DBR FARM – 310 Acres
One of the area’s larger boundaries of field and forest
|6597 Alta Drive, Alderson, WV 24910
Richard Grist, 304.646.8837
- 310 +/- acres – One of the area’s larger boundaries of field and forest
- Two small farm ponds with several seasonal streams and creeks
- Miles of internal trails provides superior access to all corners of the property
- Trails for hiking, horseback riding or ATV adventure
- Cattle currently a grazing on the property
- 44 +/- acres of pasture and cropland
- 24 +/- acres of old fields that can be brushogged and returned to agricultural production
- 233 +/- acres of emerging high quality Appalachian hardwood timber with future capital value.
- Long hollows with numerous smaller ephemeral drains, high knobs, sinks, limestone outcrops and marshes make for interesting topographic relief
- Long views of distant mountains and valleys below
- Elevations ranging from 1680’ to 2210’
- 15 minutes to I-64 interchange at Alta
- 25 minutes to Lewisburg 35 minutes to the Greenbrier Resort
- 4 hours to DC and 3.5 hours to Charlotte
- Private, secluded, little to no light pollution – ideal for star gazing and planet observation
- Vintage farm house from the 1920’s with hardwood floors and oak moldings
- Wildlife abounds due to the perfect mix of field, forest, water and seclusion surrounded by large farms and timberland
Google Coordinates: 37.782091°(N), -80.602760°(W)
Address: 6597 Alta Drive, Alderson, WV 24910
Elevation Range: 1680 ft. to 2210 ft. +/-
The property has a little over 44 acres in pasture fields. There are also 24 acres of old fields containing brushy vegetation that appear to have been active pasture fields earlier. Cattle are currently grazing on the property.
The DBR Farm is a wonderful wildlife sanctuary. The mixture of hayfields/pasture, mature forest, abandoned farm fields, cedar thickets and marsh, coupled with the water supply from the ponds, create 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, raccoon, fox and many species of songbirds, woodpeckers, crows 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 and 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.
Inside the property is a small intermittent stream that would be active during periods of heavy rainfall or snow melt. There are also two small farm ponds.
A title search for actual mineral ownership rights is recommend. All rights the owner has will convey with the property.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
The property deed contains metes and bounds descriptions for the tracts comprising the farm. Some of the property boundaries are evidenced by stock fencing. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
Electricity: Electric service is on the property at the farm house
Water: No public water system, but there is a well at the farm house
Sewer: No public sewer system, but a septic system could be installed
Telephone: Phone service is at the farm house
Internet: Could be acquired by satellite or DSL through phone system
Cellphone Coverage: Appears to be adequate
The property is accessed by a deeded private road off RT 12.
Greenbrier 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.
Information can be found at the county website: http://greenbriercounty.net/ordinances/
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
There is a farm home and barn with surrounding grounds, pasture fields, older pasture fields containing some brushy vegetation, and forestland. A breakdown is as follows:
Home and Barn Grounds: 8 acres +/-
Pasture Fields: 44 acres +/-
Older fields with brushy vegetation: 24 acres +/-
2 small farm ponds, each being about 2/10 acre in size
Forestland: 233 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
Deed Information: DB 543 Pg. 520
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Acreage: 310.06 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Greenbrier County (13), West Virginia
Blue Sulphur District (3)
Tax Map 33 Parcels 1, 2, and 24; Class 2
2017 Real Estate Taxes: $783.58
Greenbrier County School District
Public Elementary School:
Alderson Elementary School
Public Middle School:
Eastern Greenbrier Middle School
Public High School:
Greenbrier East High School
Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America in 2011, combining the warmth of a close community with the sophistication of more urban locations. The thriving downtown historic district offers year-round live productions presented at the State Professional Theatre of WV, Carnegie Hall, distinctive dining venues, antique shops, award-winning galleries/boutiques, and two summer-season farmer’s markets. Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities, along with the many big box stores.
Lewisburg is home to the WV Osteopathic Medical School (600 students) and the New River Community and Technical College. The area is a strong economic generator with a solid workforce employed in county/state government, tourism, hospitality, medical, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining and agriculture.
The world-renowned Greenbrier Resort, with 800 rooms and 1600 employees, is located nearby in the sleepy little town of White Sulphur Springs. The 4-Star resort has a subterranean casino and is home to the PGA tour, the “Greenbrier Classic.” Several other area golf courses are available in the area – including Oakhurst Links, America’s first golf course, where guests play using old style hickory-handled clubs and ground-burrowing golf balls!
The Greenbrier County Airport with WV’s longest runway provides daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC. A picturesque train ride from White Sulphur Springs connects the area to DC, Phili, Chicago, and many other locations. By car, DC is 4 hours away and Charlotte is only 4.
Within another 2-3 hours drive are located some of the finest recreational facilities in West Virginia: Winterplace Ski Resort, the 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Pipestem State Park and Resort, the 80,000 acre New River National Gorge National Park, and whitewater rafting / fishing on the New River and Gauley Rivers. The new 10,600 acre Boy Scout High Adventure Camp, Summit (home to the US and World Jamboree) offers weekend visitors ziplining and canopy tours, ropes courses, climbing and repelling, mountain biking, as well as BMX and skate plazas. Five other area state parks and state forests offer unlimited hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding, and rock climbing opportunities.
The Greenbrier River is 173 miles long is the last free flowing river east of the Mississippi. It is an excellent river to float or canoe and is well known for its large and small mouth bass fishing. It is the gateway to water recreation and fun as it is at most times lazy and easy to navigate.
The Greenbrier River is formed by the confluence of the East Fork Greenbrier River and the West Fork Greenbrier River in the town of Durbin, West Virginia. From Durbin the Greenbrier River flows southwesterly through Pocahontas, Greenbrier, Monroe, and Summers Counties. It flows through several communities including Cass, Marlinton, Hillsboro, Ronceverte, Fort Spring, Alderson, and Hinton. The Greenbrier River joins the New River in the town of Hinton, West Virginia.
From Lewisburg: 16 Miles (20 minutes travel) Travel I-64 West for 7.4 miles to Alta/Alderson Exit No. 161; at end of exit ramp, turn left onto WV RT 12 South and travel toward Alderson; at 6.7 miles the gated access road is on the right just past a brick/vinyl siding house with separate garage that sits above the road; travel the access road ½ mile to enter the property. From Alderson: 5 Miles (8 Minutes Travel) From the Alderson Memorial Bridge (now limited to walking use) on WV RT 12, travel WV RT 12 North toward Alta, at 5.2 miles the gated access road is on the left just before a brick/vinyl siding house with separate garage that sits above the road; travel the access road ½ mile to enter the property.
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