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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Ok, I live in my grandparents' old house. They have lived in this house since at least 1949. We own 16 acres (at least thats what our deed says). One year our property taxes went from 16 acres to 7. Apparently Ft. Leonard Wood says they own our property. Flash forward to today. I was cleaning cobwebs on the back porch and a piece of paneling fell down. This is what I found behind it. Maybe there's some truth to Ft. Wood's claims? LOL


    1. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Did your grandfather ever check the deed or plat?

      While it have been nice to have lower taxes, I think I'd rather have the land!

    2. jlennongrrl jlennongrrl, 7 years ago
      The deed says 16 acres. The problem is this. Apparently back in the day, they would say "you have 16 acres and it's right......THERE.". They apparently didn't survey. And, from what I understand, the land that was deeded to the guy who sold to my grandfather...didn't belong to the guy who sold it. Nice huh?
    3. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Sounds like you are lucky to even own the 7 acres!

      I guess that is why title searches/ insurance is critical in current property deals.

    4. jlennongrrl jlennongrrl, 7 years ago
      The interesting thing is that we had the land surveyed to make sure of what we owned. Apparently Ft. Wood has known we're on their land for 30+ years. They made the fence separating us and them by what we said our property boundaries are. So I don't think they're gonna fight it, but you never know.
    5. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Your use of "FT. Wood" got me thinking.

      All the US Army Forts that I can think of are just known by the last name of the namesakes (in US Army circles)-- Forts Bragg, Campbell, Benning, Stewart, Drum, Jackson, Hood, etc...

      While Fort Leonard Wood is always referenced with the full name.

    6. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thought of a few others: Fort Ben Harrison and Fort Sam Houston (or just FT Sam).

      Probably more out there....

    7. jlennongrrl jlennongrrl, 7 years ago
      Yeah it's weird, I always wondered about that myself. Generally I always hear the full name, or what the current enlistees call it "Ft. Lost in the Woods"
    8. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 7 years ago
      I went to basic training at Ft. Wood years ago, and the monniker Ft. Lost in the Woods is absolutely true LOL!! Home of the heaviest rain and biggest mosquitoes I've ever seen.

      History lesson of the day.. Medal of Honor winner and Hollywood actor Audie Murphy is probably the most famous soldier ever stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood. My grandmother grew up best friends with his sister.

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