Dawson Farm's 72 acres of rolling fields and mature forest create a beautiful setting in Greenbrier County, WV
Richard Grist, 304.645.7674
- 72 total acres consisting of flat to rolling fields & mature forest create a beautiful setting
- ¼ acre stocked pond and an 800’ dashed blue line creek generate year round water
- 57 acres of highly productive hay fields and meadows
- 10 hollows and ephemeral streams create interesting topographic relief
- ¾ miles of permanent internal road system graveled, ditched and culverts installed
- Underground utilities of electric and phone servicing all areas of the property
- 13 acres if mature forest offering exceptional wooded building lots
- Long views of distant mountains and the valley below
- Situate in a farming community with exceptional access to I-64, I-77 & 3 airports
- Lewisburg 20 min * Beckley 30 min * Charleston 90 min * DC 4 hrs * Charlotte 3 hrs
- Property has been surveyed and may be sold in parcels if owner should desire
- Elevation 2415’ to 2585’
Dawson Farm sits at an elevation of approximately 2,500 feet and is located in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, just 20 miles west of historic downtown Lewisburg which was named America’s Coolest Small Town in 2011. Historic architecture, vibrant arts scene, delectable cuisine, boutiques and art galleries form an eclectic mix that enriches the laid-back lifestyle of the Greenbrier Valley.
The area is blessed with modern medical facilities with the hospital just 25 minutes away, a major airport, great shopping and all the conveniences found in larger cities. Still yet, with more cattle than people in the area, it is easy to get to know your neighbors and form lasting friendships.
The world famous Greenbrier Resort is just 30 minutes east and Snowshoe Resort is only 90 minutes drive north. The Greenbrier River and the 80,000 acre New River Gorge National River Park, plus 5 state parks offer unlimited soft outdoor recreational opportunities.
Google Coordinates: 37.870025°(N), -80.689909°(W)
Elevation Range: 2415 ft. to 2585 ft. +/-
Lewisburg, often called one of the best small towns in America, offers fine dining, interesting shops, a country club, an 8-screen cinema, and a lively arts scene. Annual events include the State Fair of West Virginia, two food-themed street festivals and a literary festival. The Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the state’s official professional theatre, offers year-round performances, and well-known musical artists appear on the stage at Carnegie Hall. The town is home to the 800-student West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and a campus of New River Community and Technical College. Flights to Charlotte are available via the Greenbrier Valley Airport 5 minutes north of Lewisburg.
Beckley is a 30 minute drive, has a population of 34,000, and is the county seat of Raleigh County. All amenities are available in Beckley. Beckley is located at the intersection of I-77, I-64 and US 19 so easy access to Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Charleston and Cincinnati is just around the corner. There is a commercial airport with regular flights to a major hub.
Charleston is West Virginia’s state capitol and is an easy 90 minute drive. Charleston is West Virginia’s largest city with a population of some 50,000 and a metro area of 225,000. It is the center of government, commerce, culture and industry. There is a commercial airport with daily flights to most major hubs.
The Greenbrier, in nearby White Sulphur Springs, is one of the world’s top luxury resorts. The hotel’s many offerings include three golf courses, a spa, a tennis complex, a casino, high-end shops, an art colony and 10 restaurants. The resort hosts an annual PGA tournament, and houses a $30,000,000 summer training facility for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints.
For outdoor enthusiasts, the Greenbrier River and New River have long been a draw for fishermen and kayakers, and the 75-mile long Greenbrier River Trail, which parallels the river, is popular with hikers and cyclists. Snowshoe Ski Resort, a scenic 90-minute drive to the north, is the largest ski complex in the Mid-Atlantic States, and also has an extensive system of mountain biking trails.
A wild and wonderful setting, Dawson Farm is a nature lover’s paradise, removed from the hustle and bustle of modern life, but close enough to shopping, medical and educational facilities, and recreational and cultural amenities to provide the perfect balance many people seek when looking for a country property.
Dawson Farm has 57+/- acres of open ground consisting of very productive hay fields and meadows.
Some fencing is in place and with some additional fencing grazing boundaries could be established.
There are no structures at present on the property.
