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3680 Merritt Lane

Helena, MT 59602
  • $1,150,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 322 Days
  • MLS #: 30006807
$1,150,000
  • 5
    BEDS
  • 22.85
    ACRES
  • 2
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
  • 2,094
    SQFT
  • $549
    $/SQFT
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1880
County:
Area:

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Description

For the first time ever offered for sale, the Merritt Ranch Homestead in the Prickly Pear Valley now known as the Helena Valley. This property was homesteaded by Theodore Barstow Merritt (TB Merritt) in 1866, 33 years before Montana became a state. Over the years the original Merritt ranch was divided up among children leaving 22.8 acres with the original home and log barn to the late Jay and Sharron Merritt. Currently the property is set up with two irrigated hay fields, one on each side of the house and buildings. The house has been added onto and remodeled over the years to a now 5 bed, 2 bath comfortable rancher hidden behind the cottonwoods trees that were originally planted in the 1860s. This is one of if not The oldest homestead in the Helena Valley still owned by the original family. Here is your chance to own a piece of Montana History in the beautiful Helena Valley. Listed by Cody Bahny and Greg Bahny. For the first time ever offered for sale, the Merritt Ranch Homestead in the Prickly Pear Valley now known as the Helena Valley. This property was homesteaded by Theodore Barstow Merritt (TB Merritt) in 1866, proved up on February 14th, 1877 and a final homestead deed was signed and issued by President Chester Arthur in 1882 (7 years before Montana became a state) and will transfer to the new owner of this almost 23 acre ranch. Many preserved historic elements still exist to recall the Merritts warm hospitality and enduring legacy including part of the original home built when TB and his wife first moved here. Over the years the original Merritt ranch was divided up among children leaving 22.8 acres with the original home and log barn to the late Jay and Sharron Merritt. Over the years this property has provided for 7 generations producing cattle, hogs, grass hay, alfalfa, wheat, barely, potatoes, peas, sugar beets and more. Currently the property is set up with two irrigated hay fields, one on each side of the house and buildings. The original barn that was built well over 100 years ago still stands today as a functional tool to this ranch along with many other buildings that were a necessity over the years including a hog barn, bunk house and more. The house has been added onto and remodeled over the years to a now five bedroom, two bathroom comfortable rancher hidden behind the cottonwoods trees that were originally planted in the 1860s. This is one of if not The oldest homestead in the Helena Valley still owned by the original family. Here is your chance to own a piece of Montana History in the beautiful Helena Valley.

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3680 Merritt Lane Helena, MT 59602

  • Price: $1,150,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 322 Days
  • MLS #: 30006807
5
Beds
2
Baths
0
½ Baths
22.85
Acres
2,094
SQFT
$549
$/SQFT
1880
Built
County:
Lewis And Clark
Area:
Helena
Property Description
For the first time ever offered for sale, the Merritt Ranch Homestead in the Prickly Pear Valley now known as the Helena Valley. This property was homesteaded by Theodore Barstow Merritt (TB Merritt) in 1866, 33 years before Montana became a state. Over the years the original Merritt ranch was divided up among children leaving 22.8 acres with the original home and log barn to the late Jay and Sharron Merritt. Currently the property is set up with two irrigated hay fields, one on each side of the house and buildings. The house has been added onto and remodeled over the years to a now 5 bed, 2 bath comfortable rancher hidden behind the cottonwoods trees that were originally planted in the 1860s. This is one of if not The oldest homestead in the Helena Valley still owned by the original family. Here is your chance to own a piece of Montana History in the beautiful Helena Valley. Listed by Cody Bahny and Greg Bahny. For the first time ever offered for sale, the Merritt Ranch Homestead in the Prickly Pear Valley now known as the Helena Valley. This property was homesteaded by Theodore Barstow Merritt (TB Merritt) in 1866, proved up on February 14th, 1877 and a final homestead deed was signed and issued by President Chester Arthur in 1882 (7 years before Montana became a state) and will transfer to the new owner of this almost 23 acre ranch. Many preserved historic elements still exist to recall the Merritts warm hospitality and enduring legacy including part of the original home built when TB and his wife first moved here. Over the years the original Merritt ranch was divided up among children leaving 22.8 acres with the original home and log barn to the late Jay and Sharron Merritt. Over the years this property has provided for 7 generations producing cattle, hogs, grass hay, alfalfa, wheat, barely, potatoes, peas, sugar beets and more. Currently the property is set up with two irrigated hay fields, one on each side of the house and buildings. The original barn that was built well over 100 years ago still stands today as a functional tool to this ranch along with many other buildings that were a necessity over the years including a hog barn, bunk house and more. The house has been added onto and remodeled over the years to a now five bedroom, two bathroom comfortable rancher hidden behind the cottonwoods trees that were originally planted in the 1860s. This is one of if not The oldest homestead in the Helena Valley still owned by the original family. Here is your chance to own a piece of Montana History in the beautiful Helena Valley.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Ranch Attached Garage YN No Carport YN No Construction Materials Metal Siding Wood Frame Exterior Features Builtin Barbecue Barbecue Dog Run Fire Pit Gas Grill Lighting Private Entrance Private Yard RVHookup Storage Propane Tank Owned Propane Tank Leased Fencing Back Yard Chain Link Cross Fenced Fenced Other Partial Cross Wood Wire Foundation Details Block Permanent Poured Garage YN No Levels Two Lot Features Agricultural Back Yard Corner Lot Front Yard Near Golf Course Landscaped Meadow Native Plants Pasture Secluded Split Possible Flat Level Parking Features Additional Parking Circular Driveway Covered Carport Detached Carport Detached Enclosed Garage Garage Door Opener Heated Garage Outside Oversized Private RVAccess Parking See Remarks Patio And Porch Features Covered Deck Enclosed Porch Road Frontage Type County Road Road Surface Type Gravel Roof Metal Topography Level Sloping View Canal City Lights Hills Mountains Pasture Creek Stream View YN Yes Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Appliances Dryer Dishwasher Microwave Oven Range Refrigerator Washer Basement Dirt Floor Partial Sump Pump Storage Space Unfinished Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Fireplace YN No Flooring Carpet Laminate Linoleum Wood Heating Baseboard Electric Forced Air Gas Propane Space Heater Heating YN Yes Interior Features Ceiling Fans Laminate Counters Pantry Storage Vaulted Ceilings Natural Woodwork Walk In Closets Window Features Double Pane Windows

Property Features

Horse Amenities Horses Allowed Horse YN No Irrigation Source Canal Ditch Deeded Water Rights Listing Terms Cash Conventional FHA VALoan New Construction YN No Other Equipment Generator Propane Tank Other Structures Barns Corrals Garages Grain Storage Outbuilding Other Storage Property Condition Updated Remodeled Property Sub Type Single Family Residence Property Sub Type Additional Single Family Residence Security Features Smoke Detectors Sewer Private Sewer Septic Tank Special Listing Conditions Probate Listing Standard Structure Type House Tax Annual Amount 2303.64 Tax Legal Description S30 T11 N R02 W C. O. S. 3146250 ACRES 22.85 TRACT C-1. IN E2 Tax Year 2022 Utilities Electricity Connected High Speed Internet Available Propane Phone Connected Water Source Private Well Zoning Description County

Listing Agent: Cody D Bahny
Listing Office: Bahny Realty, Office Contact Info: 406-449-7844


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