The property of Elvis Presley and his family in Coldwater, Mississippi, that ‘nobody knew’ about is officially up for sale.
Everyone knows about the world-famous Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee, where the ‘The King of Rock and Roll’ made residence. But even Elvis Presley needed a hidden paradise of his own.
Down in Coldwater, Mississippi, 35 miles directly south of Memphis, Presley’s family owned a plot of land. Even though Elvis footed the bill for the land in 1965, the title is under his father’s name, Vernon. Then, Elvis transferred the land title to Johnnie and Lois Smith, Elvis’s wife’s brother and sister-in-law.
Stephen Shutts, a rock and roll shopkeeper and Elvis historian, confirms the house’s heritage.
“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.”
The land had been listed on Realtor.com for $485,000. Brandie Todd, the local agent in charge of the property, said she realized something strange when looking over the legal deed and title documents for the land.
“It occurred to me that this piece of land might have belonged to the Presley family in some way,” said Todd. “The rumor is that Elvis used to come out to the property and shoot at the car. He had a thing for shooting.”
Elvis Presley’s Unknown Property
Graceland sits on 14 acres with a 17,500 square foot mansion resting on it.
In comparison, the property in Coldwater has 33 acres and holds a two-bedroom house, a barn, workshop, and a large wooded area. It also featured the rusted down 1955 Buick that ‘The King’ would allegedly use for target practice.
In addition, Shutts says that this unknown property was even a shock to him.
“There are a few of us diehards that know Elvis inside and out, and nobody knew about this one. Nobody.”
After the Presley family passed down the property, they sold it to Mike McGregor, a ranch hand at Elvis’s Circle G Ranch.
Click here for photos of the property.
[H/T Country Backroads]