Another Former Presley Farm For Sale: The Nashville-based Honky Tonk Hall of Fame has announced they are facilitating the sale and marketing of another property once owned by Elvis Presley’s father as well as one once owned by Johnny Cash. Presley’s father, Vernon, purchased the 270 acre farm in the rolling hills one hour east of Memphis in 1974, and sold it only six days before his son died in August of 1977. Starting price is $ 3,700,700.00
“This is just an incredible property,” says Stephen Shutts of The Honky Tonk Hall of Fame. “It’s no secret that Elvis’s money bought it for his father as kind of a big toy for Vernon, who kept nearly 60 cattle on the farm. I walked around the farm myself and wanted to quit everything I was doing and move there. It’s just fantastic.”
Elvis was a frequent visitor to the property which includes a 1940 era log cabin, a barn and five lakes and ponds. One pond is stocked for fishing. In addition to the Moscow property, the Honky Tonk Hall of Fame is also leading the sale of two other prominent Presley-related properties: In Killeen, Texas, Elvis Presley’s home while in boot camp, located on Oak Hill Drive, is also for sale. Presley, who was drafted in 1958 but didn’t completely adapt to military life, was allowed to live off base in a quiet neighbourhood in this 4-bedroom, charming 50s style home. It was in this home Presley entertained his friends and spent what would be the last months with his beloved mother Gladys.
The Honky Tonk Hall of Fame, which maintains one of the largest private collections of country music memorabilia in the nation, facilitated the Spring 2006 eBay sale of Presley’s home on 1034 Audubon Drive in Memphis for $1 million.