Maps of the property

Filed under:General — eric @ 1:18 am

Over the weekend Chris and I put in an offer on a nice piece of property we’d been looking at. It was accepted. Assuming the bank gets things in gear soon, it’ll be ours by the end of the month. That’s a mighty big assumption, but I think everything will work out. Here’s the property on a 1970’s topo map, marked up thanks to equill. The red line is the property line — it’s not quite thirteen acres. It’s got 1000′ of river frontage on the Broad River, Georgia’s cleanest, most pristine river. Much of that frontage is beach-like. There’s a small pond, colored in blue. There’s a newish upper-high-end double-wide on a foundation at the top of the property, drawn in purple, and a concrete block shop near the river, also drawn in purple. The topo map shows it as wooded, but it’s mostly cleared pasture/scrub. It’ll need a serious bush hogging to get rid of the briars everywhere. Here’s an aerial photo, taken shortly before the new home was put in.

More to come…


  1. Excellent! You didn’t need that other overpriced joint anyway (I assume this is a different overpriced joint)!

    Say…what’s that stuff in the bottom left of the aerial (not on your bit)…storage sheds? And what’s up with that circular drive that cuts through your lot and above…was the property subdivided after 1993? I have to ask these questions…this is one of the few times that I get to use my 8 months experience reading aerial photos…

    You better watch it or you might live happily ever after.

    Comment by M — 10/2/2001 @ 2:26 am

  2. Those long buildings are chicken houses. They’re a very common sight in this part of the country. The chickens in there will be mighty envious of our free-range happy hens. That is, if they could see out of their little cages.

    The circular drive in the photo is no longer there. I’m guessing it was a short-cut. The original owner of the bit we’re buying and the owner of the bit at the end of the drive are brothers, and kind of shared the land. The brother of our half is now in prison, and we’re buying it from his ex-wife, who doesn’t get along so well with the other brother. Hence, no more shortcut necessary.

    Comment by eric — 10/2/2001 @ 2:53 am

  3. Any odds of buying the other brother’s half in the future? Too soon to tell, I reckon…

    Comment by M — 10/2/2001 @ 3:19 am

  4. It’s on the market right now, as a matter of fact. We went to look at that one, when the realtor told us the one we liked just went on the market. In fact, we signed the contract before it had a chance to get published anywhere.

    Anyway, for $120,000 the other half could be yours!

    Comment by eric — 10/2/2001 @ 3:21 am

  5. Let me get out my wallet…I always knew we’d end up sleeping side by side…

    Comment by M — 10/2/2001 @ 3:26 am

  6. Congratulations! What an amazing thing! I’m so proud for you!

    Comment by Matt — 10/2/2001 @ 4:12 am

  7. Eric & Chris, this is great. I think you’ll be happier being on the Broad, anyway.. it’s a really nice river. Just be prepared to have canoers stopping on your property every now and then. Get out that rifle! lol

    Comment by Jen — 10/2/2001 @ 6:36 am

  8. You go, you DREAMMAKER you! It sounds fantastic! So, will there be a riverside reception?

    Comment by Kim in Japan — 10/2/2001 @ 9:55 am

  9. Everyone in the county knows xxxxxxxxxxx is in
    prison! Even though you didn’t give his name you
    didn’t have to let every one who looks at your
    sight that he’s in prison! Hasn’t his family been
    through enough! He got coned out of a piece of land
    that his father left him when he died, and then took
    the cleaners by a stupid woman!

    {Comment edited by Eric to remove the name — everyone in the county may know who used to own the land, but there’s no need to broadcast that to the world.}

    Comment by Anonymous — 12/20/2002 @ 11:23 am

  10. by the way the woman you bought the land from took myoney from a DEAD man how dose that make you feel HOPE YOU CAN SLEEP GOOD AT NIGHT!!!!!!!!
    by the way I wished his brothers car had burned your yard at least the grass would have been cut! EVER HEAR OF A LAWN MOWER THAT PLACE HAS NOT SEEN A GRASS CUTTING IN AT LEAST 2 YEARS OR MORE

    Comment by Anonymous — 2/22/2006 @ 1:58 pm

  11. Perhaps you’re thinking of someone else? I’ve heard that the woman “took myoney” from someone, but that person is still very much alive. And no, what happened to this land and the people that owned it before me doesn’t concern me at all. And the grass? Quite well cut, thank you.

    Comment by eric — 2/22/2006 @ 2:10 pm

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