold it to the City of Tyler for road bed on one of the main roads in the town. Massive stones were unearthed in the process and are found in two sites on the property creating an interesting talking point. Many photographers have taken advantage of the unique setting in and around the giant stones over the years.
Horses are royalty at Iron Rock Ranch! The rock front state-of-the-art Cleary custom built barn with doors opening to south and north for year-round ventilation, features six stalls with outside doors to separate paddocks. Includes equine lighting, fully insulated, feed, tack and wash rooms with 80-gallon hot water heater, central vacuum system and commercial ice maker. The reception area includes central HVAC, living room, kitchen and bathroom with a monitored security system.
A matching Cleary built shop building is insulated with south and north roll up doors. Included is a half bath, numerous built-in provides plenty of storage. High capacity air compressor, commercial grade lighting and two 30-amp and one 50-amp RV hookups with a monitored security system.
Separate hay barn and storage building with interior and exterior lighting.
A remodeled 850 SQFT two-bedroom one-bath cabin with metal roof is on the property with monitored security system. Use for weekender or ranch hand or lease. Current owner has it leased for $975.00 per month.
Enter the 103.7 acres through the unique rock entrance with custom automatic gate, tailored landscaping and lighting, power plugs and sprinkler system. There is 1300 feet of road frontage on FM 756.
The land is comprised of 60% hardwood and pine timber and 40% Coastal, Bahia and Rye grass pastures. The rolling topography has over 70 feet of elevation change creating several stunning home sites with remarkable sunrises and sunsets. 5500 linear feet of pipe and cable fencing finished in black marine grade paint in four pastures with the entire perimeter fenced.
Two spring-fed stock lakes provide fishing and serve as water sources for livestock and wildlife. Horseback riding and ATV riding is encouraged on the trails meandering through the hardwood timber and pine forest. The wildlife habitat promotes an abundance of Whitetail Deer and other small varmints found in the woods of East Texas.
The main potable water source is Walnut Grove Coop. For irrigation, drinking and supplemental water source for filling front fishing lake is a 300 feet deep Wilcox water well offering an endless supply of water. There is a fully operational Chicago Aermotor Windmill next to the deep well that supplies water to rock tank and flows into fishing lake.
HUNTING & RECREATION:
Whitetail Deer, Hogs, Squirrels and other small varmints. Two fishing lakes, horseback and ATV trails throughout the timberland on the property.
Iron Rock Ranch has hosted weddings, photo shoots, private parties and corporate events. The ranch is stunning regardless of the season. The property offers future development opportunity. Just 5.5 miles south of Loop 323 in Tyler, Texas and 1.5 miles south of Loop 49, connecting to Interstate 20.