In 1893 a quarry was opened in the Piney Woods of East Texas to provide sandstone for the construction of jetties at Sabine Pass. In 1900 the great hurricane hit Galveston Island and was unlike anything before, killing an estimated 10,000 people. By 1904 construction had begun on building the Galveston sea wall with granite. Sandstone was also used to finish the wall that was quarried from the Blue Hole. Around 1908 the quarry was named Kyles Quarry after William Wesley Kyle from Beaumont, Texas.
Edwin Dumble (1918) published in his University of Texas bulletin, The Geology of East Texas, The hard rock is very light gray or gray blue in color, made up of quartz and chert and contains angular fragments of hard whiteish and greenish clays and is what is believed to give the Blue Hole its distinctive blue-green color. Once the sea wall was completed, the Blue Hole was used for local road projects and other construction projects. By the 1920s it had become a very popular swimming hole for local folks in East Texas.
Republic Ranches now has the famous Blue Hole listed for sale. This is a very rare opportunity to own a part of the Blue Hole and its history. The tract for sale is a 462 +/- acre tract and is part of a larger 1,600 acre tract. There is a shared use agreement between the three owners, giving access to the entire 1,600 acres.
Improvements: There is a river camp house on the bank of the Neches River with access to the river for some of the best catfish and crappie fishing in the State. There are several common areas with one having a wonderful pavilion with a grill, big screen TV, cooking area and mens and womens restrooms. There are also rope swings, a fire pit, a high dive and ladder to climb back up to the top. Below the pavilion area are steps down to a beautiful sandy beach.
Wildlife: There is plenty of wildlife on the property including deer, hogs, small game and plenty of varmints. There are several sites to build your dream home on.
Water: The Blue Hole itself is a very high alkaline water that will not support fish or other aquatic animals but also does not allow algae or other bacteria to grow. There are rumors that the waters have healing properties but we cannot verify this claim.
Blue Hole Restrictions: Please visit the link to our website to see restrictions on this property.
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