If you do not need hookups for a few days you could stop at WalMart in either Ripley or Spencer or Weston. Weston is getting more mountainous than Spencer or Ripley. Campgrounds are virtually non existent.
We got about 6 inches of snow this winter total, none lasted more than 24 hours.
Definitely recommend you have some type of transportation other than the bus.
Very few, if any, properties come with mineral rights. I know we held on to my grandfathers rights and I am certainly glad we did. In conjunction with my siblings we have 319 acres of rights. The drilling company has already drilled two gas wells and I got my first royalty check last month. They are drilling at least two more this summer. Sure does help supplement Social Security. LOL
There is no coal in this area so you do not have to worry about undermining. Free gas is available with many properties and with the resurgence of drilling in this area, probably many more in the future.
I will check on the local paper. I think their ads are listed.
here is a link to the local paper:http://www.smalltownpapers.com/ShowImage.htm?images/TMR.gif/p19.gif
My favorite Realtor in this area is Jennifer Board Nichols with Board DePue Realty, 3049275765
If there is anything you would like me to do, just holler.