Awe-inspiring forest and field hunters and nature lovers paradise
Bill Zimmerman, 304.667.7026 or 304.645.7674
Google Coordinates: 37.665801°(N), -80.309087°(W)
Address: Moncove Lake Road RT 8 and RT 8/1, Gap Mills, WV 24941.
Elevation Range: 2322 ft. to 2898 ft. +/-
The abundant timber resource is ready for current timber harvest. Anderson Forest has a mix of species of desirable timber composed of hardwoods and an abundance of white pine. Hardwoods consist primarily of poplar, red oak, white oak, chestnut oak, and maple. The timber value and pulpwood value has not been determined at this time, but may be considered substantial.
The Anderson Forest has road frontage. Water is present. The fields are fenced and are currently utilized for cattle grazing. An undeveloped spring provides fresh water to the old homesite, and there is an installed septic system.
The farm fields and game plots, together with the abundance of water and natural food, create an environment for bountiful wildlife. Anderson Forest is a hunters or nature lovers paradise with bear, deer, turkey and small game.
The Anderson Forest is richly blessed with an abundance of water. Two blue line streams run through the heart of the property, converging into one stream, just before it leaves the property to run into Cove Creek. Those streams total nearly a mile and half of length inside the property. Additionally, there are 4 large hollows feeding into those streams that may be active during periods of rainfall and snow melt. There is also a small stock pond that has been a watering place for livestock.
West Virginia is one of the states in the US that has two ownership titles, those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS. A title search for mineral rights ownership has not been conducted. All rights the owner has will convey with the property. A mineral title search could be conducted by a title attorney at the same time when the surface title search is being conducted.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
Pieces of old fencing evidence boundary in some places. A portion of the western boundary is county road frontage. A portion of the northeastern boundary is with the Cove Creek Wildlife Management Area of the George Washington National Forest. A portion of the southeastern property boundary is county road frontage. Boundary surveys are on record for the two pieces that had been sold from the original property. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
Water: Well would need to be drilled
Sewer: Septic system would need to be installed
Electricity: On site
Internet: Frontier or HughesNet
Cellphone Coverage: Fair
The property has nearly ¼ mile of frontage on RT 8, and almost ½ mile of frontage on RT 8/1, providing access to the public road system.
There is currently no county zoning in Monroe County. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to contact the Monroe County Health Department for answers regarding installation of septic systems and water wells. Further information on county zoning may be answered by contacting the Monroe County Commission.
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
This property consists of the old home grounds, pasture fields, and forestland. A breakdown is as follows:
Home grounds: 1.5 acres +/-
Road side field: 9 acres +/-
Ridge top field: 3/4 acre +/-
Forestland: 226 acres +/-
(This summary is an estimation of current property use as determined from aerial photography. It is made subject to the estimation of property boundaries and any errors in the interpretation of land use type from the aerial photography utilized.)
DEED AND TAX INFORMATION
DB 277 Pg. 45
Monroe County, West Virginia
Acreage: 237.12 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Monroe County (13), West Virginia
Sweet Springs District (6)
Tax Map 3 Parcel 2; WM. WYLIE LD. W. SIDE OF SEC. ROUTE 8 237 (S) AC D; Class 2; 2018 Real Estate Taxes $185.77
2018 Real Estate Taxes: $185.77
Monroe County School District
Public Elementary School:
Mountain View Elementary School
Public Middle School:
Mountain View Middle School
Public High School:
James Monroe High School
MONCOVE LAKE STATE PARK
Moncove Lake State Park offers a peaceful setting for families to enjoy the outdoors. The park is a popular destination for outdoor social gatherings, quiet strolls, camping and water recreation. This 250-acre park contains a larger, 500-acre wildlife management area. Located in the hills of the southeastern edge of the state, near Union in Monroe County, the park offers many opportunities for fishing, hunting, boating, swimming, birdwatching and hiking.
The Moncove Lake area was established in 1960, following the damming of Devil Creek in eastern Monroe County. The lake was built as part of the Moncove Lake Hunting and Fishing Area. In 1991, 250 acres were set aside as a state park. The remainder of the land continues to be managed as a wildlife management area. The park has since been expanded to 896 acres. The park sits on the shores of 144-acre Moncove Lake, and underneath the flyway of the Fall Hawk migration.
Moncove Lake State Park’s campground includes 48 tent and trailer sites, 25 of which have electric hookups. There are picnic tables and fire rings with grill surfaces, drinking water, a dump station and a central bathhouse with showers. Firewood is available for purchase upon your arrival. West Virginia State Park campground reservations are available from Memorial Day through Labor Day each year. Campgrounds are open on a first-come, first-serve basis through October 31.
Three picnic shelters are available to reserve, fully equipped with grills and tables. Playgrounds, restroom facilities, and a swimming pool open from Memorial Day to Labor Day will make your gathering complete!
More than 160 species of birds have been seen around Moncove Lake. The area is a birding hot spot due to nearby Peter’s Mountain and the ridge-and-valley section of the Appalachian Mountains. These ridges act as funnels for birds migrating in the fall and present excellent chances to glimpse birds that are considered rare or unusual for this region. On Peter’s Mountain during peak days in September, Broad Winged hawks are counted by the hundreds, and migrating hawks of nearly every eastern species and numerous songbirds can be seen throughout the month of September and into October. Witness the annual migration of birds of prey as they travel the eastern flyway passing through Monroe County, WV. Migration typically begins in early September through October, however, late September usually brings the most sightings.
THE SURROUNDING AREA
The charming village of Union, which is the Monroe County seat, is less than a 20 minute drive. Banking, healthcare facilities, drugstore, grocery shopping, farm center, auto parts store and a great family restaurant are readily available. Some of the friendliest people in West Virginia can be found in Monroe County. Monroe County has a population of about 13,000 residents and does not have a stoplight and has more cattle and sheep than people. There are no fast food restaurants but there is the local restaurant, “Kalico Kitchen”, in downtown Union that is packed each morning for breakfast and then again for lunch.
Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in American in 2011 and is just a 45 minute drive to the thriving downtown historic district. The downtown boasts a year round live theatre, Carnegie Hall, several fabulous restaurants, antique shops and boutiques. There is also a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities along with all the big box stores.
The Greenbrier County Airport, which has WV’s longest runway, is located just 30 minutes away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC. The world famous Greenbrier Resort is less than an hour’s drive and Snowshoe Ski Resort is about 2 hours’ drive. Covington, Virginia is about 50 minutes awan, Roanoke, Virginia, is 90 minutes, DC is 4 hours and Charlotte, North Carolina is 3 hours away.
The Greenbrier resort features an ever-expanding schedule of public events, including the Greenbrier Classic, a nationally televised PGA tournament held in early July. In 2014, the resort recently opened a new $30 million training facility for the New Orleans Saints, and the football team’s practice sessions in late July and early August are open to the public. A 2500-seat tennis stadium to host professional matches was opened in 2015.
From Gap Mills, West Virginia: 10.4 miles +/- (approximately 20 minutes) From Gap Mills, travel RT 3 West for 6/10 mile; turn right onto Moncove Lake Road RT 8; travel 9.8 miles (where RT 8 turns left at the community of Pedro, continue straight onto RT 8/1); property is on the left. From Union, West Virginia: 17.9 miles +/- (approximately 30 minutes) From the Courthouse in Union, travel RT 3 East for 8.1 miles; turn left onto Moncove Lake Road RT 8; travel 9.8 miles (where RT 8 turns left at the community of Pedro, continue straight onto RT 8/1); property is on the left.
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