GILMORE LANDING On the Greenbrier River
Richard Grist, 304.645.7674
“Gilmore Landing” is estate-sized riverfront property located on the Greenbrier River and is one of the area’s most beautiful riverfront retreats. The 11 acres of rich bottomland is blessed with 1100’ of direct river frontage. Ecological and conservational values are extensive and provide many essential ecosystem services, such as clean water, wildlife, and excellent recreation opportunities.
This easy living riverfront property is within an easy drive of higher population areas of Blacksburg, Beckley, Princeton, Charleston and Lewisburg. The ever-changing river, is one of the finest river frontages on the lower Greenbrier.
The scenic, aquatic, and historic values of “Gilmore Landing” provide exceptional quality of life values for the owners or their guests.
- 11 acres with 1100 ft. of riverfront on the lower Greenbrier River
- All land is level river bottomland containing rich soils planted in native grasses and wildflowers
- 7 RV hookups with water, electric and septic on a rise adjacent to the river
- Shower and bathroom facilities and a shelter perfect for cookouts and gatherings
- Circa 1899 farm house makes a great river camp – or repurpose the vintage beams, flooring and siding in another building
- Very private but not remote with excellent access by car or boat
- All small city amenities are 20 minutes away in Hinton, the Summers County Seat
- Excellent river fishing with a mix of deep holes, rapids and still water
- All mineral rights in title will convey
- An unrivaled resident wildlife population rich in diversity and ever changing
- Fur bearing – deer, black bear, squirrel, rabbit, bobcat, raccoon, fox, chipmunk, opossum
- Neotropical songbirds, frogs, turtles, crawdads populate the riverbank and wetlands
- Winged wildlife includes turkey, eagles, herons, hawks, owls, ravens, king fishers, ravens, crows, and hummingbirds
- One hour to jet airports and 3 major interstates
- Dynamic forest with some old growth trees estimated to be 200-300 years old.
- A rewarding off-grid permaculture lifestyle can be easily developed
- Cell phone coverage is excellent with 4G service
- Darkest of skies with little or no light pollution for star gazing and planet observation
- Perfect for all water sport activities as well as shooting sports, ATV riding, horseback riding, hiking, camping, hunting and nature viewing
- Low taxes, low population density
Google Coordinates: 37.662043°(N), -80.736058°(W)
Address: 270 Cochran Lane, Pence Springs, WV 24962
Elevation Range: 1484 ft. – 1525 ft. +/-
RECREATION AT GILMORE LANDING
Gilmore Landing offers unparalleled recreational opportunities. Numerous soft recreational activities are anchored by the adjoining Greenbrier River and proximity to the New River, Bluestone Lake and Summersville Lake.
Water-sports enthusiasts will find the Greenbrier River ideal for swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing. Great fishing is found in the Greenbrier River with small mouth bass, crappie, catfish, muskie and bluegill present in good numbers. Ice skating is occasionally a fun activity during the winter months.
Nature viewing is first in line of recreational activities. Attentive wildlife management has been geared not to just larger animals. Equal consideration has been extended to increasing the numbers and diversity of species including neo-tropical songbirds, butterflies, turtles, frogs, rabbits, chipmunks, dragonflies, owls, eagles and hawks. White tail deer, black bear, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey, grouse, duck, squirrel, raccoon, fox and rabbit make up the resident wildlife population. It is hard to find a property that has a better mix of wildlife.
Total or near total darkness can be still be found on the property, thereby affording the opportunity to view the night sky in all its brilliant wonder.
Shooting-sports devotees find all the land and privacy needed to enjoy:
- Paintball-Airsoft-Laser Tag-Archery tag
- Shotgun sport shooting including Skeet, Trap, Double Trap and Sporting Clays
- Rifle & Handgun shooting: bullseye, silhouette, western, bench rest, long-range, fast draw
- Archery and Crossbow competition shooting
- Plain ole’ plinking: Grandpa’s old 22 single shot rifle and a few tin cans make a fun day
All Terrain Motorsports
Gilmore Landing is perfect for experiencing the property from an ATV or UTV. Riders are welcome to ride all public roads that do not have a painted dividing line and there are miles and miles of open roads in the area. These exciting machines handle the wide variety of the forest’s terrain.
