Fair Oaks Ranch

Fair Oaks Ranch is a Hill Country community located in northern Bexar County just off Interstate 10 and adjacent to Camp Bullis Military Reservation. The city is approximately 22 miles northwest of San Antonio and 7 miles southeast of Boerne, and its limits also stretch into neighboring Comal and Kendall counties. During the 1930s Ralph E. Fair, Sr., a successful oilman and rancher, purchased several land tracts that became the 5000-acre Fair Oaks Ranch. He originally focused his efforts on raising racehorses, but in the 1940s Fair began cattle ranching and developed his own Hereford strain. His pioneering work in a bovine artificial insemination program and promotion of superior show cattle garnered international attention and brought prospective cattle buyers from all over the world.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Fair Oaks Ranch is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.75714950
    Longitude
    -98.65217900

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No

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Fair Oaks Ranch by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Fair Oaks Ranch
Pop. Year Source
9,182 2019 Texas Demographic Center
5,986 2010 Texas Demographic Center
4,695 2000 Texas Demographic Center
1,860 1990 Texas Demographic Center