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mark Wilburn
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The Wilburn Family Presents

Acclaimed as one of Tennessee's finest properties, the GT Wilburn Estate is one of the largest historical offerings to ever come to market in the South. Situated mid-way between Pulaski and Lawrenceburg, only seven miles off Highway 64 and sixty miles south of Nashville, this offering is truly one of a kind in the USA. The current owners are offering this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a genuine piece of Americana real estate. The heirs are seeking a visionary buyer to acquire this historic property. A unique investor who appreciates and will dedicate his/her ownership and stewardship to extend the 200- year history of this fantastic, legendary place in America’s history.

In 1823, the mill and general store were the heart of the Fall River community in the Clear Creek Valley and as sawmill, sorghum mill and a cemetery as the peaceful valley grew. For the next 130 years, the mill, general store and the home place served many needs. In addition to grinding wheat, corn and livestock feed, the store served as library, boxing matches, horseshoe pitching tournaments, checkers tournaments, else one could imagine. The current owners are offering this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a genuine piece of Americana real estate. A unique investor who appreciates and will dedicate his/her ownership and stewardship to extend the 200+ year history of this fantastic, legendary place in America’s history.

Go To The WebsiteGT Wilburn Grist Mill

Founded in 1823 and re-built in 1865 the Grist Mill was acquired by G.T. Wilburn in 1924. Take a 200-year walk back in time to the early 1800’s as you stroll around the historic water-powered mill at Fall River. Above the great waterfalls, you can hear the faint voices of the mule drivers and creaking wagon wheels early in the morning as they arrive with their heavy loads of wheat and corn and line up for what will be a long day at the mill. But these early pioneers are happy to be here, to meet their neighbors, trade stories, get up-to-date on local happenings and shop for necessities at the general store as they await the grinding of what will be their survival food for the coming winter.

Today, the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of G.T. and Florence own the Fall River Properties consisting of almost 500 acres, the G.T. Wilburn & Son’s Mill and General Store, the Home place and several other houses and buildings. There are miles of road frontage around and through the properties and the Clear Creek and Fall River Falls are at the center of the properties. The current owners are offering this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a genuine piece of Americana real estate. A unique investor who appreciates and will dedicate his/her ownership and stewardship to extend the 200- year history of this fantastic, legendary place in America’s history.

Surrounded by beautiful virgin land, crisscrossing streams and ponds, the Wilburn Estate contains a home, barns, general store and functional grain mill driven by a breath-taking falls of Clear Creek. Covering almost 500 acres, the estate contains more than 310 acres of marketable timber; over 170 acres of row crop or pasture land and two rental homes. Clear Creek winds through the property for more than a mile and there are miles of frontage on two separate county roads.It offers the flexibility from a family compound to potential sub-divided single-family development. As the jewel of Lawrence County the deep-seated history make this opportunity impossible to replicate.

Realtor Jim Beuerlein 615-351-3000

jim@iselltn.com


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Dale Hodgins
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Check the end of the first two paragraphs. They are duplicate sentences. An add without a price serves neither the buyer or seller. The download leads to listing information where you'll find acreage, taxes ($4,000) etc. but no price. I have owned several different properties, all of which had a price in the listing.
 
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Thanks Dale, I tried to edit but could not find a place to do such. I was brought to the forum by the Grist mill interest. My mistake and i aplogize for my error. The property is listed at GT Wilburn Grist Mill and i'm not a realtor or selling by owner. I am a great grandson of GT and just trying to help spread the word for the family. I've read many of the posts on the forum and enjoy the information. The use of nature to process substainable grain was a joy to my family. There are many other photos on the website that show the mill. Hopefully we can find a good steward for the home place. We ground some corn in the 1990's and all the machinery has withstood the incredible test of time. My fondest memories were visiting the General Store in my youth and listening to the locals tell their stories about the mill. Thanks again for pointing out my error, i copied and pasted information from our website. The actual listing for the mill and 483 acres can be found at Listing for 17 Wilburn Mill Road. Have a wonderful evening!
 
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Thanks Mark. I could see a place like this working out for a group who are starting a sustainable community. At $2,000,000 it's a little over $4000 per acre. Nothing is that cheap here.

Will there be conservation covenants ?

In the intentional community section, there are potential buyers.
 
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No sir, only the family wishes to resume good stewardship of the heritage. It would be wonderful to see Fall River return to the community it was in the early 19th century. I will check out the other thread.
Best,
Mark
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