Round Mountain Ranch
“My favorite childhood memories include working cattle and hunting at the ranch. We all love to hunt whitetails, and we have an abundant supply here in Round Mountain."
Casey Ebeling McKown| 5th generation owner
The history of Texas is tied to its land, and this piece of Texas is nothing short of magnificent.According to Burnet County land records, Edward Ebeling made his first purchase of land in the county in 1859. Land was cheap —25¢ to 50¢ per acre—in this open-range country. Edward used his land to herd sheep and goats, eventually turning a small herd into a prosperous mohair and angora operation, wisely selling just prior to the sheep-industry crash known as The Dump. Even when Edward went on to focus on other interests—investing in the First National Bank in Marble Falls and becoming a respected civic leader and philanthropist—his ranch was the center of his business interests and continued to prosper.
Thought to be up to 14,000 acres at its peak, Edward Ebeling’s descendants have ranched the land for five generations, and numerous branches of the family still hold adjacent properties. Round Mountain Ranch’s long history as a working cattle ranch continues today.