Ozark Divide Parcel E

  • 9.09 acres
  • Texas County, Missouri
  • $Sold / $
  • 566.98
  • per month

Property Details


Here, you're looking at the front gate of Parcel E. Notice the crushed rock.


Here’s the southwest corner of the parcel. The northwest corner is marked with a rebar and it’s 627 feet north of here.


And here’s the southeast corner showing some of the access road frontage. The northeast corner is 775 feet north of here.


I found these remnants of an old rock wall that once marked the western boundary of the property.


Also along the west boundary, I came upon this huge boulder. It’s about the size of a small car. I don’t suppose it has a lot of utilitarian value, but I thought it interesting.


We’ve made a crushed-limestone driveway from the access road deep into the heart of the property. It's steeper than it looks.


This little stream only runs when it's been raining recently.


The driveway takes you down into the heart of the parcel, in this little hollow.


You'll find several nice building spots here.

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Please note that our photos were taken in wetter spring weather; things are drier now and the stream is not flowing.

Ozark Divide Parcel E

  • Off-grid
  • Steep driveway
  • Lockable gate
  • No mobile homes

The main road that runs through the Ozark Divide Properties is literally ancient. Since it follows some of the highest ridge(s) of the Ozark Mountains, it’s been around as long as anyone can remember, but as far as I can tell, no-one has lived there since the 19th century. What that means is that the clues of this past habitation tend to be subtle, long-lasting things like hand-dug wells, old stone foundations, and lots of old-time garden flowers like blackberry lilies and periwinkle growing where some pioneer wife set out a few in the effort to brighten the homestead.

When we were designing the layout of these parcels, Parcel E, was just a square on the map to me, but in the process of building the crushed-limestone driveway into the back-center of the property, I discovered several charming curiosities. Nothing earth-shaking, you understand, just interesting. Like the boulder I found back in the woods; it’s as big as a small car in an area of mostly gravel and slightly larger stones. Then there are the crude beginnings of a rock wall making what we real-estate whizzes call a “forty corner”, apparently to mark the corner of the forty acres to the west of this parcel. Those old-timers may have known a lot of things we don’t know today, but they didn’t know much about GPS surveying, because our survey shows the whole wall and corner are well inside the boundary of this parcel.

Another thing I discovered is that, if it’s been raining pretty recently, there’s a nice little stream of water flowing out of the ground that, while it’s flowing at all, is literally at the very headwaters of the Big Piney River.

We’ve applied a layer of crushed limestone to the driveway which will harden it over time. However, in order to access the back of the parcel and the part-time stream, the road, of necessity, has to be pretty steep. So, while you don’t technically need a four-wheel drive to make it up and down the driveway, both your tires and the driveway will last a lot longer if you have 4WD, which you ought to have anyway, if you contemplate living this far from town in the winter.

Cabool, Missouri, is 14 miles east, and Houston, Missouri, the county seat, is 16 miles north.
9.09 acres, surveyed and staked.
Click HERE to see the full Ozark Divide survey.
Legal Description
Ozark Divide Parcel E: as shown on the Official Plat of Ozark Divide recorded in the Office of the Texas County Recorder, Houston, MO, Survey Book 2019S, Page 34, Instrument Number 201900034, all in Section 27, Township 29 North, Range 9 West.
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.
The Ozark Divide Properties are accessed by Missouri State Highway Y, a two-lane asphalt highway 22 feet in width. Individual parcels are accessed by an unpaved rock-hardened roadway of one and two lanes.
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. 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.

This parcel is off-grid. That is, electrical service has not been extended to the property. Commercial electricity is provided to the area by: Intercounty Electric Co-op, Licking, MIssouri, but lines have not been extended to the parcels. Intercounty charges 8 dollars per foot to extend electricity making them less competitive of private solar or wind installations.

Telephone and Internet
Telephone and internet services are provided to Ozark Divide by CenturyLink1-800-201-4099. http://www.centurylink.com/ For cell phone service, we recommend US Cellular and for internet, a satellite provider.

You may not take up occupancy until you provide sewage disposal for your property in the form of either:

(A.) a septic tank and leach field, or (B.) a commercially manufactured composting toilet system.

The State of Missouri says that any septic tank and leach field on less than three acres must be installed to Missouri Department of Natural Resources specifications. You can get information on these by speaking to the Health Department in your respective County Seat.

Since they do not endanger the ground-water, properly operated and maintained composting toilets are not restricted, and thus are permitted at all locations.

Garbage Disposal
Open dumping is illegal in the state of Missouri. Before occupying the property, you must make arrangements with a State-approved garbage collection company

Propane gas is available from local dealers.

Mail Delivery
Mail is delivered to Ozark Divide on Missouri Highway Y. To establish a mailbox there, contact the postmaster at the Cabool Post Office.
Deed Restrictions
1. No buildings shall be constructed within 100 feet of the centerline of the access road easement or within 30 ft. from a boundary.

2. No refuse, debris, garbage, trash, unused building materials, old tires, or non-functioning vehicles shall be allowed to collect on the premises.

3. You may keep whatever livestock or pets you wish so long as they are not allowed to create a nuisance to neighboring landowners, and are maintained in a healthy and humane manner.

4. No parcel shall be further subdivided.

Deed restrictions are restrictions on this property which have been recorded with the county, and which will remain in effect even when the property changes hands. Our contract, which expires when you no longer owe us money, contains certain requirements in addition to these.
Click HERE to see a Sample Contract
$100 (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 Cabool, Missouri drive north on Highway 63 in 5 miles, turn right on State Highway H, Follow H through Elk Creek 7.5 miles to State Highway Y where you turn right again. Follow Y 1.7 miles to a broad driveway covered with white chat on your right. Follow this road back a bit more than 0.5 miles to the third locked green gate. Walk around the gate and explore the property to your heart’s content.

No Down Payment - Warranty Deed after Six Months

Welcome to OzarkLand.com where, since 1982, we have dedicated ourselves to making Ozark Mountain land available to anyone who sincerely wants to own it, on a first-come, first-served basis. You don’t need to make a sizeable down payment, or any down payment at all—just start making the monthly payments.

All of the properties we sell are owned by us, free and clear. That means that when we pass title to you, you don't need to worry that some disinterested third party—such as a bank—may own an interest in the property. This is frequently not the case in the real estate world at large.

We give you a Warranty Deed guaranteeing the title—no lease-options, no long-term land contracts, but fee-simple title to the property after only six months' timely payments.

All of the properties featured in our inventory are available to you via our very liberal financing plan. In fact, we’ll finance your whole land purchase with less paperwork and frustration than you'd experience buying a used car, and with no hidden expenses and one low-interest rate that’s remained unchanged since 1982.

We'll set up a contract with you in return for one monthly payment. After six monthly payments, we give you a Warranty Deed to the property, and we hold a Deed of Trust and Quit-Claim Deed as security. We record the deeds at the county courthouse at our expense, and we pay all closing costs.

There are no penalties for pre-payment.

Terms are 9% simple interest for 15 years.

Check out the "How It Works" page for more information.

  • House
  • 566.98 Bedrooms
  • 5590 Bathrooms
  • 9.09 acres