The Herndon Ranch has long been a staple to the Mount Vernon community and surrounding areas. The ranch has been owned by the Herndon family for well over 100 years and is for sale for the first time in since their ownership began. The ranch is located in the beautiful, gently rolling hills of north central Arkansas just northeast of Conway. This cattle ranch is 959+/- contiguous acres of land consisting of 800 +/- acres of pasture and 159 +/- acres of timberland. The property has perimeter fencing and cross fencing with 6 grazing pastures, 12 ponds, 2 hay barns, 1 old cattle working barn, 1 large equipment shed and several other outbuildings. The property also has an old homestead built in the early 1900'S that is a two-story 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath natural stone home that makes up 2,850 sqft. The property is also a great place for hunting along the creek bottom that runs along the northern part of the property. Deer, turkey, quail and other game can be seen while touring this expansive Faulkner and White County property.
Looking into the history of the ranch it is apparent that the Herndon family is affluent in agriculture and the development of farming practices in the area. The property was once an established cotton and row crop farm. You can still find old terraces that were in place for erosion control when conventional tillage was used. In the mid-1900's this property was converted to the cattle farm that it is today. An important event in Mount Vernon was the establishment of the community canning cabin. It was built by the government WPA and was located on the Herndon land in the northeast corner of the lake in front of the house. Some of the remains could be seen from HWY 36 until about 1990 when all visible signs were removed. People brought their vegetables and meats to the canning cabin. Then they assisted the people running the cannery in processing the vegetables and meats. The intense heat was almost unbearable. People would return in the evening to pick up the jars after allowing them to cool. The cannery was an important, exciting event to the people of Mount Vernon and surrounding areas primarily due to the fact that very few people had pressure cookers at the time. This process provided a way for the people to preserve their vegetables and meat for the winter. To add to the festivities, in the early 1940'S the Grand Ole Opry performed in the front yard of the home with Minnie Pearl and her tagged hat in attendance.
This ranch is rich in history and is offered for sale for the first time. Contact Broker, Robert Eason to schedule a private tour of this property at. The house and property are currently leased to a local cattle farmer. No mineral rights will convey.