Re: Ancient Utility Easements
an easement typically does not alter the value of the property, at least for tax purposes. They probably do not even know it is there. An easement is usually unknown to most parties unless they have some relationship with the property such as a buyer or seller or neighbor that all of a sudden wants to use their easement on your property. Surprise!!!
as to effect on your rights? Quite possibly. The dominant tenant can use it as specified until such time it would be a relinquished by the dominant tenant or you sought to have it ruled abandoned and released.
If the dominant tenant wants to use the easement in your situation, your buildings being on the easement could become a problem.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.