A Man Bought An Entire Texas Town On Facebook & Here's What People Say He Should Do With It (VIDEO)

"Rent it out to Hollywood."

Desk Editor, Texas
Jon Jasniak in Cornudas, TX. Right: The historic Cornudas Cafe.

Jon Jasniak in Cornudas, TX. Right: The historic Cornudas Cafe.

It's not every day that an entire town goes up for sale on Facebook Marketplace, but a small area in Texas recently did, and one entrepreneur bought it.

Jon Jasniak, an entrepreneur buying and selling land across America, recently became the owner of Cornudas, Texas, a small and unincorporated town in Hudspeth County, and it was all because he saw the listing on the social media platform.

"It's basically just buying the land with any improvements considering there are technically no city limits or municipalities," Jasniak told Narcity. "[Hudspeth County is] a unique area that holds a special place in my heart, so when I saw this for sale, I had to buy it.“

Cornudas is a 28-acre area located between El Paso, Texas, and Carlsbad, New Mexico. According to the Texas State Historical Association, the place was founded in 1938 when a woman named Willie Tinnin was appointed as postmistress of the local post office. The town was shown on maps through the mid-80s, when it had several businesses, a church and a school.

"It has a lot of history," the entrepreneur said. "It's been around for almost a century and is named after the Cornudas Mountains to the north. It's really close to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park."

Jasniak recently shared an Instagram post where he shows the small town, which according to him, has a historic cafe, a gift shop, a six-spot RV park with water and sewer hookup, a motel, three mobile homes, a gas pump and one of the only water wells in the area.

Many have jumped into the comments section of the video giving the entrepreneur several recommendations on what to do with his new acquisition.

"Rent it out to Hollywood — good-looking scary movie set there," an Instagram user wrote.

"Put in a solar-powered car charger. Get it on Google Maps. Get those RV spaces listed," another person shared. "Amazing find, young man. Good job. Keep posting updates. Have you seen the series on Magnolia where people re-imagine old motels? Some great inspiration on that show."

"All you need now is some kind of funky art installation like the Prada store in Marfa or the Cadillac art exhibit near Amarillo to draw people from everywhere," someone else chimed in.

It looks like these commenters are not far from reality, as Jasniak told Narcity he has big plans for Cornudas, and it might even become a small getaway with all the Wild West vibes.

"I am planning to make it a tourist area with lodging. I don't think it will ever be comparable to Marfa. It cannot grow that big, but will be a unique place to stop in and get a burger, or get out of the city and explore the national park," he said.

As of the year 2000, Cornudas' population was nineteen.

Jasniak confirmed that the town currently has a motel and that a few of the mobile homes will also be available for rent.

"And we plan to do some cabins and/or geodesic domes to see the stars," the entrepreneur added.

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Fernanda Leon
Desk Editor, Texas
Fernanda Leon is an Editor for Narcity’s USA Desk focused on Texas and is based in El Paso, Texas.