Welcome to The Ranches of New Authon! Gorgeous new Subdivision conveniently located only minutes Northwest of Weatherford, with no HOA! Sandy loam soil, scattered trees and rolling terrain make this property ideal for even the finicky buyer to build the home of their dreams. Property is currently Ag exempt, and developer is working diligently to develop each lot to their highest potential. These first class home are along a PAVED county road and have underground electricity to each site. Don't miss an opportunity to live inside the exclusive ranchette neighborhood.
Rising from the rubble of a Texas town once called Authon, Texas, are The Ranches of New Authon, an exclusive development nestled in the heart of Parker County on Cabaniss Lane, half-way between New Authon and Old Authon Road.
While the town of Authon was quite small, it carries a good bit of Parker County history. Settlement for Authon, Texas began in the 1870s. Authon was home to many pioneer area settlers and farmers. With cattle drives sending cattle north through Texas on the Chisolm Trail and on into Kansas, surely many cowboys found themselves crossing through Parker County and finding the need to stop in towns like Authon for essentials. It has also been said that this area was known to have Indians roaming the area who, for the most part, were not known to be fond of the cowboys and local citizens of Authon. As a result, there were often scrimmages between the Indians and locals of the area. In one documented case, Linn Boyd Cranfill, the 15-year-old son of Authon citizen, Isom Cranfill was ambushed by the Indians and is buried in the Authon Cemetery which is still active and serves as the final resting place for many pioneer area settlers.
Authon applied for a post office in 1882 under the name of Arthur. It is unknown why, but postal authorities substituted the name Arthur for Authon. By the 1890s Authon was home to 75 residents served by 3 churches, 1 public school, a blacksmith shop and a general store. Local farmers would process their cotton in the towns steam gin. Unfortunately, by 1904 postal service to Authon was discontinued and the population continued to dwindle. In 1990, the population was recorded as a mere 5 residents.
While cowboys no longer drive cattle through the area, the school walls no longer surround rambunctious children and cotton is no longer processed in the steam gin, there is a new breath of life being blown into what was once the town of Authon. The Ranches of New Authon will bring new family ranches and homes to the area. With parcels studded with century old oak trees, rolling hills and stunning views, The Ranches of New Authon is sure to appeal to those who are seeking to own a stunning setting for their future dream home, horse ranch or family acreage to call home.
Multiple Tracts Available: Lot 1 - 10.309 Acres $180,407 Lot 2 - 10.001 Acres $180,018 Lot 3 - 10.001 Acres $185,018 Lot 6 - 11.792 Acres $224,143 Lot 7 - 10.857 Acres $206,283 Lot 9 - 10.353 Acres $178,590
From Weatherford, take 920 towards Peaster. Turn Left on FM 1885, and then turn Left on New Authon Rd. Then take your first Left on Cabaniss Lane, and the Rona Lane will be on you right. This is the second tract on Left.