11:02 AM - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018

Agent Contact:
Randy S. "Riverbend" Burdette, 304.667.2897


ONSITE and Under the big tent, dress for the weather and make plans to join us!

Lead Auctioneer and Realtor Randy S. ”Riverbend” Burdette of Foxfire Realty along with Barbara Blake and Blake Auction Co. are pleased to be selected to conduct this outstanding onsite living estate auction for Richard “Dick” and Mildred Meador. This auction is packed with contents from an unpicked 2 story home, plus 2 outbuildings! Many great items will be discovered as we prepare for this amazing auction event!

Mr. and Mrs. Meador have been avid collectors, dug for bottles back in the day, and worked compiling historical information for Summers County. Mr. Meador also served as Commissioner of Summers County, long time educator and small businesses owner.

Inspection: 2 hours prior to auction. Bring your lawn chair

Real Estate (Selling at 12 noon on sale day) – Large 2 story brick colonial style home on 14.9 acres located right in the village of Jumping Branch, WV. The property is located just right off State Route 3 on Robin Roost Road to Old Turnpike Road on the right. The home has some updates and lots of charm including some interior walls paneled with vintage planed chestnut. The upstairs of the home has not been finished out. The home features 5 possible bedrooms, full bath, large kitchen, dining room, living room and front parlor. Total sq. ft. of approx. 2500 . The home conveys with approx. 14.9 acres and includes a large open meadow berry/crop field. Around the home you will find mature landscaping including some huge boxwoods. The farm has 2 separate outbuilding sheds. This property can be researched in the records of the Summers County Clerk’s office in Deed Book 93, page 514, Jumping Branch tax district 5, Map 9, parcel 137 – 2018 property taxes $340.31 The property is being sold by the boundary, not by the acre. For information concerning the real estate contact Randy, call or text 304.667.2897

  • Country charm home
  • 2 mins to elementary school
  • Store and Post Office 5 min drive
  • Easy drive to Beckley and Hinton
  • Fireplace insert stove
  • Vintage chestnut
  • Wood stove in the dining room
  • Walnut trees
  • Fenced garden area
  • Outbuildings

10% BUYER’S PREMIUM IS IN EFFECT FOR THIS AUCTION EVENT. More terms to be posted soon.  Visit for additional auction terms.


Google Coordinates: 37.650059°(N), -80.976512°(W)
Address: Jumping Branch, WV 25969
Elevation Range: 2319 ft. to 2354 ft. +/-


There is an intermittent tributary stream of Jumping Branch that flows through the property for about 450 feet that would be active during periods of rainfall and snow melt. A 3/10 – acre tract had been acquired quite some time ago to become part of the property for use as a fish pond. That location can be considered for reconditioning to that enjoyable use.


A title search for actual mineral ownership rights is recommend. All rights the owner has will convey with the property.


Tree lines evidence boundaries along the field and yard edges in some places. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


The property is accessed by the Old Turnpike Road off Robin Roost Road RT 3/3.


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.


This property has been used as forestland, fields, areas of cultivation, and the home grounds. A breakdown is as follows as determined from aerial photography:

Pasture: 4 acres +/-
Home and Yard: 1.2 acres +/-
Cultivation Area: 3/10 acre
Former Field now young brushy growth: 1.5 acres +/-
Forestland: 4.75 acres +/-
Wooded field edge, farm building area, and former fish pond area: 3.15 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 Information: DB 93 Pg. 514
Summers County, West Virginia

Acreage: 14.9 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:

Summers County (45), West Virginia
Jumping Branch District (5)

Tax Map 9 Parcel 137; Class 2; 2018 Real Estate Taxes $355.12
Tax Map 9 Parcel 138; Class 3; 2018 Real Estate Taxes $7.34

2018 Real Estate Taxes: $362.46


Summers County School District
Public Elementary School:
Jumping Branch Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Summers County Middle School

Public High School:
Summers County High School


Meador Berry Farm and Jumping Branch are 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-minute drive. Hinton has amenities including churches, elementary-middle- high school, grocery stores, hardware/farm supply store, building supply, motels, banks, Dollar General, gas/convenience stores, hospital, dentists, medical clinic and restaurants.

The largest and most popular 4th of July day parade in the state is hosted by nearby Alderson.

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 area’s exceptional quality of life.

Numerous and various species of migratory songbirds, blue birds and finches are found on the property. Their songs are easily heard as there is not much in the way of extraneous noises in the area. This lack of outside noise creates a very tranquil setting and is a rare find in today’s industrialized world operating at breakneck speed.


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.

The Greenbrier River Trial 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.


Just 20 minutes 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 15 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 30 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 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.


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