Lone Oak, Texas






The Singing Bell Ranch is located about an hour east of downtown Dallas in Hunt County Texas. The ranch was founded by Earl and Lillian Nichols in 1952 and was originally a purebred Hereford cattle ranch. Earl Nichols was an oil engineer, banker and businessman who brought many innovative approaches to the development of the ranch over the years. Their daughter, Nancy Nichols Smith remains one of the owners of the property. 

Subsequently, their grandson and his wife, Allen and Jane Smith bought a
substantial portion of the ranch and have continued to operate it in
conjunction with his mother, Nancy. The rich history of the ranch includes numerous agricultural operations, Texas mystery and beautiful wildlife and landscape.

The original home site contains many large, beautiful post oak trees that are more than 400 years old and was known as an Indian council meeting location.  Current operations include a commercial cow-calf operation and ongoing land cultivation efforts.  The close and convenient proximity to Dallas combined with the remote and vast landscape make the Singing Bell a significantly special Texas land holding owned by a long time Texas family.

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