Historic Texas 6666 Ranch under new ownership

by Lindsey Wells

The legendary 6666 Ranch, also known as the Four Sixes Ranch, has officially sold for the first time in over 150 years.

While the sales price and new owner have not yet been disclosed, reports surfaced in January that screenwriter/producer Taylor Sheridan was in the process of purchasing the ranch. He has not publicly confirmed nor denied this. 

Sheridan is a co-creator and producer for Paramount’s “Yellowstone,” a hit television series that featured the 6666 Ranch several times during its fourth season. Development for a new spin-off series about the ranch is currently underway. Aptly named “6666,” the series will follow a group of ranchers in Texas.

Don Bell, owner/broker of United Country Real Estate, and the late Milt Bradford represented the new owners in the deal. The ranch was listed for $341 million.

“At over 266,000 acres, this is one of the most significant ranch purchases in recent U.S. history,” said Bell in a press release. “The ranch was purchased in its entirety and will continue to represent the icon that is in the ranching community. History is always being made around this unique ranch and this purchase was no different.”

The ranch is comprised of three separate divisions in Guthrie, Texas, including 142,372 acres in King County, 114,455 acres in Carson and Hutchison Counties and 9,428 acres in Sherman County.

The 6666 Ranch was founded in 1870 by Samuel Burk Burnett, one of the Lone Star State’s most respected and well-known ranchers. It was eventually passed down to his great-granddaughter, Anne Burnett Marion, who died in 2020. 

Bell noted the complicated nature of the sale, which required a knowledgeable team “to establish the value of the many aspects of the 6666 Ranch” during the lengthy process.

“From the brand itself to the multifaceted operations and assets, the new owners understand the more holistic view of this historic ranch and are committed to keeping it intact and preserving its legacy,” Bell said in the release. 

He added, “I was so honored to have represented the buyers’ interest in this historical purchase and look forward to watching the next chapter of this piece of Texas history unfold.”

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