Roberts Road 1.5 Acres

  • Roberts Road/Texas Co., MO
  • $Sold / $
  • 151.13
  • per mo.

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Roberts Road

The Roberts Road 1.5 acres is a mystery, even to us. We don’t know anything about its history, except that there are a couple of rather strange features we’ve been able to see so far. It appears that the property has been abandoned for at least 30 years, and probably quite a bit longer. We can only guess by looking at early aerial photos, which get grainier and harder to read as you go back in time. During this Rip-Van-Winkle period, a veritable jungle has developed. We’ve seen the property in winter once; that’s when you can see a few signs of an old homestead. That’s also when we discovered the weird collection of quarried rock forming a large bank in the back of the property. It’s sort of the poor man’s version of the Incan ruins. Who knows why it’s there, perhaps cleaning out the whole parcel will reveal the answer, but we’re certainly not going to attempt such a job this time of year when the vegetation is virtually impenetrable. Rather, we’re putting it on the market now, and if no-one picks up the challenge, that is, it doesn’t sell, we’ll clean it up this winter and raise the price.

So, if you’d like to try your luck at what’s inside the parcel, buy it now and you may save yourself a few bucks.

While the parcel hasn’t been surveyed by us, all four corners are marked with stakes by the Texas County Surveyor, and we have all the parcel’s dimensions (it’s 210 feet by 315).

The land here is high ground, a little over 1,300 feet of elevation, but the terrain is pretty level and the parcel has a powerline from the electric co-op running right through the middle of the property. Between Roberts Road and the powerline, the forest is a dense collection of cedars fretted with mimosa trees and iris, remnants of some long-ago homestead.

Roberts Road is a two-lane gravel road maintained by Texas County. The property is 9/10-mile from pavement, 2.5 miles outside the little hamlet of Elk Creek (a post office and a few houses, no businesses), and 10 miles to Cabool.

-Neil
Size
  • 1.5 acres fully surveyed

Legal Desciption
  • All of the South 315 feet of the West 210 feet of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 17, Township 29 North, Range 9 West.

Title
  • 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.

Access
    • 315-foot frontage on Roberts Road, a road maintained by Texas County

Utilities:
  • 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:
    • This parcel is off-grid: that is, electrical service has not been extended to the property. The nearest electrical line is some distance away, and it would be more practical to provide your own electricity via wind or solar means. However, commercial electricity is provided to the area by:HOWELL-OREGON ELECTRIC CO-OP www.hoecoop.org 6327 N US Hwy 63 West Plains, MO 65775 (888)HOE-POWER (1-888-463-7693)
  • Telephone and Internet:
  • 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.
    • 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 the property on Roberts Road.. To establish a mailbox there, contact the postmaster at Cabool 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.


Taxes
  • $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 Cabool Missouri, drive north on US Highway 63 3.7 miles to H Highway, which you take to the right, or east. Follow H through the picturesque little village of Elk Creek, then take the first gravel road to the left after you cross the Elk Creek Bridge. That's Roberts Road. Take that for 0.9 miles and look for our pink survey ribbons on your right.

  • House
  • 151.13 Bedrooms
  • 14900 Bathrooms
  • 1.50 acres
    Access Road