Most people in the world know about Elvis Presley’s most-famous home in Memphis: Graceland. But that expansive estate is just one of a slew of properties that The King owned throughout his short lifetime.
But what many, and likely nobody, knew was that the Presley family owned a sizeable plot of land out in Coldwater, Mississippi. Purchased by Elvis Presley but titled in his father, Vernon’s, name, this chunk of land has now been listed for $485,000 according to Realtor.com.
Listed by local agent Brandie Todd, she noticed something peculiar when examining the legal deed and title documents for the property.
“It occurred to me that this piece of land might have belonged to the Presley family in some way,” Todd explained to the site.
This plot of land holds 33 acres and has a two-bedroom house, barn, workshop, a wide-ranging wooded area and even a busted up 1955 Buick that Elvis was rumored to use for target practice.
“The rumor is that Elvis used to come out to the property and shoot at the car,” Todd said. “He had a thing for shooting.”
But local rock and roll shopkeeper and hardcore Elvis historian, Stephen Shutts says that the rumor is unlikely to be true.
“The property was purchased in Vernon’s name and then given to Johnnie, true. It wouldn’t have been put in Elvis’ name because of business reasons—or potentially, tax or financial reasons as well. But it was Elvis who purchased the property. It was his money that was used.”
For many years, the land was owned by relatives of Presley until they sold it to a ranch hand at Elvis’ famous Circle G Ranch. His name was William “Mike” McGregor.
Check out a few of the pictures from the listing below.