SHIFLET FARM – 133 +/- ACRES
At 133+/- acres, one of the area’s nicest farms built upon rich soils and abundant water
Richard Grist, 304.646.8837 or 304.645.7674
- At 133+/- acres, one of the area’s nicest farms built upon rich soils and abundant water
- Perimeter is fenced and is cross fenced
- ½ mile of paved private drive winding through the farm
- Flat to rolling land presently in hay and pasture or convert to row crops and organics
- Black Angus cattle operation in place
- A proven natural spring flows through a large cave with ancient stalactites and stalagmites.
- Cave entrance is on the property and is fun for exploring and stays at 50 degrees year round inside
- Streamside area surrounding Byrnside Branch is a rich wetlands habitat for plants and wildlife
- Intermittent streams flows for nearly ½ mile on the property
- 2 stocked ponds with bass, bluegill and catfish
- Round concrete watering troughs for livestock strategically located on the farm
- Large barn, 3 grain silos, shop building, Quonset hut, storage buildings, machine shed and root celler
- Nice brick home dating back to the 1800’s is occupied by the owner
- Newer 2 story – 3 bedroom home with 2 covered porches is currently rented
- Separate apartment above cinderblock garage building
- Elevation Range: 2020 ft. to 2154 ft.
- Located 5 minutes from Union in lightly populated Monroe County, the largest sheep producing county and second largest cattle producing county in WV
- Dark Skies for star gazing and planet observation
Google Coordinates: 37.575474°(N), -80.530980°(W)
Address: Byrnside Branch Road, Union, WV 24983
Elevation Range: 2020 ft. to 2154 feet +/-
Byrnside Branch flows through the southern portion of the farm. Since it is an intermittent stream, it flows water seasonally or during wet periods of the year. The upper portion of the farm has 2 ponds for watering livestock and supporting other farming needs.
All rights the owner has will convey with the property.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
The property is comprised of two tracts having metes and bounds descriptions of record. The boundaries are evidenced by fencing in many locations. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
Cellphone Coverage: Great
The farm is accessed by Byrnside Branch Road off of Willow Bend Road WV RT 13.
There is currently no county zoning in Monroe County. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to contact the Monroe County Health Department for answers regarding installation of septic systems and water wells. Further information on county zoning may be answered by contacting the Monroe County Commission.
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
Nearly the entire property is utilized for farm use. In addition to the home and rental house grounds, there the farm buildings, pasture, hay fields, cultivation areas, and streamside area.
DEED AND TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: Deed Book 220, Page 477
Monroe County, West Virginia
Acreage: 132.7 acres +/- (28 acres 112 poles plus 104 acres)
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Monroe County, West Virginia
Union District (7)
Tax Map 16 Parcel 21; JOHNSON LD. E. ST. SEC. RT 13 28.7 AC; Class 2; 2017 Real Estate Taxes $118.33
Tax Map 16 Parcel 22; RENTED HOUSE ONLY; Class 3; 2017 Real Estate Taxes $332.62
Tax Map 16 Parcel 22; JOHNSON LD. E. ST. SEC. RT 13 104 AC; Class 2; 2017 Real Estate Taxes $784.10
2017 Real Estate Taxes: $1,235.05
Monroe County School District:
Mountain View Elementary and Middle School
James Monroe High School
The charming village of Union, which is the Monroe County seat, is less than a 20 minute drive. Banking, healthcare facilities, drugstore, grocery shopping and a great family restaurant are readily available. Some of the friendliest people in West Virginia can be found in Monroe County. Monroe County has a population of about 13,000 residents and does not have a stoplight and has more cattle and sheep than people. There are no fast food restaurants but there are local restaurants in the area that are well known for their good food and friendly atmosphere.
Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in American in 2011 and is just a 45 minute drive to the thriving downtown historic district. The downtown boasts a year round live theatre, Carnegie Hall, several fabulous restaurants, antique shops and boutiques. There is also a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities along with all the big box stores.
The Greenbrier County Airport, which has WV’s longest runway, is located just 30 minutes away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC. The world famous Greenbrier Resort is less than an hour’s drive and Snowshoe Ski Resort is about 2 hours’ drive. Covington, Virginia is about 50 minutes away, Roanoke, Virginia, is 90 minutes, DC is 4 hours and Charlotte, North Carolina is 3 hours away.
The Greenbrier resort features an ever-expanding schedule of public events, including the Greenbrier Classic, a nationally televised PGA tournament held in early July, with the extra bonus of evening concerts with headliners like Jimmy Buffett, Brad Paisley, Aerosmith, Jon Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood and Maroon Five. In 2014, the resort recently opened a new $30 million training facility for the New Orleans Saints, and the football team’s practice sessions in late July and early August are open to the public. A 2500-seat tennis stadium to host professional matches was opened in 2015.
From the Monroe County Courthouse in Union, travel US 219 South 1/10 mile to the intersection where US 219 South turns right; continue straight with Main Street / Willow Bend Road RT 13; travel 1.3 miles; turn left onto Byrnside Branch Road; travel almost 2/10 mile; the driveway for the farm is on the left.
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