9.6 Acres Homesite close to Watts Bar Lake with Winding Driveway; Gas-Water-Power-Cable in Roane, TN

Partner Bank Loan Available
9.6 Acres

$129,000 Cash Price

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SKU: INC_TN_Roane_Gresham

$129,000 Cash Price

Categories: Roane County, Tennessee
Tags: Agricultural, Ranch, Unrestricted

Reservation Fee: $900 non-refundable reservation fee secures this property. Reservation fee will be counted toward purchase price and down payment.

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Buyer Due Diligence: we do our best to ensure listing accuracy. However, buyer is responsible to perform their own due diligence and verify all information, contained herein or not, including access and utility accessibility and costs, and physically visit the property. Property is sold “AS IS”.

How to visit this 9.6 Acres Lot for Sale in Roane, TN?

To visit this 9.6 acres lot for sale in Roane TN, search 501 Rodgers Circle, Rockwood, Tennessee, 37854 within Roane County on your phone. When you are near the land, search “35.82623, -84.69776 on Google Map to locate one of the corners. Contact our office for surveys (if available), county plat maps, Google Map boundaries and corners, and MapRight.

  • Northwest Corner: 35.82744, -84.698
  • Southwest Corner: 35.82622, -84.69776
  • Southeast Corner: 35.82951, -84.69483
  • Northeast Corner: 35.83042, -84.695

STEP 1: Google Map for navigation: Google Map Link

STEP 2: Corner and Boundaries: Google Map Link
(when you are near the land, click this link on your phone to open Google Map, the RED BOX shows the land boundary, the FLASHING BLUE DOT shows where you are standing)

Land Description:

Cash Price: $129,000

Drive-In Ready Homesite featuring a winding driveway and hill-top winter views of Watts Bar Lake.

This Rare Find is an almost 10 Acre Hilltop property full of Hardwoods that have both escaped being in a neighborhood HOA and lie in close proximity to Watts Bar Lake. This property is sandwiched between Palisades Estates to the South (which features very nice homes) and Abels Valley Subdivision to the North.

This 9 Acres is not part of either community and therefore remains Unrestricted except to any zoning at the county level. This land is zoned R-1 (low density) Single Family Residential which allows double-wide mobile homes, tiny homes, cabins, and permanent structures as small as only 170 square feet. Single-wide mobile homes are not allowed under R-1 zoning. RVs are allowed for storage and usage, but not as permanent residence.

This 9.6 acres lot for sale in Roane TN, features almost 2,000′ of Road Frontage along both Abels Valley Road and Rodgers Road. Total lot measurements are 450′ x 1452′ x 339′ x 1526′ = 418,873 (approximate) square feet or 9.616 Acres. A Full Survey is available upon request. No HOA and cheap property taxes are only $305/year.

We started by clearing a 300-foot-long, 12-foot-wide winding path stretching from the county road up the hill towards the interior where a homesite was established. The homesite itself has been cleared, stump grinded, and leveled with 60/40 compactable shale dirt. We use shale dirt that will pack 110% and is capable of growing grass.

The final product can support almost any structure from a barndominium to a traditional home structure with a basement. The final dimensions of the homesite area measure 70’ x 120’. The boundaries have been line-staked, corner-staked and platted by a registered surveyor.

At the road we set a 20′ culvert supported with dirt underneath the culvert and rock on top to prevent washout. The culvert and winding driveway are completed with a driveway blend which includes a mixture of 3” Minus Gravel Rock (meaning a gravel mix sizing from 3” rock down to fine powder) and pug mix.

We recommend this blend as the ideal material to use because the fines fill the void between the big rocks and this tends to lock everything into position and resist washout. The end product leaves a larger primary base under the gravel top. We finish the driveway with crushed limestone.

Full Survey Completed: We have both hard copy and electronic PDF copies of the full survey on the property and the metes and bounds to ensure accurate boundaries. Corner Stakes and Iron Pins have been re-flagged as of July 2023 and the eastern border has been line-staked for additional accuracy on your property line.

High-Intensity Soil Map Completed: This land has just been soil mapped illustrating all of the soil and drainage conditions on the ground. We have both a general soil map of the entire acreage and a high-intensity soil map completed for the homesite. Both are stamped by a state-licensed soil scientist. You will need this document in order to apply for your septic permit.

The property mostly features Fullerton-type soils at the top ridges and bottom along the road frontage, creating ideal conditions for drainage and future additional subdivision. Our recommendation for optional future development would be 3/4 Acre homesites at the top or bottom of the ridge along Rodgers Road with the drain fields located opposite to allow pump-up or pump-down conventional septic systems.

The frontage along Abel Valley Road is flat and suitable for building sites as well.

