HUNGARDS CREEK FOREST

Agent Contact:
Randy S. “Riverbend” Burdette , 304.667.2897

Hungards Creek Forest is an excellent recreational property with great building sites. Located 10 minutes from Talcott on Hungards Creek Road.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Talcott is home of the John Henry Legend
  • 75 acres +/-
  • Great hunting and recreational uses
  • Blueline Hungards Creek
  • Valuable timber ready for harvest offers future cash flow opportunity
  • Blueline stream flowing through the front of of the property
  • All mineral rights in title will convey**
  • Known for its abundant and diverse wildlife population
  • Nearby is the Greenbrier River – perfect for anglers and water recreation enthusiasts
  • Elevations range from 1569 ft. to 1800 ft.
  • Low taxes, low population density
  • 20 minutes to Hinton with big box stores, restaurants, historic district, hospital and more
  • 45 minutes to jet airport with regular flights to Chicago and Washington DC
  • Building sites
  • Peaceful community
  • Willowood Elks Golf Course nearby

LOCATION

Wild and Wonderful Talcott Summers County, West Virginia
Google Coordinates: 37.673090°(N), -80.749194°(W)
Address: *447 Hungards Creek Road RT 6, Alderson, WV 24910. No 911 address is assigned to a property without structures. * 447 is adjoining property number used for location purposes.
Elevation Range: 1569 ft. to 1900 ft. +/-

FOREST/TIMBER RESOURCES

Recent selective harvesting has been conducted on most sections of Hungards Creek Forest.  The remaining timber resource is composed of mixed hardwoods. This 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.

Capital Timber Value of the timber and pulpwood has not been determined.

WILDLIFE

Hunting is a first-class experience. Whitetail deer, black bear, red/gray fox, coyote, bobcat, wild turkey, grouse, 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.

WATER

The property has Hungards Creek running through two sections of the property for about 350 feet. Another small seasonal stream crosses a portion in the upper left section in the woodland.

MINERAL RESOURCES

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

The two tracts that comprise the property and an out sale are described by metes and bounds in the deeds.  The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.

UTILITIES

Water: A well would need to be drilled
Sewer: Septic system could be installed
Electricity: Nearby
Telephone: Cell and Frontier Communications landline
Internet:  Frontier, Countrymen and Hughes Net
Cellphone Coverage: Average

ACCESS/FRONTAGE

The property has frontage on Hungards Creek Road RT 6. A crossing or a bridge would be needed to access the property.

ZONING

Summers County currently has no known zoning or subdivision regulations. However, all prospective buyers should consult the County Government and the Health Department for any changes and details regarding zoning, building codes, and installation of water wells and septic systems.

PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY

The property is mostly forestland while having a roadside field and a small area of powerline easement. A breakdown of the land use is as follows:

Field: 5 acres +/-
Forestland: 70 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 222 Pg. 227, DB 249 Pg. 570, and out sale DB 257 Pg. 528
Summers County, West Virginia
Acreage: 75.267 acres +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County (45), West Virginia
Talcott District (7)

Tax Map 14 Parcel 19.3; 7.89 ACS M/L HUNGARTS CREEK; Class 3; 2020 Real Estate Taxes $52.42
Tax Map 14 Parcel 48.1; HUNGARTS CREEK 67.377 ACRES; Class 3; 2020 Real Estate Taxes $808.56

2020 Total Real Estate Taxes: $860.98

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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

THE SURROUNDING AREA

Hungards Creek Forest is supported with a great community known for its friendly residents and laidback lifestyle. The quiet town of Hinton is the county seat of Summers County and is a 15- 20-minute drive. Hinton has amenities including churches, elementary-middle- high school, grocery stores, hardware/farm supply store, building supply, motels, banks, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Advance Auto, Kroger, Save a Lot, Walgreens, Dairy Queen, McDonald’s, Kirk’s Family Restaurant, gas/convenience stores, sporting goods, hospital, dentists, medical clinic and restaurants.

Talcott is home to the annual John Henry Days Celebration. This festival includes a parade, outdoor concert, vendors, river events, and more. The typical date is the second weekend of July.

The largest and most popular 4th of July day parade in the state is hosted by nearby Alderson. Alderson is also home to “Camp Cupcake”, the minimum-security federal prison where Martha Stewart spent her vacation.

The Greenbrier Valley and surrounding area is richly blessed with a wide array of cultural events that keep life in the valley interesting and satisfying. A year-round live theatre, Carnegie Hall (one of four in the USA), fine dining, art galleries, and boutiques make up the thriving downtown historic district in Lewisburg.

Lewisburg is also the county seat of Greenbrier County and 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, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining, and agriculture.

Lewisburg has been named Coolest Small Town in America and is just a 45-minute drive to complete shopping, churches, schools, medical-dental facilities, fine dining, and a modern hospital. The world-renowned 4-Star Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is a 50-minute drive. Several other area golf courses are available in the area. Rock climbing, ziplining, horseback riding, and the 100 + mile long Hatfield-McCoy ATV trail makes for a very active recreation area.

The Greenbrier County Airport, which has WV’s longest runway, is located just 45 minutes away and has daily flights to Chicago O’Hare and Dulles. Snowshoe Ski Resort is about 2 hours’ drive. Roanoke is 90 minutes, DC is 5 hours and Charlotte is 3 hours away.

Low taxes, clean water, clean air, and friendly people contribute to the areas exceptional quality of life.

Numerous and various species of migratory songbirds, bluebirds and finches are found on the property.

THE NEW RIVER AND BLUESTONE LAKE

Just 30 minutes or less to Sandstone Falls, Bluestone Lake, Bluestone State Park and Pipestem Resort, the surrounding area offers unlimited soft recreational activities including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching and rock climbing. Snow skiing at the Winterplace Resort is less than an hour away. In 20 minutes you can catch the Amtrak train in Hinton and ride to the Greenbrier Resort, Chicago or New York City. The Beckley Airport is just 45 minutes away. The new 10,000-acre Boy Scout high adventure camp is an hour’s drive and the 14,000-acre Wildlife Management Area is just across the river at Bull Falls.

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. Small-mouth bass, large-mouth bass, crappie, catfish, sunfish, hybrid striped bass, and muskie are all common species of fish found in the New River and Bluestone Lake.

Bluestone Lake is over 2000 acres at the 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.

GREENBRIER RIVER AND RIVER TRAIL

Hungards Creek Forest is a 10-minute drive to the lazy Greenbrier River. 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 smallmouth 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.

The property is a 45-minute ride to the Greenbrier River Trial and is operated by the West Virginia State Parks. The trail is a 77-mile long former railroad, now used for hiking, bicycling, ski-touring, horseback-riding, and wheel-chair use. The trail passes through numerous small towns and traverses 35 bridges and 2 tunnels as it winds its way along the valley. Most of the trail is adjacent to the free-flowing Greenbrier River and is surrounded by peaks of the Allegheny Mountains.

REGIONAL INFORMATION