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2015 Land Report 100: O’Connor Heirs

No. 15 O’Connor Heirs 500,000 acres Legendary Lone Star cattleman Dennis Martin O’Connor, who in 1887 inherited his father’s vast holdings in Aransas, Goliad, La Salle, McMullen, Refugio, and San Patricio counties, put down roots on 180,000 acres in Victoria

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No. 15 O’Connor Heirs

500,000 acres

Legendary Lone Star cattleman Dennis Martin O’Connor, who in 1887 inherited his father’s vast holdings in Aransas, Goliad, La Salle, McMullen, Refugio, and San Patricio counties, put down roots on 180,000 acres in Victoria County, where he proceeded to pioneer water-drilling operations that often struck oil. Fast-forward more than a dozen decades to a flourishing cow-calf operation catering to the heat-and tick-resistant Santa Gertrudis breed.

Click here to download the Winter 2015 issue of The Land Report, featuring the 2015 Land Report 100 sponsored by Fay Ranches.

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Feature, Minerals, Southwest, Texas

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