Is the Kenedy ranch part of the King Ranch?

Is the Kenedy ranch part of the King Ranch?

The ranch was founded in the 1860’s by riverboad captain Mifflin Kenedy, and is adjacent to the famous King Ranch (founded by Kenedy’s partner, Capt. Richard King).

How much is the Kenedy ranch worth?

Kenedy Jr. Charitable Trust. The two institutions are handled by administrators and lawyers; together, they control assets valued between $500 million and $1 billion, of which about 80 percent of the income goes to the Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi, the Christus Spohn Health System, and various Catholic charities.

How big is the Kenedy ranch in South Texas?

Approximately 235,000 acres
Approximately 235,000 acres of the Kenedy Ranch is owned by The John G. and Marie Stella Kenedy Memorial Foundation, created by Sarita Kenedy East in memory of her father, John Gregory Kenedy, Sr., son of Mifflin and Petra Vela Kenedy, and her mother Marie Stella Turcotte Kenedy.

Who was Sarita Kenedy?

Sarita Kenedy East, South Texas rancher and philanthropist, daughter of John G. and Marie Stella (Turcotte) Kenedy, was born on September 19, 1889, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her grandparents, Petra Vela and Mifflin Kenedy were the founders of the vast La Parra Ranch in what was then Cameron County (now Kenedy County).

What is the largest ranch in TX?

King Ranch
King Ranch comes in at about 825,000 acres, and this makes it the biggest ranch in Texas. The ranch is located in south Texas between Corpus Christi and Brownsville.

What county is Sarita Texas?

Kenedy County
Sarita/Counties
Sarita, the county seat of Kenedy County, is an incorporated town off U.S. Highway 77 twenty miles south of Kingsville in extreme northwestern Kenedy County. The land for the townsite was part of the Kenedy Ranch owned by John G. Kenedy, who named the new community after his daughter Sarita.

What families own the King Ranch?

The ranch has endured because one family willed it to endure. Richard King and his wife, Henrietta, founded the King Ranch. Their daughter Alice and her husband, Robert Kleberg — shown with their children in the turn-of-the-century photograph at the right — founded the family that sustained it.

Who are the owners of the Kenedy Ranch?

Approximately 235,000 acres of the Kenedy Ranch is owned by The John G. and Marie Stella Kenedy Memorial Foundation, created by Sarita Kenedy East in memory of her father, John Gregory Kenedy, Sr., son of Mifflin and Petra Vela Kenedy, and her mother Marie Stella Turcotte Kenedy.

How big are the pastures on the Kenedy Ranch?

The Rita Division covers approximately 36,227 acres of dense oak mottes, coastal prairie, and mesquite woodlands. It is comprised of nine pastures: Atravesada, North Rita, South Rita, Maleta, Mustania, Embarque Trap, Guajolote, Horse Trap, and Yescosas. The Rita pastures border the Encino Division of the King Ranch.

Where is the Kenedy Ranch in Corpus Christi TX?

Massive even by Texas standards, the quietly magnificent Kenedy Foundation Ranch is but a one-hour drive from Corpus Christi, lying some sixty miles south along Highway 77.

Where is the Kenedy Ranch in Baffin Bay?

The Kenedy Foundation Ranch is comprised of four sections. Across these Divisions, landscapes rich in natural diversity kaleidoscope through native prairie, brush country, coastal marshes, woodlands with shaded ponds, and a serene beach stretching along Baffin Bay’s coastline.