Historic 1840's Farm in Benton County MO
ERNST FARMS -- 198 Acres
Historic 1840's Farm homesteaded by German immigrants with one original cabin still standing and the rock foundation of another cabin. The home sets on the site of an original log cabin which was a stage stop for the Butterfield Overland Stage in the 1860's. The horses were watered at a hand dug and rock lined well which is about 100 yards from the house. The stage road comes in from the north and passes an old Schoolhouse foundation about mile north in the woods. The Schoolhouse well holds water year-round.
There are several hundred yards of hand laid rock walls throughout the property. They seem to be in a good defensive position and it is believed that they may have been from the Civil War. It would have taken many years for a few farmers to build these rock walls, but if you had 1000 troops sitting around waiting for a battle, the troops could have built them in a couple of weeks!
Ernst Farms has a very private setting mile down a private drive off Hwy K, 10 miles south of Warsaw on Rt 83. This is a great Blacktop Road with no dust! There is also a dual access to the west side of the farm via Rocky Ridge Road. At the intersection of Rt 83 and K Hwy, go south on Route 83 approximately mile to the Rocky Ridge Road, turn left and go south 1 mile to the Barclay Place homestead and Ernst Farms west entrance. There are over 10 miles of roads and trails to accommodate easy access and travel to the 13 deer stands on the 198 acres. A lot of these roads will accommodate a new pickup truck and not scratch it! The whole farm is fenced and it has some cross fencing. There are approximately 70 80 acres of pasture, of which 30 acres +/- could be grain farmed, if desired. The flat tillable pasture is hayed every year and has good fescue, grass, and clover. There are several more acres of good pasture which could also be hayed or used for food plots. There are 6 ponds to provide water for wildlife.
This property was developed by a Hunter and a Shooter. We have been very selective and have not shot many deer, but there is a good population. Deer are seen within 100 yards of the house almost every day. The deer like to go through the Farm and graze on the clover before they work their way to the grain crops on the Corps of Engineers Truman Lake land. Truman Lake has 55,000 acres of water and 100,000 acres of public access land for hunting and recreation.
Facts and Features / MOPLS #49990
Address & Coordinates
Hwy K Warsaw, MO 65355
Latitude: 38.1018, Longitude: -93.3969