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The King Ranch comprises 825,000 acres (3,340 km2; 1,289 sq mi) and was founded in 1853 by Captain Richard King and Gideon K. Lewis. It includes portions of six Texas counties, including most of Kleberg County and much of Kenedy County, with portions extending into Brooks, Jim Wells, Nueces, and Willacy Counties.

King Ranch is the largest ranch in the United States and wasfounded by Captain Richard King. It's located in Vernon, Texas andis currently owned by King Ranch, Inc.

NFL Owner Stan Kroenke Buys Texas Mega-Ranch Listed for $725 Million. The Waggoner is the largest U.S. ranch within one fence, marketed as measuring 520,527 acres (210,650 hectares), or 800 square miles (2,072 square kilometers). The sale to Kroenke will include additional acreage that brings the total to about 535,000. The King Ranch, based in South Texas, has more acreage spread over several parcels.

When King died in 1885, he left his entire estate to his wife, Henrietta. The ranch covered more than 600,000 acres by this time. Mrs. King, who outlived her husband by 40 years, made Kleberg the full-time manager of the ranch. Kleberg married King ’ s daughter Alice the following year.

King Ranch now covers 825,000 acres—more land than the state of Rhode Island. Over the course of over 160 years, King Ranch led some of the first cattle drives, developed the Santa Gertrudis and Santa Cruz breeds of cattle, bred the finest Quarter Horses, and produced champion Thoroughbreds—all under its iconic Running W® brand.

The King Ranch Corporation unloaded its foreign holdings and diversified. Now it is the largest citrus grower in Florida . . . one of the largest pecan producers in New Mexico.

View page in TimesMachine. It would be the first time that the 825,000-acre ranch, the largest in the United States, was run by someone other than a descendant by blood or marriage of Robert King, the steamboat captain who founded the dynasty in 1853, and his son-in-law, Robert Justus Kleberg.

Nanette, By chance do you know who currently owns the large King Ranch house roughly 5 or 6 miles outside of Agua Dulce, TX? My grandfather Walter Bedford was a foreman on the rach many years ago.

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