Polly Ranch Estates was formed approximately in June
of 1953. Raymond Kliesing owned the land (which originally was part
of the Milby Butler Ranch) and gave our subdivision it's name. Although
there is some question as to which "Polly" in Raymond's
life that our subdivision was named after. Raymond's second wife,
Polly was the first and obvious choice, however according to Raymond's
son Sidney, Raymond was an exotic pet owner and at one time owned
up to 5 parrots which he was also quite proud of.
The airstrip is a unique feature to our subdivision,
it is ironic to learn that Raymond Kliesing was not a pilot, yet
one of Polly Ranch's first residents was a pilot. James Pearson
purchased land in Polly Ranch in 1958 and moved into his home off
the runway in 1960. Back then it wasn't uncommon to see an airplane
taxi itselt onto the shell road runway! James Pearson and a couple
of other original residents were instrumental in keeping the airstrip
at Polly Ranch from being sold and turned into residential lots
back in 1972.
Aside from the airstrip, Polly Ranch has it's own
private park where Clear Creek & Chigger Creek meet. In our
park there is a lagoon and an island called "Monkey Island".
This name was appropriately given when Donald Kliesing (brother
of Sid) was given a monkey as pet and soon after it was found that
neither really enjoyed each other's company, so the monkey was given
a girlfriend monkey and soon Monkey Island had a booming growth
in population. Unfortunately, a terrible flood in the 70's soon
left Monkey Island deserted.
We live in a subdivision of much diversity and historical
intrigue, with NASA employees, engineers, doctors, lawyers, business
owners, educators, and civil servants, etc. Our subdivision attracts
us for many reasons, (aviation, wildlife, a safe & friendly
community) are all great reasons to become a Polly Rancher! We are
proud of our community and it shows in our spirit to take care of
it. Welcome to Polly Ranch, whether this is your first time visiting
or not, we hope you enjoy your stay.