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  • STARTDec 12th - 11:00am

  • VENUEHamilton, IL

Hancock County, IL Land Auction

Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 11:00 A.M.

Sale to be held at Sullivan Auction Site, Hwy. 136 E., Hamilton, Illinois

SOLD! TRACT 1 – $3,300.00 PER ACRE

SOLD! TRACT 2 – $2,950.00 PER ACRE

SOLD! TRACT 3 – $3,300.00 PER ACRE

SOLD! TRACT 4 – $1,925.00 PER ACRE

SOLD! TRACT 5 – $4,000.00 PER ACRE

TOTAL – $600,761.75




The McConnell Family Farm is located approximately 6 miles northeast of Carthage, Illinois or approximately 6 miles southwest of LaHarpe, Illinois. From Carthage, Illinois take Hwy. 94 north 5 miles to Rd. 2100N (Burnside Rd.), then right or east 3 1/2 miles, then south 1/2 mile, then east 2 1/4 miles to the curve (Rd. 2420) then south 1/2 mile to the farm (watch for presale directional signs). The farm is located in the north half of Section 25 of Pilot Grove Township, Hancock County, Illinois. 

The farm contains 201.89 surveyed acres and will be sold in 5 tracts. This property has it all with income producing tillable acres, wooded land offering outstanding wildlife and whitetail habitat,  improved pastureland and a small area of CRP. 





Photos of Tract 1

Photos of Tract 2

Photos of Tract 3

Photos of Tract 4

Photos of Tract 5


Tract 1 – 41.65 Surveyed Acres

  • FSA information indicates 26.88 acres tillable.
  • The balance of this tract is timber located in the northwest corner.
  • Soils include Fishhook, Rozetta & Hickory (soil maps online).
  • Access is by Rd. 2420E along the entire east side.

Tract 2 – 41.78 Surveyed Acres

  • FSA information indicates 20.71 acres tillable.
  • The balance of this tract is timber located along the south side.
  • Soils include Fishhook, Rozetta & Hickory (soil maps online).
  • 5.61 acres in CRP with an annual payment of $1,496.00 which expires in 2028.
  • Access is by Rd. 2420E along the entire west side & by 1950N along the entire north side.

Tract 3 – 41.38 Surveyed Acres

  • FSA information indicates 25.3 acres tillable.
  • The balance of this tract is in pasture.
  • This tract has an older concrete block building.
  • Soils include Fishhook, Ursa, Rozetta & Keomah (soil maps online).
  • Access is by Rd. 1950N along the entire south side.

Tract 4 – 50.51 Surveyed Acres

  • This tract is entirely pasture & wooded draws.
  • Soils include Hickory, Wakeland, Fishhook & Keomah (soil maps online.)
  • Access is by Rd. 1950N along the entire south side.

Tract 5 – 26.57 Surveyed Acres

  • This tract is nearly 100% tillable.
  • Soils include Keomah, Fishhook & Rozetta (soil maps online).
  • Access is by 1950N on the south side & by 2500E along the entire east side.



The McConnell Farm is currently being surveyed and will be sold on a price per acre basis with the final surveyed acres being used to constitute the final settlement price (once the survey is completed the acres will be updated on our website). All 5 tracts will be offered through the marketing method of “Buyer’s Choice,” whereas the high bidder can elect (in any order) any or all tracts for their high bid. Buyer’s Choice auctioning will continue until all the tracts have been sold. The farm will NOT be offered in its entirety at the conclusion of the auction.

Ten percent (10%) of the bid price will be due on the day of the auction, with the balance due in approximately 45 days, on or before Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the time of closing. Title insurance in the full amount and the final price will be provided by the seller. 2015 Real Estate taxes, due and payable in 2016, will be paid by the seller with the buyer responsible for all future real estate taxes. Possession will be given at the time of closing subject only to the remainder of the 2015 crop lease and a pasture lease which expires March 1, 2016. There are no hunting leases associated with the farm. The property sells free and clear for the 2016 crop year.

All announcements sale day shall take precedence over any prior advertising either written or oral. The information in this brochure is believed to be accurate; however, no liability for its accuracy, errors or omissions is assumed. All lines drawn on maps, photographs, etc. are approximate. Buyers should verify the information to their satisfaction. There are no expressed or implied warranties pertaining to the property. This real estate is being sold “as is”.

Known for generations as the
McConnell Family Farm

Christine Cheeley • Seller

Representing & Closing Attorney:

Eric G. Icenogle

Capps, Ancelet, Rasmussen & Icenogle

55 South Adams Street

P.O. Box 250

Carthage, IL 62321

Phone: (217) 357-2107

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December 12, 2015
11:00 am - 11:00 pm


Hamilton, IL
1066 E US Hwy 136, Hamilton, IL, 62341, United States.
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