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McLean & DeWitt Counties

Illinois, 1,448± Acres SOLD: $16,308,000

Auction takes place Wednesday, January 20, 10:00 AM

AUCTION DATE, TIME & LOCATION

Wednesday, January 20th at 10AM
Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center
1413 Leslie Dr, Bloomington, IL 61704

 

INFORMATIONAL OPEN HOUSE DATE, TIME & LOCATION

Tuesday, December 29th from 10am - NOON
Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center
1413 Leslie Dr, Bloomington, IL 61704

We invite you to join us at the Parke Regency Conference Center to meet representatives of Murray Wise Associates LLC and learn more about the properties. Our representatives will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding the sale. 

 

Property LOCATIONs

Tracts 1-4 are located approximately 6 miles southwest of Le Roy, IL. From the interchange of Highway 136 and Interstate 74, travel west on Highway 136 approximately 6 miles to County Road 2200 East. Turn left (south) on County Road 2200 East and travel 2 miles to the property at the intersection of Old Principal Road & Jasper Road.

Tracts 5-11 are located 1.5 miles south of Gridley, IL. From the intersection of Highway 24 and County Road 2080 East in Gridley, take County Road 2080 East 1.5 miles south to the intersection of County Roads 2080 East & 2950 North. The property will be on your left.
Tracts 12-14 are located 3 miles south of Chenoa, IL. From the intersection of Highway 24 & County Road 2850 East in Chenoa, take County Road 2850 East 3 miles south to the
intersection of County Roads 2850 East & 2800 North. WATCH FOR AUCTION SIGNS!


Property descriptions


Tracts 1-4 in DeWitt County range in size from 80 acres to 160. This sought after, class A, farm has an overall Productivity Index Rating of 138 with the predominant soil type being Sable Silty Clay Loam. Tract 1 includes a building site with a grain storage capacity of approximately 50,000 bushels, a 65’ x 40’ machine shed, a 50’ x 36’ quonset and a 24’ x 24’ garage. 

Tracts 5-11 in McLean County range in size from 80 acres to 160 acres and have an overall Productivity Index Rating of 134. Tract 9 includes a building site with approximately 70,000 bushels of grain storage capacity, a 90’ x 55’ machine shed and a 56’ x 36’ barn. 2.9 acres located along the east side of Tract 6 are enrolled in CRP through 2019. This large contiguous block of 728 acres represents an excellent investment opportunity. 

Tracts 12-14, also in McLean County, range in size from 79 acres to 161 acres. This half-section has an overall Productivity Index Rating of 126. Tract 12 has a building site with a grain storage capacity of approximately 40,000 bushels and 78’ x 40’ machine shed.


Historical Significance

In the same family for multiple generations, these highly productive farm properties were at one time part of the estate of David Davis. Davis was a United States Supreme Court Justice from 1862 to 1877 and a United States Senator from 1877 to 1883. Being a good friend and mentor to Abraham Lincoln, Davis also held the position of Lincoln’s campaign manager during the 1860 presidential election. Davis’s well known residence, The Davis Mansion; in Bloomington, IL, is now a National Historic Landmark. Upon his death in 1886, Davis was considered to be the largest landowner in Illinois. 

 

sale pending FOR $16,308,000

Tracts 1-4: $4,640,000
Tracts 5-11: $8,500,000
Tracts 12-14: $3,168,000