The enchanting forest is gently laying and is fully accessible for hiking, ATV riding and horseback riding. Mature Red Oak, White Oak, Sugar Maple, Red Maple, Hickory and Yellow Poplar comprise the Appalachian Hardwood forest.
This well managed timber resource can provide a great deal of flexibility to the next ownership in terms of potential harvest revenue and can be managed to provide cash flow opportunities to offset holding cost and long-term asset appreciation. A very light selective harvest was conducted in 2001 under the guidance of a professional forester.
Dawson Farm has a mixture of hayfields/pasture, mature forest and abandoned farm fields, coupled with the abundant water supply from the pond and creeks, which creates the perfect wildlife habitat. The miles of “edge effect” created between field and forest is the perfect habitat for all the resident wildlife. White tail deer, wild turkey, squirrel, rabbit, raccoon, fox and many species of songbirds, owls and raptors make up the resident wildlife population.
The hardwood forest provides the essential nutrient source and produces tons of hard mast including acorns, hickory nuts, beech nuts and black walnuts. Soft mast includes stag horn sumac, black cherry, tulip poplar seeds, maple seeds, autumn olive berries and blackberries.
A number of Bald Eagles have been spotted up and down the Greenbrier and New Rivers and are a thrill to see with wingspans of 6-7 feet.
The ¼ acre pond and 800’ blue line creek generate year round water. Numerous hollows and ephemeral streams flow during rain events and snow melt.
All rights the owner has will convey with the property.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
There is a recorded survey plat that shows the property. Some of the boundary is fenced while a portion of the boundary fronts on state road. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
- Water: drilled water well installed by purchaser
- Sewer: Septic to be installed by purchaser
- Electricity: On site
- Telephone: On Site
- Internet: Frontier, HughsNet or Suddenlink may be available
- Cellphone Coverage: Excellent
- Weekly trash pickup @ curbside
- Daily newspaper and daily mail delivery at curb-side
- UPS and FedEx service this area also.
The property has about ¾ mile of graveled internal road system that connects to Grassy Meadows Road WV RT 27. There is also over a quarter mile of frontage on Grassy Meadows Road, providing direct access to the public road system.
The county is subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Commission and also the Health Department for details regarding zoning, building codes and installation of septic systems.
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
The property is devoted to fields, a pond, and forestland. A breakdown as estimated from aerial photography is as follows:
Forestland: 13 acres +/-
Pond: 1/2 acre +/-
Fields: 58 acres +/-
There is about ¾ mile of internal road system.
DEED AND TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: Deed Book 450, Page 651, less conveyances
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Acreage: 72.445 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Meadow Bluff District (11)
TM 86 Parcel 37; 72.445 AC (FEE) LOTS 1-4 & 6-22 WV RT 27 GRASSY MEADOWS RD; Class 3
2016 Real Estate Taxes: $564.82
From Lewisburg, West Virginia: 21.7 miles +/- Travel I-64 West for 19 miles to Dawson Exit 150; at the end of the exit ramp turn left onto Morris Branch Road and travel the short distance of 1/10 mile over I-64 to the next intersection; turn left onto Lawn Road RT 27/3; travel Lawn Road for 4/10 of a mile; turn right onto Dawson Road RT 29; travel the Dawson Road for 4/10 of a mile to the intersection where Grassy Meadows Road RT 27 enters from the right; continue straight now with Grassy Meadows Road; travel Grassy Meadows Road for 1.5 miles; a gravel entrance road to the property will be on the left. From Beckley, West Virginia: 28.3 miles +/- From the Beckley/Eisenhower Drive Exit 124, travel I-64 East for approximately 25.7 miles to Dawson Exit 150; at the end of the exit ramp turn right onto Morris Branch Road and travel the very short distance to the next intersection; turn left onto Lawn Road RT 27/3; travel Lawn Road for 4/10 of a mile; turn right onto Dawson Road RT 29; travel the Dawson Road for 4/10 of a mile to the intersection where Grassy Meadows Road RT 27 enters from the right; continue straight now with Grassy Meadows Road; travel Grassy Meadows Road for 1.5 miles; a gravel entrance road to the property will be on the left.
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