Historic Prairie Plains West of Tuttle Creek Lake

39.31314815132115,-96.7747217403707|39.3130485411088,-96.76086008418173|39.316767226191516,-96.76068842280478|39.31686683110965,-96.77485048640341
Price: $350,000
Acreage: 120
County: Riley
State: Kansas

Property Description

A historic story is waiting to be told on this 120 acre farm that rests north of Manhattan, Kansas. This tract has remained in the same family for over 130 years, now sharing the history of Paleoindians that once resided on the tract. Estimated 11,000 yr B.P. by Kansas State University Department of Sociology Anthropology and Social Work that the tribe was present. Paleoindians or Paleoamericans are the first peoples who entered, and subsequently inhabited the Americas during the final glacial episodes of the late Pleistocene period. In 1987, an archaeological dig site was formed on the tract, resulting in the recovery of 123 artifacts of tools and pottery. Of this, 26 knives, 62 scrapers, 15 gravers, 2 spokeshaves, 2 perforators, 1 drill, 1 piece d’esquille, 3 discoids, and 4 biface fragments make up the tools. In 2004, the family donated the rare artifacts to Kansas State University Department of Sociology Anthropology and Social Work with many currently on display at the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, Kansas. One could see how this location was chosen to reside from 11,000 yr B.P. to present day. Its pure beauty and diversity sets it apart from the typical tract. The acres are made up of 20.34 acres tillable, 87.66 acres Native pasture and 12 acres timber. Class VI, IV soil types of Clime, Dwight and Irwin create the foundation. It features drilled watering well with solar powered windmill and tank. It also boasts a well balanced mix use ground with nice elevation changes throughout and above average Native Bluestem grass stand. All mineral rights remain intact and transfer to the buyer. This history packed property is one to tour in person. Call Brenda Doudican to arrange a private showing today!

Property Features

  • Located north of Manhattan, Kansas on an upland slope overlooking the now Big Blue River, named by the Kansa tribe first as the Great Blue Earth River that flows into Tuttle Creek Lake
  • 119 acres total
  • 20.34 acres tillable, 87.66 acres Native Bluestem, and 12 acres timber
  • Class VI, IV soil types of Clime, Dwight, and Irwin
  • Paleoindian artifacts dating back 11,000 yr B.P. located on the property
  • Paleoindian artifacts were donated in 2004 to Kansas State University Department of Sociology Anthropology and Social Work and on display at the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, Kansas
  • Incredible 360-degree views
  • Limestone outcropping
  • Drilled water well with windmill and tank that is solar powered
  • Winter wheat currently planted
  • Lease option to renew or terminate following 2019 winter wheat harvest
  • All mineral rights intact and transfer to the Buyer upon closing
  • Tax is $427.14
  • Option to purchase adjoining 160 acre tract at $425,000.00

Property Address

00000 County Rd, Riley, KS