How to Apply for a Septic Permit: Here is the link to apply for a septic permit: (Link) Be sure to select “Permit-Dwelling; Conventional; New” as your Service Requested. We have a set of PDF of instructions to assist with the application process upon request.

Please note that only the sections marked with an asterisk (*) are required. An environmental scientist will run a soil test as part of the permitting process. They will be able to look-up this property’s high-intensity soil map. The Environmental Scientist will conduct their visit after the application is submitted. Once you have been issued your permit, you have up to 3 years to have your septic system installed.

Where to Find a Septic Installer: Contractors that will install, pump, repair, or modify a septic system in Tennessee are listed by county online at: (Link)

Prime Development Opportunity: Given the possibilities with the soil type and geology, this property has the potential to be subdivided further into 3/4 acre homesites. Rockwood Water Lines run along Abels Valley Road with a variety of water tap size options available, depending on the size and scope of full-scale development. Power lines run completely around the road frontage of the property.

911 Address:   501 Rodgers Circle Rockwood, TN 37854

Electric Utility: Call Rockwood Electric Utility (REU) at 865-354-0514. Meter installation Fees include an initial $300 deposit, $20 service fee and $150 for temporary building service. This does not include additional costs for line extensions, setting new poles or upgrading a transformer. Fees & amounts are subject to change.

Water Utility: Call Rockwood Water-Sewer-Natural Gas (RWSG) at 865-354-0163 or (website). Water Tap fees include an $80 connection fee plus an initial security deposit. RWSG currently offers the following fee structure (subject to change; not guaranteed) depending on the size water tap line desired:

3/4” = $1310.00
1” = $1470.00
2” = $2950 materials
Larger than 2” water tap = $3950 materials

Natural Gas Utility: Call Rockwood Water-Sewer-Natural Gas (RWSG) at 865-354-0163 or (website). They have a 2″ gas line that runs on Rodgers Circle and RWSG has provided a custom quote of $7,860 to bring that service to your land.

A Public Gas utility is not common to see on un-restricted land. If you have the budget for it, we highly recommend using this estimate to enhance the value of your property. See attached bid sheet and general fee details for all of their services.

Internet, Cable and Phone Utility: Call Viasat Satellite Internet & Phone at 1-844-909-9989. Options include 12 MBPS Unlimited Data Plans at $69.99/month; 25 MBPS Unlimited Data Plans at $99.99/month; 30 MBPS Unlimited Data Plans at $149.99/month.

All plans offer upload speeds up to 3 Mbps (3x faster than most rural internet), which assists with video calling (Facetime, Skype, Zoom, etc.), Smart Phone, cellular wifi calling when there is no cell signal and your home cam security system (when video images are sent to your cell when you’re away from home).

Septic Installers in the Area:

Bolton Brothers Septic: 248-852-0440
Frenia’s Plumbing  & Mechanical 865-209-5522

A full list of contractors that will install, pump, repair, or modify a septic system in Tennessee are listed by county online at: (Link)

3 minutes to the Public Boat Launch on Watts Bar Lake!
3 Minutes to Tom Fuller Park
5 Minutes to Downtown Rockwood TN
5 Minutes to Walmart, Tractor Supply, Gas, Grocery, Harbor Freight, Bait Shops
5 Minutes to Rockwood Forest Trails and Mt. Roosevelt Scenic Overlook
1 Hour to Knoxville, TN
1.2 Hours to Chattanooga, TN
2.5 Hours to Nashville, TN

Land Details:

  • Elegment ID: INC_TN_Roane_Gresham
  • Address: 501 Rodgers Circle, Rockwood, Roane County, Tennessee, 37854
  • GPS: 35.82623, -84.69776
  • Parcel Number: 075 06606 000075
  • Size: 9.6 Acres
  • Conveyance: Warranty Deed (Clean Title)
  • Annual Taxes: $47.28 / Year (approximate)
  • Annual HOA / PO: None

Attractions within a 5-Mile Radius :

Tom Fuller Memorial Park and Boat Launch:  Google Map Link

Mt. Roosevelt Scenic Lookout Point: Google Map Link

Rockwood Forest Trails:  Google Map Link

Property Summary

This 9.6-acre hilltop property in Roane, TN, offers a rare opportunity for a drive-in ready homesite with scenic winter views of Watts Bar Lake. Nestled between Palisades Estates and Abels Valley Subdivision, the unrestricted land is zoned R-1, allowing for diverse structures like double-wide mobile homes, tiny homes, cabins, and 170 sq ft permanent structures. With no HOA and low property taxes, the lot features a 70′ x 120′ cleared and leveled homesite, a 300-ft winding driveway with a culvert, and a blend of gravel and limestone for stability.