Ozark Divide Parcel N

  • 6.15 acres
  • Texas County, Missouri
  • $Sold / $
  • 353.98
  • per month

Property Details

As beautiful as the Ozarks can be in winter, you'd never know it from this awful photo of the front gate taken February 3 when the sun was being stubborn.
This is some of the parcel's frontage on the main access road, my truck is rounding the curve that makes up the northwest corner.
This view shows the main road on the left, and the road that makes up the south boundary on the right.
Here's the back gate.
Here's the beginning of about 1.5 acres of pine forest that dominates the south end of the property.
Here's the interior of the property.
19th Century hand-dug well (collapsed).
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Ozark Divide Parcel N

  • Off-grid
  • Crushed limestone driveway
  • Lockable gate
  • No mobile homes

The Ozark Divide properties are located on a high ridge that has been left to loggers and hunters for the last century or so, but there is evidence of several homesteads there in the late 1700s. For example, we’ve found three hand-dug water wells, on these parcels and two of them are on Parcel N.

Let me hasten to add that these two wells were once deeper, probably 15 or 20 feet deep, but today their stone-lined walls have collapsed. I took a photo of one of these yesterday when it had been raining recently, and it was full of water, but usually, both wells are just dry holes that you need to avoid stepping/falling into. They are not something you can depend on for water, and even if they were not collapsed, their water isn’t just contaminated by groundwater, it IS groundwater. (These days modern wells must be steel-cased down to 80 feet.)

Parcel N is roughly triangular, with access roads making up two of the sides. There’s a driveway through the parcel that we’ve hardened with crushed rock, and we’ve installed steel pipe gates on welded steel frames on both ends of the drive. This drive runs through an area of open level ground just begging for a small cabin. There are several black walnut trees here, and the parcel also features about an acre and a half of tall, mature pines that appear to be 50-75 years old.

The parcel is 4/10-mile from State Highway Y in Texas County, Missouri on all-weather crushed-rock roadways. The county seat, Houston, is 15.9 miles away, Cabool 14.3 miles. It’s about an hour and a half from here to Springfield and two and a half hours to St. Louis.

And three centuries back in time.
  • 6.15 acres, surveyed and staked.

Legal Description
  • Ozark Divide Parcel N: 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.

  • 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. 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:
    • 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.
  • 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 and composting toilets.
    • The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has given general approval for this usage of this site for individual sewage treatment systems.
    • In-ground septic systems must be constructed in accordance with County and State standards, and you must obtain permission from the Texas County Health Department to install a septic tank. The average cost of a septic tank and drain field is approximately $3500. Composting toilets are available from under $1,000 to more than $3,000 according to your tastes.
  • 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
  • Gas:
    • 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 3/10 of a mile to the first locked green gate on the LEFT (there will be three on the right). 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
  • 353.98 Bedrooms
  • 34900 Bathrooms
  • 6.15 acres