0000 County Road 248 Schulenburg TX 78956  |  Lavaca County, TX
  • $207,000
  • 18 acres

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Listing Status: Active
Listing Type: Sale
Property Type(s):
MLS ID: CR 248 - MORAVIA - 18.00 ACRES
Irrigated: No
Residence: No
Property ID: 9675165

Property Description



**YouTube Search - Moravia Moon Ranch

DESCRIPTION A Historic Family Ranch, this beautiful pre-divided out tract has a slight elevation change of 1% - 5% Slopes with Views, gorgeous Live Oak Trees, Native Trees, and Native Brush. The Family Ranch has since been divided over the years to a small amount of what the family originally farmed and resided on. The tract is approximately 80% Naturally Wooded

There is a small Pond in the back of the property for your leisure fishing, livestock water or wildlife feeding and watering area. The Pond can be easily made into a much larger pond if desired. There is a Wet Weather Creek in place that allows for proper runoff and Pond Recharging. The back area, at one time, had natural water spring activity, that has since moved on. There are NO other improvements on this property.

IDEAL USE - The front entrance, approximately 354 +/- feet of Fenced Road Frontage, is left to your imagination for either a private drive in, surrounded by Trees, or cleared out to have a grand view entrance of Scattered Trees. The tract is PERFECT for a Classic Custom Home or Weekend Retreat for the great outdoors, recreational or hunting activities. The tract is well suitable for cattle and horses for your continued Ag Exemption. The predominant Clay Soil is Ideal for Agriculture use for fruit trees, olive trees, and even a quaint grape vineyard to accompany the growing number of wineries in the area.

Wildlife and Hunting? The tract and the area are surrounded by a natural abundance of a variety of wildlife featuring Whitetail Deer, Dove, and the occasional Texas Wild Hog. The owner and his family have fed and watched many of harvestable buck and doe on his property over the years.

LOCAL AREA -This tract is in an exceptional area due to the rich History that the local area provides. It is just a stone throw from the 130-year-old Iconic and Historic Country Moravia Store (Czech Polka Song Moon Over Moravia) which features the Texas Song Writers Serenade and many great musical artists featuring a Genre of Americana, Folk, and Grass Roots Songwriters performing their creations in a yearly contest. In 1889 Jalufka constructed a two-story building to house a saloon and grocery store the second floor served as a dancehall. From 1891 to 1900, the building also functioned as the local post office. That structure is what is known today as Moravia Country Store (See Photo) that The Texas State Historical Commission recognizes with a Marker.

Just as the Crow Flies miles away on FM 957 are two Award Winning Wineries. Majek Winery and Moravia Winery and Vineyard. Both of these fine Winery Establishments are part of the Texas Independent Wine Trail. For you wine connoisseurs, the Texas Independence Wine Trail doesnt end in Lavaca County. Continuing the trail, you can take your excursion into Fayette County to visit the Rohan Meadery and/or Rosemarys Vineyard located in the La Grange area. Those on the trail can also venture into Colorado County where the Whistling Duck Vineyards is found in the Weimar area. Lastly, the Lavaca Bluffs Vineyard and Winery is in Jackson County in the Lolita area featured in many Texas Magazines and travel Destinations being part of the area tourism of Schulenburg, Texas. Moravia is also the home to the Church of the Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary (See Photo), one of the Famed Painted Churches on Painted Church Tour given by The Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce. The beauty and history of these Painted Churches are unprecedented.

IDEALLY LOCATED - Approximately just 10.10 miles (13 minutes) to Schulenburg and Interstate 10, just 12.20 miles (16 minutes) to Hallettsville, just 26.70 (32 minutes) miles to La Grange for your larger shopping needs, and 76.80 miles (1 hour 13 minutes) to Katy Mills Mall, Houston area. The Ranch entrance is .85 miles from the Moravia Store in the Moravia Community. A MUST SEE RANCHETTE, so Please come view this beautiful Ranchette and see for yourself! Call C."Chancy" Horn for your viewing TODAY! Additional details on the Ranch are as follows below.....

