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Steve and Marjorie Harvey finalize purchase of The Rock Ranch

Television host, writer, producer, comedian and actor Steve Harvey and his wife Marjorie have finalized the purchase of the 1581-acre The Rock Ranch and will reopen it in the near future. The sale, which has long been rumored, was finalized this week.

From businesswire.com:

Steve and Marjorie Harvey announced that they have finalized acquisition of The Rock Ranch in Upson County, Georgia just one hour south of Atlanta. The Harveys will establish the Legacy Ranch on the 1,581 acre grounds and will significantly scale the crucial work of the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation to cultivate the next generation of leaders while promoting economic development in the greater Georgia community. The Legacy Ranch looks forward to extending their programs to the children and families in the Upson County community.

The Rock Ranch was established in 1989 by S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, Inc. The Harveys purchased The Rock Ranch from the Cathy family.

“Truett Cathy believed in investing in people’s lives, Marjorie and I share this vision – we are going to give young people and the community of Upson County pathways that will help develop their dreams,” said Steve Harvey. “The Legacy Ranch will be a place where youth and families can come and learn the history and tradition of agriculture and farming – as well as the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, innovation, and wealth creation. The Legacy Ranch will be an ideal setting for conversations and activities to inspire our future generations.”

During its operations, The Rock Ranch hosted over 100,000 visitors annually. The Legacy Ranch projects it will reach a similar number of visitors through its community outreach services, educational and mentoring programs. The Legacy Ranch will continue in the tradition of the many family activities offered at The Rock Ranch, including a farmers’ market, pumpkin patch, and holiday events. The events are expected to resume in 2023. The Rock Ranch discontinued operations during the pandemic, and the Harveys are excited to resume these activities to benefit the surrounding community.

“For over three decades, The Rock Ranch has served as a place for youth and families to connect through agritourism,” said Dan T. Cathy, Chairman of Chick-fil-A, Inc. “Over the years, we have had the pleasure of becoming close to Steve and Marjorie Harvey as The Rock Ranch has hosted their annual mentoring programs. We remain inspired by their work to reach young people and build families. Our family is absolutely thrilled to watch the impact they will make through the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Legacy Ranch.”

The Legacy Ranch resides within Upson County, located in West Central Georgia, centered approximately equidistant from Atlanta, Macon, and Columbus. The Harveys will work in close collaboration with the Upson County Building and Zoning Department, and the Upson County community as further plans develop for the Legacy Ranch.

“We are thrilled to partner with Steve and Marjorie Harvey,” said Lori Smith, President Thomaston-Upson Chamber. “Our community has thrived because of the enriching activities at The Rock Ranch, and we are excited to see many of these events return under the leadership of the Harvey family.”

About Steve Harvey:
Steve Harvey is an award-winning entertainer, radio personality, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author, businessman, and philanthropist. For over two decades, Harvey has hosted and acted in numerous television series across multiple networks, including the latest, Judge Steve Harvey, which he created and produced under his production company, East 112.

Harvey has received 6 Daytime Emmys and 10 NAACP Image Awards for hosting the long-running series “Family Feud” which eventually led to the spinoff “Celebrity Family Feud.” Harvey continues to serve as the host of the nationally syndicated radio show, “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” which has consistently ranked as the most listened-to morning show in America.

As an innovative business leader, Harvey established Steve Harvey Global (SHG), to unite his various businesses under one roof and one vision. Reflective of his personal brand, SHG creates and delivers entertaining, motivational content, products and experiences to audiences everywhere. As an active humanitarian and philanthropist, Harvey and his wife, Marjorie, founded The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation in 2010, which helps under-resourced communities receive the tools for success. The Foundation reaches over 1,000 youth and families annually through programming and outreach services. For more about Harvey, visit www.steveharvey.com.

About Upson County:
Upson County is located in West Central Georgia, centered approximately equidistant from Atlanta, Macon, and Columbus. Upson County was established by an act of the state legislature on December 15, 1824. The Treaty of Indian Springs (1821) between the United States and the Creek Indians gave the government the land that extended from the Ocmulgee River to the Flint River through middle Georgia. Upson County was created from Pike and Crawford counties. Many settlers were drawn to the area by the lottery system used to settle the acquired lands. The state’s fifty-ninth county was named in honor of the noted Georgia lawyer Stephen Upson (1784/5-1824) just four months after his death. Upson County has a total land area of 326 square miles and 592 miles of roads. The City of Thomaston is the county seat. Other incorporated areas include The Rock and Yatesville.

