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Illinois SoldJo Daviess County

80 Acres $710,000


  • Vast JoDaviess County valley views, freshwater pond, abundant wildlife
  • Secluded retreat or family getaway
  • Limestone cliffs, hardwood timber, streams
  • European-style home on bluff with sweeping panoramic scenery
  • 28’-deep pond with variety of gamefish and waterfowl
  • Strong deer herd, quality whitetail bucks, extraordinary turkey populations, small game
  • 12 acres of potential agriculture income or mixed food plots
  • Available for immediate possession

Acreage Income

  Total Tillable
Acres +/- 8012
Income +/-


Illinois Land Broker

LT Taylor

  • Cell: 815-441-9750
  • Office: 217-899-1240
  • Fax: 309-211-6442

Property Description

SOLD – Rolling hills, freshwater pond, sweeping JoDaviess County valley views, and abundant wildlife characterize this stunning property tucked into the Driftless Region of Northwestern Illinois. Located two miles south of Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort and situated perfectly between Galena, Illinois, and Hanover, Illinois, this property is the outdoorsman’s paradise.

Every vista on the JoDaviess County 80 has a unique and special view, from the spruce-lined access off of South Girot Road, to the multiple limestone outcroppings, gurgling freshwater springs, and levee controlled 28’-deep pond, this property checks all the boxes for those seeking a convenient getaway or legacy property to build into their own wildlife haven.

Mature oak, walnut, and assorted hardwoods provide great habitat with ongoing timber value. The whitetail are thick, making this location their feeding and bedding area. Year-round water holds all the animals close. Spruce trees offer roosting for turkey on every ridge. Small game and birds, as well as waterfowl on the pond, provide a mixed bag of opportunities each day afield. The 28’-deep pond has an upstream silt gathering pool, assuring constant and clear water. Fishing is excellent; large game species of bass and several species of panfish round out the enjoyable time on the water just a short walk from the house.

A hand-built home of approximately 2,000 square feet sits perfectly in harmony with nature at the edge of a limestone cliff. Grand views in all directions greet each morning, and, as the sunsets bring long shadows of evening, the valley views provide the best possible end to a day in the country. The pond is visible from every part of the house. The three-sided deck is optimal for observation and outdoor living. Large, cathedral styled ceilings with red cedar beams meet the top of the two-sided limestone fireplace in an open plan design. Every seat in the house is a personal viewing area, complimented by the warmth of the double hearth fireplace and the convenience of a secluded get-away in the country. Cedar shake siding and a recently installed metal roof add to the old world charm of this home. Newer appliances, two bathrooms, two bedrooms and a loft area to sleep six round out the versatility of this residence. Suitable for weekends in the country or a full time living space. Additional building locations exist on adjacent bluffs.

Approximately twelve acres of tillable land provide agricultural income or options for multiple source food plots. Historical barn on the property reminiscent of the dairying days. Access trails in the woods for ATVs. Locations for additional food plots or building on site. Sized appropriately for ten or more deer stands and accommodates multiple hunters. Easily accessed from Blackjack Road and minutes from Highway #84 and US #20. This is a perfect location to make memories in the hills of JoDaviess County and an investment in truly being a part of the outdoors.

For additional information or to schedule a private showing of this property, contact LandGuys Broker LT Taylor, at 815-441-9750.

Address: 3569 S. Girot Hill Road, Hanover, IL 61041

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