Ozark Divide Parcel L

  • 8.06 acres
  • Texas County, Missouri
  • $Sold / $
  • 708.97
  • per month

Property Details


This is the front entrance to Parcel L on the right. The road on the left is the Ozark Divide access road.


Here you can see that the access road runs directly up to the highway, which you can see in the background.


Here’s the driveway into the building site, which we covered with crushed limestone.


Here the road begins a u-turn that leads down to the building site.


And here the site is. Enough room for a cabin and to turn a vehicle around. You’re in a deep hollow protected from stormy weather.


The parcel is covered primarily with oak forest, but there are some large pines as well as dozens of other species.


The drive back up to the front gate.


Northeast Corner


The intersection of the access roads that makes up the northwest corner.


The back road frontage and southwest corner.

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Ozark Divide Parcel L

  • Off-grid
  • Crushed Limestone Driveway
  • Lockable Gate
  • No Mobile Homes

Ozark Divide Parcel L is located just off the highway. That is, the accessible part is just off the highway, and there’s some actual frontage on Highway Y, as well. There’s also frontage on our main access road to the north and a secondary road makes up the west boundary. Only the south boundary is delineated by survey.

This is a pretty unique parcel in several ways. First, when we say, “Ozark Divide” we ain’t kiddin’. The access road (the north side of the property) is right beside the actual divide, so the whole watershed on the parcel goes east on its way to New Orleans.

The stream of rainfall that has flowed there over the eons has created a south-facing hollow that runs right through the middle of the parcel.

One of our intentions when we improve a parcel like this is to create a building site that is attractive, convenient, and—to the best of our ability—not visible from either neighboring sites or access roads, even in winter, if possible.

In order to accomplish that in this case, what we had to do was to take advantage of an old existing trail, probably made with an old horse-drawn road grader. It was holding up very nicely, so we covered that old trail with crushed limestone, and extended it to end in a spiral driveway that takes you right down to the bottom of the hollow.

While this location may have a couple of drawbacks, it has three aspects to appreciate; first, there’s plenty of south-facing open space for your solar array beside your small cabin. Second, since the prevailing winter winds come howling at us from the northwest, you’ll find this to be a sunny and well-protected little nook. Third, since virtually all tornadoes also approach from the northwest, you’re about as well protected from one of those as you can expect to be above ground. Needless to say, there’s also about as much privacy as you could hope for, and when you’re surrounded by trees instead of asphalt, your summers will be a lot cooler. The vegetation is mature hardwood forest, predominantly oak, but to include some enormous pine trees along the highway and greenspace.

So friend, if you’ve ever said that someday you’d like to get away from it all, perhaps you’ll agree that this is a place where you can get away from about as much of it as possible, to wit: cold winds, deadly tornadoes, steamy pavement, and—to a very large degree—the dreaded other people.
8.06 acres, surveyed and staked.
Click HERE to see the full Ozark Divide survey.
Legal Description
Ozark Divide Parcel L: 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 100 yards to the green gate on your left.

Click HERE for google map directions from Cabool, Mo

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
  • 708.97 Bedrooms
  • 6990 Bathrooms
  • 8.06 acres