Putty Ranch, Hico, Texas

 

welcome to the Putty Ranch located in central tx.

Photos: rolling terrain, spring wildflowers, log barn, Bosque River

paleo-indian artifact

Located in Hamilton County at the gateway of the Texas Hill Country, the Putty Ranch has been a fixture in the region for well over 50 years. In the late 1950s, seven small farms and homesteads were consolidated into the current 2,700 acre Putty Ranch. Early settlers were attracted to the rolling hills and endless vistas crossed by winding creeks and rivers. Majestic oak groves, hundreds of years old, dot the rugged countryside. This area has been visited by hunters for over 10,000 years as evidenced by the stone tools and middens scattered across the countryside.


Today, the ranch is a great place to visit, explore, or hunt with your children. Enjoy spectacular starry nights around the campfire. Spring brings a sea of wildflowers to the hills. Search for ancient fossils or dinosaur tracks along the creeks and river. Several ruins of old homesteads are still standing and offer a glimpse into early Texas life on the ranch.


Prehistoric hunters came to the area for the mammoth, camels, and ancient horses. Today, the wildlife has changed, but the thrill of the hunt has not!

dinosaur track in the Bosque riverbed