Dirt bikes can also be a lot of fun and they come in all sizes and horsepower to fit anyone who enjoys being on two wheels.
Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding and Hiking
The gently laying land may be used for conventional and mountain biking, hiking or horseback riding and the area offers several state and national parks geared for these activities.
The property’s 11 acres consist of deep and fertile river bottomland. The land is very level and every acre is very useable for agriculture purposes. Currently the land is in meadows but produces abundant hay when needed. Gardens and row crops will do well here.
The meadows conserve water and filter out animal manure and agricultural nutrients, keeping them from entering the river, protecting water quality, human health, and animal health.
The river is a major contributor to the local ecosystem richness and diversity for both plants and animals.
There are many animals that live year round and at other times in the water and around the edges of the river, including beavers, otters, minks, raccoons, opossums, blue herons, Canada geese, wood ducks, mallards, king fishers, minnows, native fish, turtles, salamanders, newts, crayfish, muskrats, bull frogs, eagles, owls, hawks and redwing blackbirds.
The miles of “edge effect” created between the river, forestland, rail grade and fields benefit all the resident wildlife. In addition to those listed above, white tail deer, black bear, wild turkey, squirrel, rabbit, bobcat, fox, chipmunk, and many species of songbirds make up the resident wildlife population.
Of equal importance, there is the insect and microscopic world including butterflies, dragonflies, water skaters, water beetles, damselflies, hellgrammites, tadpoles and various insect larve.
Great fishing is found in the Greenbrier River with small mouth bass, crappie, catfish, muskie and bluegill present in good numbers.
The river, creek, and their surrounding aquatic plant life create a water-supported community with a wide variety of wildlife. Some of their margins are fringed by wetlands, and these wetlands support the aquatic food web, provide shelter for wildlife, and stabilize their shores. The plant life associated with the wetland includes rushes, sedges, cattails, duckweed, bee balm and algae.
The hardwood forest of the neighboring mountains 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.
Gilmore Landing is the quintessential wildlife preserve. The property’s many attributes contribute to the overall wildlife health, increase the observation of game with exceptional wildlife viewing areas, and most certainly increase the carrying capacity and increased species diversity
THE OLD HOMESTEAD @ GILMORE LANDING
The “Gilmore Landing” home was built sometime in the late 1800’s or the very early 1900’s. In 1934, the current owner’s grandfather, J.W Gilmore and his wife Julia, purchased the home and land as a retreat for their ever-growing family. The Gilmore’s owned a grocery store in Beckley and raised produce on the rich bottomland to sell in their store. The fertile land produced an abundance of potatoes, tomatoes, green peppers, corn and rhubarb.
- The homes siding is shiplap poplar and the interior walls and ceilings are tight-grained tongue and grove pine. The flooring is heart pine or oak and the roof is galvanized tin.
- The original spring near the home provided water early on before the well was drilled in the late 1950’s. The spring has stacked cut-stone surrounding it and is still producing water.
BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS
- 7 RV hookups with water, electric and septic located on a rise adjacent to the river
- Shower and bathroom facilities
- Metal shelter perfect for cookouts and gatherings
- Drilled water well supplies water to the home and to the RV hookups/shower-bathroom
- Separate septic tanks for the home and RV’s
SELF-SUSTAINING LIFE OFF THE GRID
Just like 200 years ago, when the first mountaineers settled the area, the property can be self-sustaining in times of necessity – even without on-grid electricity.
- Hydro-power from the river could provide an endless supply of off grid electricity.
- Fresh water for drinking and cooking would come from the drilled water well (hand drawing water from the well using a cylinder well bucket).
- The river and forest would provide fresh food (fish, deer, and turkey).
- The fertile bottomland would be used to raise livestock of all kinds (chickens, pigs, cows, sheep, goats, rabbits etc.) and could be farmed with horse drawn equipment. The land would support vegetable gardens, berry patches, fruit orchards, and row crops of corn, oats and barley.
- Beehives would provide honey and beeswax for candles.
- The forest would provide firewood for heating and cooking and pounds of walnuts.
THE C&O ROAD
On the 24th day of April 1871, GW Gwinn sold a 100’ wide strip of land to the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad for the sum of $1,400. The deed was one of the first ever recorded in the newly formed Summers County. The handwritten deed is found in Deed Book A, page 4.
