Mooney Branch Parcel K

  • Mooney Branch Parcel K/
  • $Sold / $
  • 161.27
  • per mo.

Property Details

Mooney Branch Parcel K

Several years ago, we sold this property to some truly horrid people who proceeded to create such a mess there that we now require buyers to receive written approval from us before moving to their parcel. (Don’t worry, if your home’s never been raided by the county health department, it probably won’t be a problem.)

Anyway, some people just seem to be magnets for junk, and in a breathtakingly short time, they had scattered so much of it around that now, some years later, it’s taken us weeks to clean it all up, and frankly we didn’t get every last bit, as you may see in some of the photos we’ve put online. But that’s the bad news. The good news, as far as this parcel goes, I suppose, is that because these terrible people did not heed the advice given above, nearly all of their junk wound up on the adjoining parcel.

We cleaned it up anyway, it seemed like the neighborly thing to do, but as I say, we probably didn’t get every little scrap. So… forewarned is forearmed, as they say.

Other than that, this is one dandy little parcel of land. It’s a fully-surveyed 1.82 acres of rolling terrain covered with oaks and pines. It has 222 feet of frontage on a well-maintained county road 11 miles outside of Licking, MO, and it’s over 500 feet deep. It has an electric pole already on the property and land-line telephone in the ground. Perhaps best of all, the property is inside the boundaries of the Mark Twain National Forest and about a quarter mile from the parcel lies several thousand contiguous acres of government land for you to hunt, fish, explore, or get lost in, including miles of the storied Big Piney River.

We’d like to sell it to someone neat.
  • 1.82 acres fully surveyed

Legal Description
  • MOONEY BRANCH PARCEL K: All of the North Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter and, all that part of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 12, Township 33 North, Range 10 West lying east of Texas Tower Road.

  • We will pass Fee Simple Title to the purchaser conveying 100% of the ownership of the property including all timber, mineral and water rights.  We own this property free and clear of all tax liens, judgments mortgages or other encumbrances.  As purchaser, you are not assuming any existing liens.  We will record a Warranty Deed to the property in your name after you have made six monthly payments.

    • Pacel K fronts on Texas Tower Road (county).

  • Water:
    • We do not supply water or water systems to any of these properties.  Purchasers of these parcels need to arrange to drill their own private water well. For information on drilling procedures you should contact local well drillers which are listed in the yellow pages of local phone books or we will recommend some to you.Current prices charged by local well drillers run around $8 per foot to drill and $9-13 per foot to install a 6 inch casing. Missouri law requires a minimum of 80 feet of casing in all locations and more in some. The estimated cost of a complete well, casing and pump system in this area is $7,500. Permits are not required to drill water wells for single family dwellings; however you are required to hire a state-licensed well driller.
  • Electric:
    • Electricty has been extended to the property.
  • Telephone and Internet:
    • Telephone land line has been extended to the property. Internet services are provided to Mooney Branch by CenturyLink 1-800-201-4099.
  • Septic:
    • We do not provide any means of sewage disposal for these properties. Being in a rural area, the most common methods of sewage disposal are by individual on-site septic tanks, however composting toilets and out-houses are permitted.
    • The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has given general approval for this usage of this site for individual sewage treatment systems.
    • Septic systems must be constructed in accordance with County and State standards, and you must obtain permission from the Texas County Health Department, 950 N. Highway 63, Houston, MO 65483, (417) 967-4131 to install a septic tank. The average cost of a septic tank and drain field is $3500.
  • Gas:
    • Propane gas is available from local dealers.
  • Mail Delivery:
    • Mail is delivered to Mooney Branch on Texas Tower Rd..  To establish a mailbox there, contact the postmaster at the Licking Post Office.

Deed Restrictions:

These five restrictions apply to all of our older locations.

    1. No buildings shall be constructed closer than 100 ft. from a roadway or 30 ft. from a boundary. (This may be adjusted in certain locations.)
      Explanation: buildings placed closer can cause situations that interfere with road maintenance and utility transmission.

    2. No refuse, debris, unused building materials nor derelict vehicles shall be allowed to collect on the premises.
      Explanation: piles of junk are not only unsightly, but tend to spread to adjoining vacant parcels. Dead cars and junk make it harder for us to sell adjacent properties, or for you to sell yours.

    3. You may keep whatever livestock or pets you wish so long as they are not allowed to create a nuisance to neighboring land owners.
      Explanation: this probably means that if you want to keep pigs in the most common fashion, you need a parcel of at least 5 acres with a back corner located away from anyone else's home. Lots of barking dogs may also cause you problems depending on the size of your parcel and how you locate your facilities.

    4. No parcel shall be further subdivided.
      Explanation: you may build more than one residence on a single parcel, but you may not deed away a part of the parcel to someone else.

    5. All wastewater treatment facilities shall be constructed in accordance with applicable state water quality standards.
      Explanation: if you plan to construct an in-ground septic system, it must meet state standards. We find that the typical state-approved septic system will cost upwards of  $3,000 for labor and materials. Additionally, the state says that any septic system on less than three acres be built to Missouri Department of Natural Resources specifications.  Parcels of 5 acres or greater are virtually unrestricted.  Since they do not endanger the ground-water, composting toilets and outhouses are not restricted.

  • $25 (estimate)

Building codes and/or permits:
  • Texas County does not issue building permits and no building codes are in effect. The County Health Department must approve your septic system
From Licking, head west on Hwy. 32 to where Highway N turns right (the only choice. Continue until N turns to gravel, at an intersection where you take Texas Tower Road to the right. Follow this until you cross a creek-bed which will probably be dry (Mooney Branch). Continue another 0.25 miles to find the southwest corner of Parcel K to your right.


  • House
  • 161.27 Bedrooms
  • 15900 Bathrooms
  • 1.82 acres