DRY RUN FOREST
One of Greenbrier County’s older homesteads with a livable 1800’s hand-hewn log cabin sitting beside rushing Dry Run Creek
Richard Grist, 304.645.7674
Dry Run Forest is one of Greenbrier County’s older homesteads with a livable 1800’s hand-hewn log cabin sitting beside rushing Dry Run Creek. With nearly 20 acres of bottomland field and 190 acres of enchanting forest, Dry Run is the perfect mix for the farm and forest experience.
- 220+/- acres with a vintage late 1800’s hand-hewn log cabin.
- Located in popular Greenbrier County 25 minutes to Lewisburg.
- 20 acres of bottomland pasture.
- 190 acres of mature forest with some very ancient trees scattered about the old boundaries.
- Piles of field stone about the old field edges gathered by early mountaineers.
- Excellent timber value to be found in the uncut forest with beautiful oaks, walnuts, poplars, maples and hickories.
- All mineral rights the seller owns will convey.
- Bold running Dry Run flows through the western boundary for ½ mile.
- Two blue line tributaries of Dry Run flow for a total of nearly one mile.
- 10 seasonal branches feed the two larger streams during snow melts and rain events.
- Superior access with one mile of paved state road frontage on Leonard Cordova Road.
- Long views of distant mountains.
- Electricity and phone on site.
- Dark skies with little or no light pollution ideal for star and planet gazing.
- Surrounded by large forest tracts and farms for.
- Wildlife is abundant with several fur bearing species represented.
- Winged wildlife includes eagles, hawks, owls, ravens, and Neotropical songbirds.
- Short drive to Greenbrier River Trail and the Greenbrier River.
- Diverse topography with 14+ seasonal branches creating an interesting natural setting.
- Elevations run from 2099’ to 2668’.
Water: No well has been drilled
Sewer: No septic system has been installed
Cellphone Coverage: Fair
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
Beyond the home and yard, the property is wooded with some openings devoted to gardening and other small homeowner agricultural interests. The property consists of the home site with yard and farm buildings, older pasture bottom land, and forestland. By calculation from aerial photography, the property use by acreage is as follows:
Home site and pasture bottom land: 20 acres +/-
Forestland: 195 acres +/-
Total: 220 acres +/-
The property lies on both sides of approximately 1 mile of Leonard – Cordova Road WV RT 5.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
A partial survey of the property was performed in 1982 for the seller.
All rights the owner has will convey with the property.
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 and building codes and installation of septic systems.
LOCATION, DEED AND TAXES
Coordinates (NAD83): 38.032619N, 80.395629W
Elevation Range: 2105 ft. to 2680 ft. +/-
Deed Book 307 Page 172
Tax ID/Acreage and Taxes:
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Falling Springs District
Tax Map 45 Parcel 38, ACREAGE 35.00, WV RT 5 DRY RUN
Tax Map 45 Parcel 39, ACREAGE 105.70 WV RT 5 DRY RUN
Tax Map 45 Parcel 40, ACREAGE 43.45, WV RT 5 DRY RUN
Tax Map 45 Parcel 42, ACREAGE 21.00, WV RT 5 DRY RUN
Tax Map 52 Parcel 3, ACREAGE 15.00 WV RT 5 DRY RUN
Total 2015 Tax Acreage: 220.15 Acres
Total 2015 Real Estate Taxes: $919.89
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.
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
At 162 miles long, the Greenbrier is the longest untamed (unblocked) river left in the Eastern United States. It is primarily used for recreational pursuits and well known for its fishing, canoeing, kayaking and floating opportunities. Its upper reaches flow through the Monongahela National Forest, and it is paralleled for 77 miles by the Greenbrier River Trail, a rail trail which runs between the communities of Cass and North Caldwell.
It has always been a valuable water route, with the majority of the important cities in the watershed being established river ports. The river gives the receiving waters of the New River an estimated 30% of its water volume. Over three-fourths of the watershed is an extensive karstic (cavern system), which supports fine trout fishing, cave exploration and recreation. Many important festivals and public events are held along the river throughout the watershed.
The Greenbrier is formed at Durbin in northern Pocahontas County by the confluence of the East Fork Greenbrier River and the West Fork Greenbrier River, both of which are short streams rising at elevations exceeding 3,300 feet and flowing for their entire lengths in northern Pocahontas County. From Durbin the Greenbrier flows generally south-southwest through Pocahontas, Greenbrier and Summers Counties, past several communities including Cass, Marlinton, Hillsboro, Ronceverte, Fort Spring, Alderson, and Hinton, where it flows into the New River.
Along most of its course, the Greenbrier accommodated the celebrated Indian warpath known as the Seneca Trail (Great Indian Warpath). From the vicinity of present-day White Sulphur Springs the Trail followed Anthony’s Creek down to the Greenbrier near the present Pocahontas-Greenbrier County line. It then ascended the River to the vicinity of Hillsboro and Droop Mountain and made its way through present Pocahontas County by way of future Marlinton, Indian Draft Run, and Edray.
From the intersection of I-64 Exit 169 and Seneca Trail US 219 just north of Lewisburg, travel north on Seneca Trail US 219 for 13 miles; turn left onto Friars Hill Road WV RT 9; travel Friars Hill Road for 3.3 miles to intersection with Leonard- Cordova Road WV RT 5 and Crane Road WV RT 219/2; travel straight ahead onto Leonard-Cordova Road and travel that road for 1.2 miles; will see Band of Hope Church on the left; property lies on both sides of Leonard-Cordova Road beginning just past the Band of Hope Church.
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