Today, CSX maintains a 100’ wide rail line for about 1000’ along the property’s eastern boarder Around 15 14 trains travel the line daily delivering coal, industrial materials, consumer products and people (Amtrak) to destinations all over the US.
Interestingly, Gilmore Landing is located at the CSX mile marker 345, which means it is 345 miles from the railroad’s terminus at Newport News VA. This mainline runs from Chicago to Newport News with hundreds of miles of sidelines along the route. It is a thrill to watch the trains pass by for a minute or two and hear the whistle blow as it signals the crossings at nearby Cochran Lane, Pence Springs and Lowell.
The Great Bend Tunnel, famous site of the Legendary John Henry beating the steam drill in a steel driving contest, is just down the line a few miles at Talcott.
History: Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad (CSX)
In 1872, the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad (now CSX) made its way into the New River Gorge, creating a major travel corridor along the river. The railroad opened up this rugged and isolated land and became a lifeline to the outside world and transported the coal and timber that helped fuel the industrialization of our nation.
In addition to the coal mines and company towns found throughout the gorge are the old railroad depots, rail yards, rail grades, railroad equipment, and associated towns, like nearby Thurmond, that were developed to support the railroad.
The mainline was connected to rail lines already in place along the Virginia Coast (Fort Monroe-Newport News-Hampton) and Piedmont across the mountains into the newly formed state of West Virginia.
The most common crops are medicinal herbs and mushrooms. Other crops that can be produced include shade-loving native ornamentals, moss, fruit, nuts, other food crops, and decorative materials for crafts. These crops are often referred to as special forest products.
Here are some specific examples of crops in each category.
- Medicinal herbs: Ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, bloodroot, passionflower, and mayapple
- Mushrooms: Shiitake and oyster mushrooms
- Native ornamentals: Rhododendrons and dogwood
- Moss: Log or sheet moss
- Fruit: Pawpaws, currants, elderberries, and lowbush blueberries
- Nuts: Black walnuts, hazelnuts, hickory nuts, and beechnuts
- Other food crops: Ramps (wild leeks), maple syrup, and honey
- Plants used for decorative purposes, dyes, and crafts: Galax, princess pine, white oak, pussy willow branches in the spring, holly, bittersweet, and bloodroot and ground pine (Lycopodium)
THE DYNAMIC WETLAND
In earlier times, before the environmental and societal value of wetlands was discovered, Gilmore Landing’s little, but dynamic wetland, was commonly called a “swamp”. This enchanting area is biologically rich and wildlife diverse, being akin to the world’s largest swamps found in the Florida Everglades and the Amazon River Basin. This small, but mighty wetland works to provide “ecosystem services”—non-monetary benefits like clean water, clean air, carbon sequestration, hunting, and eco-recreation.
The wetlands are the best of both worlds. All kinds of wildlife inhabit wetlands including deer, squirrel, raccoon, turkey, butterflies, turtles, frogs, crawdads, songbirds, salamanders, newts, and a host of other aquatic invertebrates, migratory birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
Wetlands are a very productive part of our environment; more productive of vegetation, in fact, than some agricultural soils. This vegetation serves important purposes. It shelters and feeds many wildlife species that cannot survive elsewhere. Almost 35 percent of all rare and endangered species depend, in some way, on wetlands. More common wetland species provide enjoyment to many by serving educational, research and recreational needs.
Waterfowl and many furbearers such as beaver, mink and muskrat provide both consumptive and no consumptive recreation and are dependent on wetlands. Many fringe wetlands provide the food that young fish need to survive. By slowing the flow of water, wetlands help keep banks from eroding and they trap and settle suspended silt before it smothers fish eggs and covers the insects and other animals that fish eat.
Wetlands add visual diversity to everyone’s lives.
ARCHEOLOGY AND GEOLOGY
Gilmore Landing is nestled between the folded Ridge and Valley Province to the east and the younger Allegheny Plateau to the west. The Greenbrier River flows 162 miles southwest through numerous mountain valleys and empties into the world’s third oldest river, the New River, just a few miles downstream.
The rich farmland is made fertile by nutrient rich topsoil being deposited by eons of flood waters laidened with limestone leached from the Greenbrier Limestones, known locally as the “Big Lime”. These limestones were formed from shallow seas some 350 million years ago during the Mississippian geological period. The quarrying of limestone for dimension stone, fill-rock, construction aggregate, riprap, sand, and agricultural lime is an important industry in the area.
