Marion County, Illinois

705± Acres in 9 Tracts
SOLD - Wednesday, February 27th - $3,295,000

Productive Contiguous Farmland • Excellent Recreational Timber • Tract Sizes From 8± to 191± Acres • Charming Country Home with Outbuildings • Six Miles Northwest of Salem

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Auction Location, Date, Time

Wednesday, February 27th at 10am
Salem Community Activities Center Gymnasium
416 Oglesby Street, Salem, IL 62881

Informational Open House Dates

Wednesday, January 30 • 11am-1pm
Friday, February 8 • 11am-1pm

Join our representatives to tour the property and learn more about our unique auction process. Informational Open House Dates held at the house on Tract 2 (6004 Borden Road, Salem, IL).

From Interstate 57 Exit 116 at Salem: Take U.S. Highway 50/Main Street west 2.2 miles to Hoots Chapel Rd and turn right. Travel north on Hoots Chapel Rd 4.5 miles to the property on your right.

From U.S. Highway 51: At the intersection of U.S. 51 and Ferrydale Road take Ferrydale Road east 4 miles to Marshall Creek Road and turn left. Follow Marshall Creek Road north .7 miles to Alma Hatchery Road and turn right. Follow Alma Hatchery Road east 1.2 miles to Hoots Chapel Road and turn right. Follow Hoots Chapel Road approximately .5 miles to the property on your left.

Property Information

Do not miss the opportunity to bid your price on 705± acres of Marion County land being offered for sale for the first time in over 70 years. With the multi-parcel auction format you can bid on any individual tract, combination of tracts or even the property in its entirety. This auction will give you, the bidder, the control and ability to tailor-make a purchase that fits your needs.

The property is being offered for sale in 9 tracts ranging in size from 8± acres to 191± acres and includes 513± acres of productive tillable farmland, recreational timber and a quaint country home with outbuildings and 18,000± bu. grain storage. Much of the offering includes tillable farmland which has an overall weighted P.I. rating of 101.7. Primarily timber, Tracts 4 and 5 offer excellent recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast.

Tract 2 features a lovely, move-in-ready, brick home. The home sits on a full basement, has two bedrooms on the main floor with a full bath, and has the ability to have two additional bedrooms upstairs. Tract 2 also features multiple outbuildings including machine storage, a shop with concrete floor, grain storage and historic barns.

Farm History

Since 1942 the farm, formerly known as the “Borden Farm”, had been owned and operated by Warren and Gladys Williams until their deaths and subsequent inheritance by their heirs. The acreage was first put together by H. Lee Borden in the late 1880s. The Borden’s enjoyed bringing show stock and advances for their time such as a generator providing electricity in a rural area where there was none. It is said that people found good employment there — maids in the house helping with the kitchen and laundry — even area children were said to earn a dollar a day (unheard of in those days) helping Mrs. Borden with weeding or around the grounds. In its prime the farm featured a 22 room mansion, 3-story round barn and 20+ outbuildings. Today only two of the original barns remain from that bygone era.




Kenny Schum: Auctioneer #441.002214 | Broker # 475.130235