Excellent recreational and residential property in Greenbrier County

Agent Contact:
Richard Grist, 304.645.7674


Birchfield “A” offers an outstanding residential building envelope within a mature mountain forest. This property is located in the small farming community of Farmdale, which is well known in Greenbrier County for its sweeping vistas, rolling pastures and easy going lifestyle. This area has more cattle than people per square mile and the night sky is filled with stars and not light pollution.

The land is suitable for residential building with a level cabin/home site and large garden spot. A well and septic are in place as well as power and phone hookup. There is a small outbuilding suitable for storage. There is also an abundant deer and turkey population.

Birchfield “A” is an easy 5 minutes drive on paved roads through farming country to Interstate 64 at the Dawson interchange. Beckley and Lewisburg offer shopping, schools, theatres, modern medical facilities and airports within a 25-30 minutes drive.

Within an 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.

Elevations on the property run from 2602’ to 2783’. The property’s coordinates are

LAT 037.89559N LON 080.72316W


There is about an acre of open land with the balance in forest. There are some nice trails in place to enjoy a quiet walk on.

Beechnuts, Hickory nuts, sweet White Oak and Red Oak Acorns provide a sustainable food source for the squirrels, chipmunks, whitetail deer and wild turkey that live in abundance in the forest. The intermittent stream provides a water source for the wildlife.

Many species of songbirds and woodpeckers that thrive in the special habitat that large older trees provide make their home in this special forest environ. It is exciting to see and hear the large and very vocal Pileated Woodpecker, with its bright red crest dressed in a black and white tuxedo, sweep through the tall canopy in search of a morning snack.

A professional forester has looked after the management of the forest and in 2011 a light thinning was conducted on a portion of the lower section leaving the flats and ridge top areas intact. The timber trails were laid out in advance of the harvest and now serve as hiking trails.


The mineral rights including all coal, oil and natural gas are thought by the owner to convey. Prospective buyers may want to have a mineral title search performed by an attorney prior to closing.


Greenbrier County has no zoning in this area. However, a county Subdivision Ordinance is in place and any plans for subdivision of the property would need to be presented to the Greenbrier County Commission for review.

Permits for drilling a water well or installing a septic system need to be obtained from the Greenbrier County Health Department.


There is electric and telephone service on the property. Cell phone coverage is considered to be good. High Speed Internet connection is possible through HuhesNet Satellite or wireless mobile broadband air card Television reception is possible through DISH or DirecTV satellite.

There is a drilled water well on site but no information is available about the depth of the well or its output.

An in- ground drip type septic system is in place but no information is available regarding its working condition.


The perimeter of the parent 32 acre tract has been surveyed and the dividing line between the 12 acre and 20 acre parcel will be surveyed prior to closing. The final acreage of the two parcels could contain more or less than stated but the final sales price will be based on the actual amount of acreage surveyed for each tract.

The property fronts on paved WV County Route 26/2 (Lon Martin Road). Snow and ice removal is provided by the WV DOH. School buses travel this road when school is in session. Garbage pickup, newspaper, postal and overnight courier service is available.


Deed Book 262
Page 83
Tax Map 80
Parcel 9
Meadow Bluff District