An undisclosed North Texas developer’s plan to build 2,400 new homes on 800 acres of Kaufman, Texas’s historic Wynne Ranch has fallen through.

According to a February announcement, the developer was in negotiations with the Wynne family to acquire two parcels totaling 1,040 acres – a 240-acre bottom hunting tract and 800 acres of ranch property. The cause of the initial deal’s falling through has not been given.

The property is still on the market with Dallas-based realty firm Range Realty Advisors for residential development, recreation & hunting, or as an investment hold. The Wynne family will continue to own and operate the remaining 1,500 acres of the ranch, which sit adjacent to the parcels on the market.

The history of the land is also significant. Toddie Lee Wynne Sr.'s wife's great-great-grandfather, William Nash, was one of the settlers of Kaufman County. In the early days of Texas, Nash organized a militia of volunteers that under his leadership helped Sam Houston win the Battle of San Jacinto. For his service, the newly formed State of Texas awarded Nash ranch land in North Texas, which includes the ranch property currently on the market.

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