Harvey was to meet with business and community leaders from the area Saturday morning in Thomaston.

34 Comments

  1. Juanita M Bailey Keyes Juanita M Bailey Keyes May 22, 2022

    God Bless Their Family. When You have Ideas And The Funds To Work With.Go For it. Juanitakey777@gmail.com

  2. Rita Peppers-Hamilton Rita Peppers-Hamilton May 22, 2022

    🎊 Congratulations to the Harvey’s! Looking out for Families!

  3. Letha Norwood-Demings Letha Norwood-Demings May 22, 2022

    This is so awesome. Congratulations Steve and Marjorie! May God abundantly bless your endeavors!

  4. Jean Jean May 22, 2022

    Beautiful of the Harvey’s to do such a beautiful thing for the community. This is going to be fun and exciting for all those that participate it’s a blessing.

  5. GIRL GIRL May 22, 2022

    God bless you MARJORIE/STEVE. GOD REWARDS YOU BY BLESSING YOU WITH BOTH BECAUSE YOU HONOR HIM WITH YOUR LIFE ,GIFTS AND TALENTS. MAY YOU HAVE GOOD HEALTH AND LONG LIFE TO BLESS OTHERS! I LOVE YOUR TRUE LOVE STORY AND THE JOY ON YOUR FACE!

    • Michael Smith Michael Smith May 23, 2022

      This One More way blessed people are to act when God have created a circle of success in there lives.I applauded the Harvey’s for beiñg such a blessing to so many people continuously! God bless us all with talents that are meant to show THE GREATNESS OF HIS LOVE FOR US ALL! .SO TO THE HARVEY’S still taken God’s truth and applying it to world as it should be bring it forward, Yeah! There are others, Yet where and when shall We as one race learn this monumental truth!! LOVE YOU ❤️ MR.AND MRS. HARVEY you are blessed!!,🥳🌟💕😘💎💎🎁😎

  6. June woodard June woodard May 23, 2022

    This is awesome!!!!!!!!

  7. Frank Frank May 23, 2022

    If I go to the ranch will I be able to talk to him or we won’t be able to look at him either, celebrity’s need their privacy but your in the public eye so when one of us non celebrity people see a celebrity it’s like when will we ever see a celebrity again so we stop and talk to them if he don’t want to be bothered go back to cleaning rugs in Florida like the rest of the working class

    • Mauriann Woods Mauriann Woods May 25, 2022

      Celebrities & their families deserve privacy too. This couple are is not here to entertain you sir. We are here to thank them for reaching back to help young people grow into responsible productive adults. It isn’t about you! I thank you both for the work you do. Your remark about Mr. Harvey was petty & uncalled for. He & his wife are Blessed with a giving a
      Spirit & that is what most of us are here to thank them for.

  8. Bertha green Bertha green May 23, 2022

    Congratulations Steve and Marjorie. May God continue to bless your. I love myself some Steve just as a brother.

  9. Cissy Andrich Cissy Andrich May 23, 2022

    If only everyone would give back like the Harvey’s. They have been blessed so they are a blessing to others. YAY to Judge Steve Harvey…I binged watch the whole 12 episodes…we need more. God bless you & your family. Congratulations on your acquisition.

  10. Dale Cook Dale Cook May 23, 2022

    Congratulations to you both

  11. Andrea Patterson Andrea Patterson May 23, 2022

    Congratulations to the Harvey family. Steve and Marjarie are doing a wonderful thing. I pray God keeps you safe and prospering. 🙏🏾

  12. REESE REESE May 23, 2022

    Congratulations

  13. Louise Starks Louise Starks May 23, 2022

    Awesome!! Congratulations Steve and Marjorie!! The Lord Just Keep Blessing You Too!!

