Centennial Farm is a diverse 240 acres nestled in the heart of Pottawatomie County. If you're looking for a property that is convenient, yet secluded, this is your spot. It is located almost straight south of Tecumseh; just 56 miles from Oklahoma City, 120 miles from Tulsa and 185 miles from Dallas.
This farm has been in the same family for over a hundred years and offers you a great opportunity to manage and improve it into the ideal wildlife property. It is covered in hardwoods consisting of giant oak trees, pecans and walnuts in the creek bottoms and its overgrown pastures and natural meadows offer asecondary growth of smaller species such as persimmons and elms. This mixture gives wildlife the perfect blend of cover, summer browse and a wintertime supply of acorns.
The diversity comes from the topography. As you enter the black iron gate on the east side of the property, the road immediately disappears into the trees as it descends into a deep draw and then comes back up on a flat that runs north and south through the central part of the property. Overall, the farm has 100 feet of elevation change with the high point at the north end of this flat and the lowest elevations along Box Creek in the southwest corner. Although the property has two large draws that run north and south on either side of the center flat, you can easily cross them on existing trails and roads. Part of the trail and road system is used to access two old oil wells and a centrally located tank battery. However, the owners reported that wells are usually only pumped about once per year. In addition, another oil well was drilled but proved to be a dry hole. Unless something changes, the next owner will benefit from the production road but have to tolerate very little traffic. Trails branch off the production road and give great access to each portion of the farm. They have been kept up and improved over the years, so all you have need to do is show up and be ready to explore.
One of these trails leads to our favorite spot on the farm, ahidden pasture full of scattered pecan trees that sits adjacent to the creek in the western draw. It is surrounded by tall oaks on the flanking hillsides and presents an ideal opportunity to create a large food plot in some of the most fertile soil on the property. The land rises as you go west from here and transforms from a lush creek bottom setting into a naturally open ridgetop meadow speckled with cedars and thickets. It is easy to imagine mature bucks coming out of the creek bottom and cutting across this area as they search for hot does. In addition, the solid growth of post oaks on the ridges and slopes has scattered natural openings that are just large enough to make perfect bow hunting setups. There is no shortage of opportunity to manage wildlife here, aside from the deer, hogs are all over the place as well as a few flocks of turkey, and all of the small game you could imagine.
Lastly, the two drainages on the property would be great places to build one or even two large lakes in the 8-to-15-acre size. There are very nice homesites overlooking both and we can imagine a cabin on either one of them. Land Doctors Construction offers both home and lake construction services, so if you are interested in building, we will gladly provide estimates. If you do decide to build a cabin or home, you will be following in the footsteps of the current owners' grandfather who lived on and worked this farm for years. The remnants of his homestead are still visible and would be a fun place to explore with a metal detector. If you are looking for a great wildlife property with lots of history, please call Colton Coale at 405 615 7645 to discuss or set up a showing.