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Posted: 1/24/2010 12:11:24 PM EDT
Anyone know? Appearently Ted Turner owns the more land than any other American (~2 million acres) but it is distributed over 12 states.

I'm curious who owns the largest single parcel of contiguous land in the US besides the government or churchs.



Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:12:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Thatdude333:
Anyone know? Appearently Ted Turner owns the more land than any other American (~2 million acres) but it is distributed over 12 states.

I'm curious who owns the largest single parcel of contiguous land in the US besides the government or churchs.




It's curious also, that he believes in socialism and redistribution of wealth.


just not for him.
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:12:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2010 12:13:51 PM EDT by 68-19583]
Reading comp......
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:13:48 PM EDT
No idea, but two families own insanely large tracks of land around here.
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:13:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2010 12:14:30 PM EDT by Bushylover]

Originally Posted By 68-19583:
Ted Turner?

Reading really is fundamental. Perhaps you still meant it.
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:14:05 PM EDT
Ted Turner:

Turner's biggest ranch is Vermejo Park Ranch in New Mexico, at 920 square miles (2,400 km2), it is the largest privately owned, contiguous tract of land in the United States.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Turner
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:14:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By capnrob97:
No idea, but two families own insanely large tracks of land around here.

"She's got huuuge....tracts of land!"
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:14:18 PM EDT
King Ranch?
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:14:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2010 12:15:37 PM EDT by double_trouble_2003]
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Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:14:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By spoonrobot:
Ted Turner:

Turner's biggest ranch is Vermejo Park Ranch in New Mexico, at 920 square miles (2,400 km2), it is the largest privately owned, contiguous tract of land in the United States.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Turner

Yay! You win!
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:15:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Thatdude333:
Anyone know? Appearently Ted Turner owns the more land than any other American (~2 million acres) but it is distributed over 12 states.

I'm curious who owns the largest single parcel of contiguous land in the US besides the government or churchs.





I would bet it is in Texas, I believe that it is like 93% + of the state is privately owned, and a lot of that was/is large ranches.
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:16:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By double_trouble_2003:
Ted Turner - Founder of CNN.

I believe he also has the largest Bison herd in the world.

Yes, he opened Ted's Montana Grill to serve as a buyer of his bison meat. We have a couple here, good struff.
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:16:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By spoonrobot:
Ted Turner:

Turner's biggest ranch is Vermejo Park Ranch in New Mexico, at 920 square miles (2,400 km2), it is the largest privately owned, contiguous tract of land in the United States.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Turner


lol, fail on me for missing that... I was going to add that it very well could be one of Ted Turner's holdings..


920 sq. miles.... daaaaamn.... if it was a perfect square that would be 30 miles to a side....
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:17:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RedDogSoldier:
King Ranch?


That would have been my guess, too.
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:17:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bushylover:

Originally Posted By capnrob97:
No idea, but two families own insanely large tracks of land around here.

"She's got huuuge....tracts of land!"


"She's a Princess!"
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:17:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2010 12:18:21 PM EDT by Shockergd]
You sure ted turner owns the most land? I was thinking that mcdonalds and/or the catholic church owned the most land in the US (With the government being second).

Also , bill gates is buying land at a pretty rapid pace........he bought around 6,000 acres (that's just under 10 square miles) in central Ohio near Columbus.
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:17:45 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:18:31 PM EDT
Donald Bren?
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:18:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Shockergd:
You sure ted turner owns the most land? I was thinking that mcdonalds and/or the catholic church owned the most land in the US (With the government being second).

Also , bill gates is buying land at a pretty rapid pace........he bought around 6,000 acres (that's just under 10 square miles) in central Ohio near Columbus.

Maybe most number of individual properties, but not the most acreage.
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:19:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RedDogSoldier:
King Ranch?


At over 1200 sq miles it beats Turners 920 sq miles
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:19:11 PM EDT
Kings Ranch is 1289 square miles, in 4 seperate chunks of land.
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:21:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2010 12:21:54 PM EDT by ultramagbrion]
Originally Posted By Ohio_Bill:
Originally Posted By Bushylover:

Originally Posted By capnrob97:
No idea, but two families own insanely large tracks of land around here.

"She's got huuuge....tracts of land!"


"She's a Princess!"


