This is the former Commissioner of Agriculture’s personal trophy property; A gorgeous pastoral property with huge moss-draped live oaks, fenced for cattle or horses, and the site of the Miccosukee Lake Drain; One of the most beautiful natural features in North Florida!
395 Acres Bordering a Red Hills Plantation
This 395 acre cattle/equestrian and recreational ranch in Jefferson County, Florida is less than 15 minutes east of Tallahassee. It has been owned for generations by the much respected Conner family, now onto its eighth generation of Floridians. The late patriarch Doyle Conner, Sr., was a beloved head of the Florida Department of Agriculture serving from 1961 - 1991 and bought the ranch when he came to Tallahassee to serve his seat.
The Bar-C ranch is very unique and controls a famed "lake drain" which is a direct connect into the Floridian Aquifer. On this ranch, two creeks flow from opposite directions into the sink making it one of Florida's natural wonders. There is currently no conservation easement on the ranch, although 1,200+ acres of Oldfields Plantation, which borders it to the north, is under easement and forever protected from development. The property to the west is a very affluent horse ranch and high quality recreational property. The neighbor to the south is land retained by the Conner estate. The ranch is also considered the location where DeSoto crossed in 1538 along with many other historical aspects of the property. It is said that the largest native American knife find in Florida history was found here on this property.
The ranch is aesthetically pleasing and an exceptional multi-use property. Wildlife is very plentiful. The soils and carrying capacity of the ranch is exceptional. Currently the ranch is preparing for upwards of 300 heifers for winter grazing. This is exactly the type of ranch opportunity that is hard to find and rarely becomes available on the open market. The price is in line with recent comparable sales and is actually below an offer/contract that recently fell apart. The conservation diminution opportunity available to the buyer (should the buyer so choose) will be very significant.
Bar-C Ranch is Now Available