175 CR NW 1010
Mount Vernon TX 75457
The 57 acre nature preserve was farmed from the Civil War until the 1940's. This land was planted in cotton and corn, the two cash crops of this region of Texas. Year after year of planting the same crop without rotation or fertilizer left the soil depleted. From about 1950 until 200, the land returned to nature and invasive mesquite created a thicket. We now have clearings for native grasses and trees to support wildlife, native songbirds and butterflies.