ADAIR COUNTY, KY | 3.0 acres | Borders Nat’l Wildlife Area | Mostly Cleared | Trail to River Sold

  • $34,300


Cheap Land in Kentucky bordering the Green River Wildlife Area

Enjoy all the advantages that come with bordering a national wildlife management area and a wide, clear trail that connects this peaceful lot to the Green River.

  • Easy half-mile, PRIVATE Walk to Green River!
  • No Restrictions!
  • Driveway Access off Paved Highway
  • Peacefully Located BEHIND Neighbor & Trees
  • Very Buildable: No Floodplain, Mostly Cleared
  • Power & Water Available
  • Abundant Wildlife
  • Surveyed
  • Unique Offering at this Price!

PROPERTY: This 3 acre lot is perfect for any outdoorsman or nature lover looking for a refreshing and peaceful retreat from the calamity of city life. A wide, clear trail connects your lot to Green River Lake, just a half-mile away through the Green River Wildlife Area, a US government-managed forest that owns all the land to your west. The trail is actually an easement controlled by the Columbia Gulf Transmission company for their underground pipeline, but for you it’s like Moses parting the Red Sea en route to one of the state’s most majestic and abundant rivers. Since your west boundary line wholly contains this easement/trail, no other neighbors have access to it either. The property’s driveway connects to Knifley Road, a paved public highway, and leads back behind the neighbor’s road-frontage property to a tranquil clearing that acts as a blank canvas for your new home build. With no zoning and no deed restrictions, build whatever you want too, including mobile and modular homes. The available survey shows approximately 1.4 acres beyond the pipeline easement setback, so you have a wealth of space to plan your new country estate, and no floodplain encroachments to interfere with your dream. The line of trees between you and the neighbor, and your generous distance from the road, assures your peace and quiet wherever you decide to build. Don’t think that this serene country setting means sacrificing modern conveniences either, because you have a power pole on-site and public water lines along the road – the best of all worlds! Imagine your mornings filled gazing into the surrounding forest from your front porch, and pondering the short walk to the river with your fishing gear, as you pass grazing deer underneath a chorus of bird songs. The quaint small city of Columbia, the Adair County seat, is a short 11 minute drive south and offers a charming mix of boutiques, markets, small-town eateries like the Black Stallion Steakhouse, and even brand new bourbon distillery, along with mainstream shopping options like Walmart and Tractor Supply Company. Jump on the Buy Now button today and grab this unique opportunity at an unbeatable Acretown price!

The best and most updated source of information on this property will always be at

Call or text Scott directly at 314.639.9777 or email if you have any questions or would like to make an offer. We’ve posted a lot of info below – including critical instructions for visiting the property – so please keep reading!

Best Deal in the Market – Check Zillow or Realtor and You’ll Agree!


After opening this map, you may see even more information about the area by clicking on Map Legend, then Overlays.


  • ADDRESS (default street # – use GPS for navigation): 0 Knifley Rd, Columbia KY 42728
  • SIZE: 3.0 acres
  • GPS COORDINATES: 37.214603, -85.237431
  • APN: 071-00-00-007.09
  • FULL LEGAL DESCRIPTION: download here
  • PLAT MAP/SURVEY: download here (get County’s boundary/KML file here – opens in Google Earth)
  • TITLE: General Warranty deed (clean – no back taxes, no liens)
  • MINERAL RIGHTS: any mineral rights we own will convey to buyer (no known severance of mineral rights)
  • DIMENSIONS (approximate): starting at NW corner (at road), 35′ NE (driveway width) x 110′ SE x 332′ SE x 463′ SW x 168′ NW x 90′ NW x 223′ NE x 204′ NE x 104′ NW to POB
  • FLOODPLAIN: none, no wetlands
  • ELEVATION: 915 feet
  • TERRAIN: gently rolling
  • CONDITION: undeveloped, mostly cleared, some wooded
  • ACCESS: 35′ wide driveway to Knifley Road, a paved public highway
  • POWER: power pole on-site
  • WATER: public water along Knifley Road
  • WASTEWATER: none (septic system would need to be installed)
    • The built-in savings you receive on all Acretown properties frees up extra money to install a variety of conventional and more modern, non-conventional septic systems, like mound systems, pressurized dosing, plastic chamber leach fields, aerobic treatment, etc. (which have become popular solutions to non-satisfactory perc tests).
  • TAXES: $67.68 in 2022
  • HOA: none
  • RESTRICTIONS/ZONING: no zoning, NO RESTRICTIONS – do what you want with your land!
    • homes and accompanying outbuildings such as garages, workshops, barns are all OK
      • no size/height restriction on homes/structures on the lot
      • no setback requirements
      • no time limit to build – leave the lot as-is for as long as you want or need
    • RVs, campers, mobile homes, cabins, tiny homes are all OK
    • animals, livestock, etc OK
    • or, simply leave it as-is and enjoy being surrounded by nature!
  • SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Adair County (Elementary) – Adair County (Middle School) – Adair County (High School)
  • NEAREST CITY: Columbia
  • NEAREST AIRPORTS: Taylor County (24 mins), Louisville International (1 hr 48 mins), Nashville International (2 hrs 21 mins)

Owner Financed Land in Kentucky near Green River | Borders Wildlife Area | Trail to River | 3 acres


You can go view the property at your convenience – owner does not need to accompany. Please call/text us to let us know you’re heading out, so we can (1) confirm its availability (our land does sell fast), and (2) ensure we have our phone on us in case you need help or have any questions. We’d appreciate a couple hours notice if possible. In case you lose cell phone service, it may be helpful to print off as many helpful documents as you can before you head out there.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Click HERE to open the destination in Google Maps, and simply enter your starting point to get step-by-step directions.

