28 Bill Gates parcels in Madison County, FL

More than 1,000 acres through September 2014, in parcels already adding up to more than 250 acres, or in contiguous or nearby parcels that can be combined, all bought by Lakeland Sands LLC.

300x152 2335.52 acres of timberland, in Lakeland Sands in Hamilton County, FL, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 4 January 2015 On SE Farm Road and FL 63, between Madison and Lee, 30.423520, -83.353757, parcels 01-1S-09-0843-000-000 (374 acres), 06-1S-10-1192-000-000 (568.35 acres), 05-1S-10-1187-000-000 (363.161 acres), 07-1S-10-1197-000-000 (316.13 acres), 08-1S-10-1199-000-000 (259 acres) 12-1S-09-0892-001-000 (67.27 acres) 12-1S-09-0893-000-000 (224.68 acres), and 11-1S-09-0884-000-000 (162.93 acres), for 2335.52 acres total in just those eight parcels. All eight marked as timberland: we’ll see how long that lasts. Plus 12-1S-09-0892-002-0A2 (39.12 acres) of pastureland in between. These parcels surround a couple of City of Madison parcels which appear to perhaps be for wastewater treatment.

300x374 1452.08 acres on the Withlacoochee River, in Lakeland Sands in Hamilton County, FL, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 4 January 2015 Next to the Withlacoochee River, east of Lee on River Park Road and points south, 30.435775, -83.230877, there’s 29-1N-11-6208-000-000 (165.87 acres), 28-1N-11-6206-000-000 (324.69 acres), 29-1N-11-6209-001-000 (160 acres), 32-1N-11-6229-000-000 (162.78 acres), 33-1N-11-6233-010-000 (158.44 acres), 04-1S-11-1497-000-000 (322.441 acres), and 09-1S-11-1519-002-000 157.86 acres) for 1452.08 acres in those six parcels, all cropland, all but one parcel contiguous. Those parcels are all right across the Withlacochee River from the original proposed route of the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline, and one of them, similar to a couple of Lakeland Sands parcels in Hamilton County, is within a few thousand feet of the pipeline route.

300x237 267 acres on FL 6, in Lakeland Sands in Hamilton County, FL, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 4 January 2015 Lakeland Sands paid $3,060,000 on 9 September 2014 for four parcels on SR 6 east of Madison, 30.467952, -83.322061, 21-1N-10-5691-000-000 (158 acres), 21-1N-10-5688-000-000 (79 acres), 28-1N-10-5736-000-000 (20 acres), and 28-1N-10-5733-000-000 (10 acres), adding up to 267 acres.

300x201 236 acres on NE Cottonwood Road, in Lakeland Sands in Hamilton County, FL, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 4 January 2015 Finally, six parcels on NE Cottonwood Road, 30.527082, -83.310437, bought for $3,080,000 also on 9 September 2014, adding up to 236 acres 34-2N-10-6088-000-000 (19.5 acres), 34-2N-10-6088-004-000 (19.5 acres), 34-2N-10-6088-003-001 (19.5 acres), 34-2N-10-6088-003-000 (19.5 acres), 34-2N-10-6088-002-000 (78 acres), and 34-2N-10-6088-001-000 (80 acres).

This is all in addition to the hundreds of acres in Lowndes County, GA, the hundreds of acres in Echols County and the two dozen agricultural parcels in Hamilton County, Florida, some of it blowing dust when it’s dry.

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