  14. Barbara Buford Barbara Buford May 23, 2022

    ALWAYS Outstanding, Motivational. And his humor has cured a lot of what ails you! SO impressed by all he’s striving to do and his accomplishments. I pray one day I may travel to Atlanta and visit The Farm. I would love to milk a cow, never have, or pluck eggs from under a chicken, haven’t done that either, ..and should have at age 70! Well, I have ridden a horse but, would really Love to know basic things regarding growing veggies, an Educational endeavor! I hope Steve incorporates that into his program for City people like me! .. Suggestion: Donation Tours- Don’t forget about us too Mr Harvey, ‘MUCH LOVE’. God Bless. 💕

  15. Gloria Gloria May 23, 2022

    I just love the Harvey Family Continued Blessings to the both of u🥰

  16. Ann Reeves Ann Reeves May 24, 2022

    Praise God for your obedience to do His will. Because of that you and Marjorie will continue to be blessed beyond what you can ask or think. May blessings continue to fine you in Jesus name. Amen! 🙏🏾

  17. Sonya lewis Sonya lewis May 24, 2022

    Congrats to the Harvey’s I want to my family up for this program. They are very smart students.Want start there own business Mr Harvery. But we don’t know where to start. We listen to your show every morning…..

  18. Marie D Bordes Marie D Bordes May 24, 2022

    May God richly bless you and your wife for your kindness and ,”Generosity ” towards others human . I listen to your radio show in the morning with your Crazy nephew which inspire. You always keep It 100. This is your CALLING BROTHER. God bless🙏🙏🙏
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  19. Joan STEWART Joan STEWART May 24, 2022

    Congratulations to the Harveys. May God continue to bless y’all with RIGHT Folks/PPL/Individuals who wiill be beneficialo to your VISION.

  20. Joan STEWART Joan STEWART May 24, 2022

    Bless the Harveys. May you get the RIGHT Human Resources for your VISION.

  21. Joan STEWART Joan STEWART May 24, 2022

    Bless the Harveys. I’ve said it b4 & it bears repeating: Marjorie is the BEST thing that ever happened to Steve. This is just a continuation of that. Bless y’all.

  22. Sandra Minter-Rimmer Sandra Minter-Rimmer May 24, 2022

    WOW! That’s awesome Steve and Marjorie Harvey. I don’t live in GA but I believe you guys will expound in all that you do for that community. God bless you in all your endeavors.

  23. Linda pitts Linda pitts May 24, 2022

    Welcome Steve and your beautiful Marjorie Harvey to our town live in thomaston love your show family feed looking g forward to meeting you you and your wife is blessing sent by God to help poor children of our town welcome to the rock ga

  24. Amini Shakid Amini Shakid May 24, 2022

    WONDEFUL, WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL. I wish I was young enough to move back to Georgia. Steve and Marjorie make me so, so proud to be an African American. Blessings and love to them both.

  25. Joan STEWART Joan STEWART May 24, 2022

    I’ve said it b4 & it bears repeating: Marjorie is the BEST thing that ever happened to Steve. This is just a continuation of that. Bless y’all.

  26. J.Marie STEWART J.Marie STEWART May 24, 2022

    I’ve said it b4 & it bears repeating: Marjorie is the BEST thing that ever happened to Steve. This is just a continuation of that. Bless y’all.

  27. Darlette Swails Darlette Swails May 24, 2022

    I LOVE YOU BOTH ,WELCOME TO UPSON,HOPE TO MEET YOU GREAT JOB.

  28. Don't Forget Don't Forget May 25, 2022

    Ahh how soon we forget how a celebrity really feels about a race of a different color. If anyone listens to his show daily the hate is deep..

    • Don't Forget Don't Forget May 25, 2022

      Agree.. When he was recorded saying HE HATES white people.. And saying to spit on all white women. Course he wasn’t cancelled .. Hmm

  29. Hate Comes in all colors Hate Comes in all colors May 25, 2022

    At a all black club Harvey telling people to “spit on white people” and “go assault old white women.” Of course, fans who heard about these supposedly top-secret recordings had questions.

    For one thing, what was the context in which Steve made those statements? While news sources say he was speaking ‘to fans,’ it’s unclear whether Steve knew he was being recorded.

    Where Did The Recordings Come From?
    Though headlines that scream about Steve Harvey’s rant against white people sound intriguing, especially given today’s cancel culture, there’s more to the story (isn’t there always?). As it turns out, Steve knew very well that he was being recorded when he made those “racist” statements; he was performing a comedy routine at the time.

  30. William Taylor William Taylor May 26, 2022

    Thank you!

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