The area has many interesting “riches from the earth” in the form of sandstone, limestone, agates, fossils, geodes, caves and curious rock outcrops. The river’s bottom and banks have numerous types, ages and classes of rocks that originate from several diverse geological regions along the 172 mile long river basin draining about 1.5 million acres.
The Droop Sandstone, a very hard, quartz-rich rock originally deposited as sand beaches along an ancient shoreline, is especially prominent in the area. Numerous sheer rock cliff formations are created by the erosion-resistant Droop Sandstone. Locally, the Muddy Creek Mountain quarry produces decorative sandstone from the Droop that is known worldwide for its beauty and durability.
The area is well known for the healing waters of the numerous “Sulphur Springs”. During the 1800’s and early 1900’s, several “Sulphur Springs Resorts” flourished in the area. Most notably and still in existence are White Sulphur Springs, Warm Springs, and Hot Springs. Others included, Sweet Springs, Blue Sulphur Springs, Red Sulphur Springs, Green Sulphur Springs, Salt Sulphur Springs, Pence Springs and, Sweet Chalybeate Springs.
The forest resource consists of small patches of forest along the river, fence lines and field edges as well as an area surrounding the 500’ long creek. The trees are composed of Appalachian hardwoods and pine. The species composition consists primarily of Black Walnut, American Sycamore, Elm, Birch, Red Maple, Poplar, Red Oak, White Oak, Hickory, and a host of associated species (Ash, Red Pine, Eastern Cedar, Sourwood, Black Gum, Beech, Ironwood and Hop Hornbeam).
Several “Heritage Trees” are scattered along the riverbank. These ancient trees, some 200-300 years old, have withstood the test of time, weathering flood, ice, wind, lightning strikes and fire.
The forest floor is home to several types of mushrooms, medicinal plants, wild ginseng, ferns and cool green mosses.
There are a few fruit trees scattered about, some of which were part of the early homestead. Crops of black walnuts are produced each year from the abundant black walnut trees scattered about.
Honeybees will do very well here.
This easy living riverfront property is within an easy drive of higher population areas of Blacksburg, Beckley, Princeton and Lewisburg. Perched along an ever-changing whitewater, it is unto itself, one of the prettiest river frontages on the lower Greenbrier.
Nearby Hinton is the county seat with grocery stores, restaurants, banks, auto parts stores, hardware, hospital, dentists and most other small town amenities. Hinton is also the Summers County Seat and the economic and governmental hub of the county. The county’s total population is about 14,000.
The surrounding area offers unlimited recreational activities including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching and rock climbing and snow sking.
- 20 minutes to Hinton
- One hour or less to Beckley, Princeton, Lewisburg, 80,000 acre New River Gorge National Park, 2,000 acre Bluestone Lake, Pipestem Resort and Bluestone State Park, Sandstone Falls, Winterplace Ski Resort and the 4-Star Greenbrier Resort.
- A picturesque Amtrak train ride from Hinton connects the area to DC, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and many other locations.
- Washington, DC is 5 hours away and Charlotte only 3.
- The Beckley Airport and Lewisburg Airport both offer jet service to main hubs and an easy hour’s drive
- Charleston, the state capitol, is 1.5 hours’ drive and offers all large city amenities.
- Easy access to I-64, I-77, I-79, US 460, US 19
- The Bechtel Summit Reserve, the12,000 acre Boy Scouts of America’s high adventure camp, is also an hour’s drive.
- The 14,000 acre Wildlife Management Area is just down river at Bull Falls.
Historic Summers County
Hinton, the county seat of Summers County is a 20 minute drive. Hinton, founded in 1871, grew rapidly as the hub of a growing railroad industry serving the New River coal fields, passenger travel and coast to coast freight lines. Today, Hinton serves the growing tourist and technology industries.
Summers County (2014 population—13,417) is located in the southeastern region of West Virginia, scenically placed between the beautiful Greenbrier and New River Valleys. The City of Hinton (2013 population—2,588) serves as the county seat and is the sole municipality within Summers County.
