Branding time on the King Ranch. Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1961, the King Ranch in south Texas is one of the largest ranches in the world. The ranch was founded in 1853 by Captain Richard King and Gideon K. Lewis. It is 825,000 acres large, encompassing 6 Texas counties including much of the Kleberg and Kennedy County.
King Ranch, Kingsville, Tx - 825,000 acres encompassing 6 Texas counties from Corpus Christi to Brownsville... bigger than state of Rhode Island and one of largest ranches in the world. They deal in cattle and thoroughbred horses, with their own state of art saddle shop that makes gorgeous furniture, saddles, handbags, wallets, boots, vests, etc. They have interests in citrus farms and pecans.