Wellborn 2R Ranch in Clay County, Texas is uniquely situated just a few miles west of the 98th Meridian, the line of longitude that separates the Eastern United States from the West. Our ranch is part of a large area identified as The Great Plains, and has centuries of history on it.
Long before Clay County was settled, Comanche Indians dominated the area and buffalo grazed on the native grass prairies. Famous Comanche Chief Quanah Parker was a frequent visitor to the area.
Clay County was officially settled in 1857, but when soldiers withdrew from the area at the end of the Civil War, Indian attacks forced the early settlers out. They didn’t return until the early 1870s, setting up Henrietta as the county seat.
Situated near the Red River in north Texas, the Wellborn 2R Ranch was established near the famous Chisholm Trail, a cattle trail that was active from 1867-1884. Most Kansas-bound cattle on the Chisholm Trail crossed into Indian Territory at Red River Station in Montague County, Texas, just a few miles east of Wellborn 2R Ranch.
We are proud that the ranch has been such an integral part of Texas’ history. We try to honor the generations that came before us on this land, and we work hard to preserve it’s western heritage, while being careful stewards to leave it in the best possible condition for the generations that come after us.