The railroad boom of the early 20th century helped to build Hinton and Summers County. However, the county’s current economy is based primarily on tourism thanks to the Bluestone Dam and Lake along with the Bluestone, Greenbrier, and New Rivers which converge in Hinton. Further, the New River Gorge National River begins at Hinton and flows northward into neighboring Fayette County.
Summers County is also home to Bluestone State Park, Pipestem Resort, and a number of other facilities that provide lodging, camping, and a variety of recreational activities. The Hinton Railroad Museum, the Graham House, the Campbell Flanagan Murrell House, and other museums provide glimpses into the county’s history. The architecture of buildings in Hinton’s nationally-registered historic district is of interest to many. A solid core of retail stores and professional service providers meet the needs of residents and visitors alike.
Residents of Summers County enjoy a wonderful small town, laid back quality of life. Service clubs such as the Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary, and Ruritans support a number of community initiatives, school programs, and special events. The Summers County Library supports the county school system and provides visitors with Internet access and other services. Several denominations of churches meet the Summers County community’s spiritual needs.
Summers County is served east-west by Interstate 64 and by north and south connections to Interstate 77. The New River Parkway, when completed, will improve access to I-64 near Exit 139 at Sandstone. West Virginia Routes 3, 12, 19, 20, and 107 are the primary highways within the county. Amtrak also provides an important transportation link to Summers County with its Cardinal line from New York to Washington DC to Chicago. Stops are made three times per week to pick up and disembark passengers at Hinton’s historic Rail Depot.
The Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital provides a fully-staffed emergency room and a variety of medical services. Summers County Emergency Services provides ambulance service. Law enforcement is provided by the Summers County Sheriff’s Department, a detachment of the West Virginia State Police, the City of Hinton’s Police Department and park rangers with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the National Park Service, and the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. Similarly, the City of Hinton has a new fully-manned and equipped fire station complemented by six other volunteer fire departments throughout the county.
Historic Greenbrier County
Lewisburg, (45 minutes drive), which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America, 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, a year-round farmer’s markets. Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities, along with the many big box stores.
The county and city host several fairs & festivals throughout the year including The WV State Fair, a professional 4-weekend Renaissance Festival, Chocolate Festival, Taste of our Town Festival (TOOT), antique car shows, Jeep Rally’s, Airstream Rally, WV Barn Hunt Competition, PGA Tour @The Greenbrier, Lewisburg is also home to the modern Robert. C Byrd Medical Clinic (300 employees), 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 in the sleepy little town of White Sulphur Springs. The 4-Star resort has a subterranean casino and is home to the PGA tour, NFL Summer Practice Event, Tennis Exhibitions (Venus Williams, John McEnroe etc.). 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.
A picturesque Amtrak train ride from Hinton connects the area to DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, and many other locations. By car, DC is 5 hours away and Charlotte is only 3.
Within a two-hour’s drive are located some of the finest recreational facilities in West Virginia. Winterplace Ski Resort, whitewater rafting / fishing on the New River and Gauley River, 2000-acre Bluestone Lake, Pipestem State Park and Resort and the 80,000-acre New River National Gorge National Park. Five other area state parks and state forests offer unlimited hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding and rock climbing opportunities. Snowshoe Ski Resort is 90-minute drive through some of the most scenic country on the East Coast. The new 12,000-acre Boy Scout High Adventure Camp and home to the US and World Jamboree is an hour’s drive.
THE GREENBRIER RIVER
The lower Greenbrier River possesses the excitement of life on one of the nation’s great wild rivers. The focus of a vast outdoor-recreation destination, it flows untamed out of the lofty Alleghenies, attracting anglers, paddlers, and naturalists from across the globe.
At 172 miles long, the Greenbrier drains over 1.5 million acres and is the longest undammed 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.
THE NEW RIVER AND BLUESTONE LAKE
Gilmore Landing is a 20 minute drive to the New River, 80,000 acre New River Gorge National River Park and the 2000 acre Bluestone Lake at Hinton. The New River is the second oldest river in the world, preceded only by the Nile; it is the oldest river in North America. The New River is unique because it begins in Blowing Rock, N.C. and flows north through Virginia into West Virginia. The Nile and Amazon are the only other major rivers that also flow north. Year after year, it produces more citation fish than any other warm water river in WV. Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, sunfish, hybrid stripped bass, and muskie are all common species of fish found in the New River and Bluestone Lake.