MORAVIA HISTORY - Moravia is at the intersection of Farm to Market Roads 957 and 532 in Lavaca County. In this Catholic community of Czechs, Germans, and Anglos, the Czech-Moravian group was the largest during the 1980s. Most of the Moravians speak both Czech and English; in the early 1980s a few still spoke only a Moravian dialect. Anglo settlers were already in this farm area before the Czechs arrived in the early 1870s. The Anglo settlers, who may have moved there in the early 1850s, probably began to leave around 1865, and the settlers who replaced them had immigrated from northeastern Moravia and brought with them their culture and their Moravian dialect, which differs from standard Czech. During the 1980s Czech was still used in the recitation of the Rosary and in hymns. Moravia was founded in 1881 when Ignac Jalufka and James Holub moved a preexisting store to the junction of three roads. The next buildings were a blacksmith shop, a gin, and a school. A post office operated in Moravia from 1882 to 1900. In 1912 a Catholic church, named Ascension of Our Lord, was built. The architect was its first pastor, Emil Schindler; the builder was Koch and Sons; and Ponecker and Sons did the interior work. The church was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Schooling was conducted in private homes when the community first began. . When Czech and German immigrants came to Texas in the 1800s, many settled in the central part of the state and named their towns after the places theyd leftPraha, Schulenburg, Dubina, Fredericksburg. These thriving communities prospered by working hard, helping one another, and praying together. In an effort to make their new churches feel more like the ancient Gothic structures of their homelands, these early settlers painted the walls, altars, and arches of their simple wooden sanctuaries in colorful patterns and clever tromp loeil images. These buildings came to be known as the Painted Churches of Texas.

A one-room school, built on donated land and supported by tuition, burned in 1878 and was replaced; the Moravian dialect was part of the course of study. A new structure was built for the school in 1923, though it was subsequently destroyed after the Moravia school was consolidated with those of Hallettsville. In 1933 the population in Moravia was estimated at forty. In the 1980s the main income of Moravia residents continued to come from the sale of farm produce. Cattle production was the main cash crop, followed by hay and grain sorghum production, truck farming, and poultry raising.

**********YouTube Search - Moravia Moon Ranch***************

YOUR LISTING REALTOR - C. "Chancy" Horn, Realtor/Partner

PROPERTY VIEWING APPOINTMENTS - 979-561-6565 For Earl Galipp, Broker/Partner - C."Chancy" Horn, Realtor/Partner

CONTACTING US - Email, call or text. We are currently experiencing ATT Cell outages, please text us in addition to phone contact


ACREAGE 18.00 +/- Total Acres, No Additional Land Available


LAND DESCRIPTION - Slightly Rolling Terrain, Approximately 80% Wooded, Native Pasture, Native Trees, Pond, Views

CURRENT USE - Cattle Grazing, Hunting, Family Time


MINERALS - None, Surface Control Only

SCHOOL DISTRICT Hallettsville ISD and Sacred Heart Private School Schools

CURRENT SURVEY No, A New Survey IS Required

TAXES 2017 Unknown, Estimation can be requested from the L.C.A.D.

UTILITIES Available at Road for Electric San Bernard Electric Company

ROAD FRONTAGE- Yes, Approximately 354 +/- Feet

RIPARIAN - Wet Weather Marsh Creek, One Pond Approximately 0.107 Acres

FENCING Partially Fenced, Barbed Wire, No Pre-Existing Entry, Current Entry is through Sellers Remaining Tracts.

ELEVATION CHANGES - 1% to 5 % Slopes, Varied, Views

FLOOD ZONE Approximately Zero%, 100 & 500 DIRFM Flood Plain Mapping

SOIL STRUCTURE 81% Loam, 11.2% Loamy Fine Sand, 1.3% Latium Clay

BEST USE - Custom Home Site, Weekend Cabin Residence, Recreational, Hunting, Agriculture

INFORMATION AND MAPPING SOURCES Federal Emergency Management Agency, United States Geological Survey, United States Department of Agriculture, Texas State Historical Society, Fayette County Travel and Tourism Association, NHD Hydro, National Parcel Boundaries, Public Land & Survey System, National Register of Historic Places, Texas Escapes, Property Owner General Information

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