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Buying Land in Texas

RESOURCES FOR BUYING LAND IN THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS:

Texas Water Development Board
Research & find water wells across the State of Texas (helpful information such as well location & driller’s report).

Texas General Land Office Mapping Viewer
American Stewards: “Property Rights Advocacy Organization”
Texas Department of Insurance: Title Insurance
Texas State Historical Association
Texas Land Survey
Mineral Law in Texas
Texas Agriculture Law Blog

Helpful Texas Land Measurements:

  • One Acre= 43,560 square feet
  • One Section= 640 acres
  • One Mile= 5,280 feet
  • One nautical mile= 6,080 feet

Old Texas Land Measurements:

    • One vara=33 1/3 inches
    • One league= 4428.4 acres
    • One chain= 66 feet

“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.”
-Franklin D. Roosevelt