Bluestone Lake is over 2000 acres at summer pool and is the state’s third largest body of water. Great hunting and fishing opportunities abound at the 17,632-acre Bluestone Wildlife Area adjacent to the park and nearby Camp Creek State Forest.
The property has 1,100’ of frontage on the Greenbrier River. There is an old spring on the property. A 500’ ephemeral stream flows during rain events and snow melt.
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
The property was surveyed in 1979 and a plat was prepared from that survey. A metes and bounds description prepared from that survey is shown in the current owners’ deed. The boundaries are evidenced by a drain on the south side, the Greenbrier River on the west side, a fence on the north side, and the railroad right-of-way on the east side. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
Water: Water well and old spring
Internet: possible through phone cable, cell phone or Satellite
Cellphone Coverage: Good in most locations
The property is accessed by Cochran Lane, a private road.
Summers County currently has no known zoning or subdivision regulations. However, all prospective buyers should consult the County Government and also the Health Department for any changes and details regarding zoning, building codes, and installation of water wells and septic systems.
DEED and TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: DB 247 Pg. 109
Summers County, West Virginia
Acreage: 10.97 acres
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County (45), West Virginia
Talcott District (7)
Tax Map 15 Parcel 16; Class 2
2019 Total Real Estate Taxes: $277.17
Summers County School District
Public Elementary Schools:
Hinton Area Elementary School
Talcott Elementary School
Public Middle School:
Summers County Middle School
Public High School:
Summers County High School
From Alderson, WV: 10 Miles +/- (15 Minutes +/-)
Beginning on RT 3 / RT 12 at the Alderson Memorial Bridge (now limited to walking use) on the Greenbrier County side, travel RT 3 W / RT 12 S for 7.9 miles to Pence Springs; just a short distance past Country Roads Store on RT 3/ RT 12, turn left onto Lowell Road RT 15 (aka Creamery Road); travel 3/10 mile, crossing the bridge, making the curve to the right, then turn left crossing the railroad tracks to continue on Lowell Road RT 15; travel an additional 1.6 miles; turn right, crossing the railroad tracks; immediately turn right onto Cochran Lane; travel 2/10 mile to be on the property.
From Hinton, WV: 14 Miles +/- (25 Minutes +/-)
From Hinton, travel RT 20 South, cross the Hinton New River Bridge, turn left with RT 20 South/RT 3 East; travel for approximately 1.7 miles; turn left with RT 3 East, cross the Veterans Memorial Bridge; turn right with RT 3 into BellePoint; travel RT 3 East for 5.3 miles; turn left onto RT 12 N / RT 3 E; travel 3.6 miles to Talcott; just a short distance past the Talcott Post Office, turn right onto Barger Springs Road RT 17 (that crosses the railroad track and the river bridge); travel Barger Springs Road for 4/10 mile; continue straight onto Talcott – Lowell Road RT 15/2; travel 1.5 miles; at the intersection, continue straight onto Lowell Road RT 15; travel 8/10 mile; turn left, crossing the railroad tracks; immediately turn right onto Cochran Lane; travel 2/10 mile to be on the property.
- Amtrack Station at Hinton, WV
- Barns of Summers County – Info on Historic Barns and Great History of Area
- Bluestone State Park
- Bluestone Wildlife Management Area
- Camp Summers
- Concord University
- Groundworks Nursery
- Mercer County Convention and Visitors
- Mercer County, WV Official Page
- New River Gorge National Park
- Otter and Oak General Store and Art Gallery
- Pipestem Resort State Park
- State of West Virginia
- Summers County Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital
- The Boy Scouts of America – The Summit Bechtel Reserve
- Three Rivers Avian Center
- West Virginia Cave Conservancy
- West Virginia Conservation Agency
- West Virginia State Parks
- Willowood Country Club and Golf
- Winterplace Ski Resort
- WV Department of Natural Resources
- State of West Virginia
- West Virginia Explorer
- West Virginia Government
- West Virginia State Parks
- West Virginia Tourism
- Wonderful West Virginia Magazine
- WV Department of Natural Resources
- Virginia – Commonwealth of Virginia
- Virginia is for Lovers
- Virginia Museum of History & Culture
- Virginia Museum of Natural History
- Virginia National Park Service
- Virginia Recreation
- Virginia State Parks