"SHE'S A HOOKER !! "


I woulda guessed the King spread too.
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:21:29 PM EDT
920 square MILES??

Geezus, that's 3/5 the size of Rhode Island.


I wonder how he's gonna feel when they want to start redistributing that shit.
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:22:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By spoonrobot:
Ted Turner:

Turner's biggest ranch is Vermejo Park Ranch in New Mexico, at 920 square miles (2,400 km2), it is the largest privately owned, contiguous tract of land in the United States.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Turner


he's too close to the NRA Whittington Center
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:22:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bushylover:

Originally Posted By capnrob97:
No idea, but two families own insanely large tracks of land around here.

"She's got huuuge....tracts of land!"


Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:23:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By UV830:
920 square MILES??

Geezus, that's 3/5 the size of Rhode Island.


I wonder how he's gonna feel when they want to start redistributing that shit.
Group buy when he dies? Arfcomland is born!

Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:23:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cmeyer001:
Kings Ranch is 1289 square miles, in 4 seperate chunks of land.


King Ranch, located in south Texasbetween Corpus Christiand Brownsville, is one of the world's largest ranches, but only 15% as large as Anna Creek stationin South Australia). It is the largest ranch in the United States.[citation needed] The 825,000 acres(3,340 km2; 1,289 sq mi)[url=#cite_note-2][3][/url] ranch, founded in 1853 by Captain Richard Kingand Gideon K. Lewis, includes portions of six Texas counties, including most of Kleberg Countyand much of Kenedy County, with portions extending into Brooks, Jim Wells, Nueces, and Willacycounties. The ranch does not consist of one single contiguous plot of land, but rather four large sections called divisions. Only two of the four divisions border each other, and that border is relatively short.[url=#cite_note-3][4][/url] The ranch was designated a National Historic Landmarkin 1961.[url=#cite_note-nhlsum-1][2][/url][url=#cite_note-nrhpinv_not-4][5][/url]

Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:24:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2010 12:26:31 PM EDT by ultramagbrion]
According to wiki.........
King Ranch
The 825,000 acres (3,340 km2; 1,289 sq mi)[3] ranch, founded in 1853 by Captain Richard King and Gideon K. Lewis, includes portions of six Texas counties,.............................



ETA.......... I'm slow.......and now see the part of the non-continous borders too.
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:26:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By patchouli:

Originally Posted By Thatdude333:
Anyone know? Appearently Ted Turner owns the more land than any other American (~2 million acres) but it is distributed over 12 states.

I'm curious who owns the largest single parcel of contiguous land in the US besides the government or churchs.




It's curious also, that he believes in socialism and redistribution of wealth.


just not for him.

Have you ever heard of a socialist/communist who DOES believe it should apply to themselves?
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:29:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2010 12:29:16 PM EDT by The_Macallan]


It's not Kings Ranch - that four separate parcels.

Ted Turner's ranch is the largest single parcel of land owned by a private individual.

"I hate that guy"


Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:30:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By UV830:
920 square MILES??

Geezus, that's 3/5 the size of Rhode Island.


I wonder how he's gonna feel when they want to start redistributing that shit.

He'll be dead so he won't give a shit.


Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:30:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Originally Posted By RedDogSoldier:
King Ranch?


That would have been my guess, too.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Ranch

825,000 acres 1,289 sq mi

http://www.king-ranch.com/


I dove past it once. There was a sign, "Last gas for the next _____ miles." There was no getting off the highway. Fenced, gated, posted, and patrolled.

Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:31:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By capnrob97:

Originally Posted By double_trouble_2003:
Ted Turner - Founder of CNN.

I believe he also has the largest Bison herd in the world.

Yes, he opened Ted's Montana Grill to serve as a buyer of his bison meat. We have a couple here, good struff.

IIRC, he's also trying to buy some Yellowstone bison.


Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:32:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By A_Free_Man:
Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Originally Posted By RedDogSoldier:
King Ranch?


That would have been my guess, too.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Ranch

825,000 acres 1,289 sq mi

http://www.king-ranch.com/


I dove past it once. There was a sign, "Last gas for the next _____ miles." There was no getting off the highway. Fenced, gated, posted, and patrolled.


Doesn't anybody read the thread title?


Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:33:43 PM EDT
There is also a big difference in owning land and owning land that has any value.
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:33:48 PM EDT
My Cimmeron Cell Site is on the corner of his ranch.

