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Nov 11, 2005

For Sale: Tiny Tract For Tidy Sum

For those looking to really downsize, Owen County, Indiana has just the spot. The county has for sale, a one square inch piece of property in Jackson Township. That's right, a tract of land 1 inch by 1 inch. The asking price? $1,500.00, the amount of back taxes owed on the property. TV Station WISH reports that county officials speculate that someone bought the tiny piece of land to obtain fishing rights on a lake. When they failed to pay the taxes on it, the county foreclosed. The property can be yours if you are willing to pick up the back taxes.

Anyone interested in purchasing the property should stop by the Owen County Auditor's office to get a map showing its location. Because of the property's size, the county couldn't put up a for sale sign or they would be encroaching onto the neighbors lands.