  • From this link, you can press “Directions” (on the left), enter your starting point, and Google Maps will provide you with step-by-step directions.
  • You can also click “Send to Phone” if you’re viewing this on your computer
  • And “Save” to download the directions so they’ll still work if you lose cell service.

If for some reason you’re having trouble with that link, you can navigate to GPS coordinates 37.214603, -85.237431.

WALKING THE PROPERTY LINES w/YOUR PHONE: We highly recommend downloading Google Earth to your phone if you don’t already have it. Then . . .

  1. Download the property boundary file (called a KML or KMZ file) here. You may be prompted to click “download” one more time, so do that . . . OR you may be prompted to immediately open the file with Google Earth and, in that case, do that and ignore the remaining steps. Otherwise . . .
  2. Open Google Earth
  3. Go to the main menu (the three horizontal lines at the top left of the screen), then Projects > Open > Import KML file > select the KML file you just downloaded (it should show up on that screen).

Now you should be able to see the property lines on the map, and the green dot represents where you’re currently standing. This is a very important tool to learn BEFORE you head out there. Please call us if you have any questions about it.


In picturesque Adair County, this property is situated near an abundance of natural and cultural attractions, and is a fisherman’s and outdoor enthusiast’s paradise! Just a 20 minute drive away is beautiful Green River Lake State Park. This 8200 acre lake boasts fishing, swimming, and a vast trail system great for hiking, biking and wildlife viewing. For even more natural beauty, head south less than an hour and discover the epic Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, where you’ll be able to enjoy all variety of aquatic recreational activities and excellent birding opportunities on their expansive acreage. Just a half hour scenic drive to the west through rolling hills and lush farmland, lies the charming town of Greensburg. Here you can enjoy a quaint downtown featuring cafes, small shops, and historic buildings, highlighted by its fully restored 1903 courthouse square. Also to the west and just an hour away is spectacular Mammoth Cave National Park, home to not only the longest cave system in the world, but also a wide array of outdoor activities like canoeing, camping and horseback riding on its sprawling 52,000 acre grounds. Need the occasional taste of the city? You’ll be less than 2 hours from both Lexington and Louisville, and just 2 hours and 15 minutes from world famous Nashville, home of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Old Opry.

NEARBY –  Green River Lake State Park (20 minutes), Lake Cumberland State Resort Park (52 mins), City of Greensburg (35 mins), Mammoth Cave National Park (1hr 6mins)

COLUMBIA (16 mins, nearest Walmart, restaurants, medical)

  • RETAIL – Walmart, Tractor Supply Co, TJ Maxx, Dollar General, Ace Hardware, Sav A Lot, The Appliance Store, Nanwood Market, Columbia Pharmacy, many others
  • RESTAURANTS – Zaxby’s, KFC, Burger King, Hardee’s, Black Stallion Steakhouse, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, many others
  • MEDICAL SERVICES? Yes, hospital, dentists, veterinary services, specialists
  • RECREATIONAL – Russell Creek, Pettys Fork, Egnew Park, Flex Appeal Fitness, Biggers Sports Center, Jim Blair Community Center

NEAREST MAJOR CITIES: LEXINGTON (1hr 50 minutes), LOUISVILLE (1hr 52 mins), NASHVILLE (2hrs 13 mins)


OWNER FINANCING: We do offer owner financing under the following terms:

  • Down Payment = $6860
  • Monthly Payment = $595.24
  • Term = 60 months

If you’d like to buy this property via owner financing, call or text Scott directly at 314.639.9777 or email him at and we’ll get you set up!

OUTSIDE FINANCING: Your best deal for financing will come from a local bank or credit union and we can help you find a great deal. Land loans typically require about 15-25% down.

Rural 1st is America’s leading land lender for rural properties and they require as little as 15% down on a 10 or 15-year fixed land loan, with no PMI, and they prefer a credit score of 720 or better. Please contact Michael Wirth by phone or email at (502) 553-8152 or They do serve Kentucky.


Call or text Scott directly at 314.639.9777 or email at if you’d like to discuss an offer.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: We are investors, and are selling this lot For-Sale-By-Owner. You do not need to submit your offer through a real estate agent, and in our experience we close transactions more quickly and easily by having our dedicated transaction coordinator work directly with the Title Company and Buyers. We will also both save money on commission/fees by cutting out agents as the middle men. However, if you feel strongly about working with a Realtor, then you’re welcome to have them contact us on your behalf.


WHY ARE YOU SELLING IT SO CHEAP? We are often asked why we price our properties at below market value, and the answer is really simple: because we can, and that’s our core business model. We are investors who purchase properties at a large volume and deeply liquidated rates, and by passing this discount on to our buyers, we can sell land quickly . . . and more of it! In fact, our average property only lasts 2-3 weeks on the market (vs. industry average of about 6 months).

DISCLAIMER: We attempt to provide detailed, accurate and up-to-date information in our listings, in order to help our buyers to the best of our ability. However, it ultimately remains the buyer’s responsibility to perform their own due diligence and double check any details that are of significant importance to you including acreage, utilities, build-ability, and approved/allowable use-age for the property. We are happy to help however we can.

0 Knifley Rd
Columbia, KY 42728
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