C.O. Ranch

  • Range/Pastureland

Notice: Sold - $1,300,000
Description: 2,242 deeded acres and 640 acre school land lease located 5 1/2 miles northwest of Whitney, Nebraska. A historic ranch with hardland range, bottom land on Big Cottonwood Creek and modest headquarters.

From Whitney, Nebraska, the property is located 2 1/2 miles north on Lone Tree Road, then 3 miles west on Ferguson Road, which bisects the property. Headquarters are located on the south side of Ferguson Road.

Legal Description:

E1/2 Section 4; E1/2, SW1/4 Section 9; SW1/4 Section 15; E1/2 Section 17; All Section 21; W1/2 Section 22-T33N-R51W of the 6th P.M., Dawes County, Nebraska. School Lease - Section 16-T33N-R51W of the 6th P.M., Dawes County, NE.

Taxes: 2016 taxes payable in 2017 - $15,415.80
Land Use:

The northern portion of the ranch is hardland range, with the southern portion including bottomland
on Big Cottonwood Creek. The ranch headquarters consist of a modest improvement site.


The ranch has 221 acres of surface water rights on the Whitney Irrigation District serving the hay land. Livestock water is provided by taps on a rural water pipeline. Wildlife includes: deer, turkey,
and antelope.


This historic ranch is located near livestock markets, with hay production,
summer range, and winter headquarters for a cattle operation.