He raises Buffalo there.
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:34:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By spoonrobot:
Ted Turner:

Turner's biggest ranch is Vermejo Park Ranch in New Mexico, at 920 square miles (2,400 km2), it is the largest privately owned, contiguous tract of land in the United States.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Turner


He comes in the sporting goods store I work at every now and again. Supposed to be a nice guy
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:37:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2010 12:39:53 PM EDT by GunMonkwy666]
King Ranch

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Ranch


1200 square miles but not a continuguos piece of land- So Ted Turner and his New Mexico ranch is the largest private ranch on a contiguos piece of land. You Texan's lose deal with it!!! Flame On!!!

i Love Wikipedia
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:39:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GunMonkwy666:
King Ranch

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Ranch


1200 square miles but no a continuguos piece of land- So Ted Turner and his New Mexico ranch is the largest private ranch on a contiguos piece of land. You Texan's lose deal with it!!! Flame On!!!

i Love Wikipedia


New Mexico is really just the half of west Texas we sold to the Federal government in 1850.

Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:41:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By UV830:
920 square MILES??

Geezus, that's 3/5 the size of Rhode Island.


I wonder how he's gonna feel when they want to start redistributing that shit.


The gubernit only redistributes other people's shit.

Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:41:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Originally Posted By GunMonkwy666:
King Ranch

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Ranch


1200 square miles but no a continuguos piece of land- So Ted Turner and his New Mexico ranch is the largest private ranch on a contiguos piece of land. You Texan's lose deal with it!!! Flame On!!!

i Love Wikipedia


New Mexico is really just the half of west Texas we sold to the Federal government in 1850.





You Texan's never give up Good Reply
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:44:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Thatdude333:
Anyone know? Appearently Ted Turner owns the more land than any other American (~2 million acres) but it is distributed over 12 states.

I'm curious who owns the largest single parcel of contiguous land in the US besides the government or churchs.





You post as badly as I do

But I figured it out....does your the question include corporations? (ie.agri biz,big oil,ect)
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:48:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cmeyer001:
Kings Ranch is 1289 square miles, in 4 seperate chunks of land.


Twenty years ago there was still a railroad trust in Texas that was 3x the size of the King Ranch, but they had property everywhere.
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:49:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Chokey:
Originally Posted By spoonrobot:
Ted Turner:

Turner's biggest ranch is Vermejo Park Ranch in New Mexico, at 920 square miles (2,400 km2), it is the largest privately owned, contiguous tract of land in the United States.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Turner


he's too close to the NRA Whittington Center


Whittington had first option on that land before Turner bought it.
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:50:45 PM EDT
Ted Turner owns a boatload of Nebraska.

HH
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:51:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:
Ted Turner owns a boatload of Nebraska.

HH

He owns a boatload of a landlocked state?

Wait, what?
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 12:53:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By patchouli:

Originally Posted By Thatdude333:
Anyone know? Appearently Ted Turner owns the more land than any other American (~2 million acres) but it is distributed over 12 states.

I'm curious who owns the largest single parcel of contiguous land in the US besides the government or churchs.




It's curious also, that he believes in socialism and redistribution of wealth.


just not for him.


Turner gave away 30% of his fortune to charities a few years ago. He may be a douche, but he put his money where his (considerably large) mouth is.
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 1:02:46 PM EDT


940 sq. miles is over 600,000 acres. Fuck.

-p.
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 1:08:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GeneralDiscontent:


It's curious also, that he believes in socialism and redistribution of wealth.


just not for him.


Turner gave away 30% of his fortune to charities a few years ago. He may be a douche, but he put his money where his (considerably large) mouth is.


30 % that's it? Hell a true socialist would divide it by the world's population and divvy it up equally. Lord Obama demands more than that.
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 1:18:40 PM EDT
920 sq miles X 640 acres per sq mile = 588,800 acres

640 acres per sq mile
Link Posted: 1/24/2010 1:20:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2010 1:20:36 PM EDT by ColtAllure]
Originally Posted By Bushylover:

Originally Posted By capnrob97:
No idea, but two families own insanely large tracks of land around here.

"She's got huuuge....tracts of land!"


This is the kind of humor that keeps me reading GD. Thanks for the smile.

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