Prime acreage on the most scenic section of the Greenbrier River

Agent Contact:
Richard Grist, 304.645.7674


For the water and recreational enthusiast, the 2 acre Greenbrier River Lot is an outstanding property fronting the river for nearly 400’. This excellent building lot is located along the most scenic section of the river and lies between two series of spectacular rapids. There are long views both up and downstream of the river and surrounding mountains. About a mile downstream, the river disappears around the Great Big Bend. The section of river from Talcott to the Big Bend is also a favorite fishing area from both bank and boat.

Situated in Summers County near Talcott, the property is centrally located to abundant recreational facilities with shopping, hospital, dining and all city perks nearby. Talcott is well known for being home of the John Henry Legend which is based on and the early days of railroad construction through the nearby Great Bend Tunnel. Legend has it that John Henry drove more feet of blasting holes with a 9 pound sledge hammer and drill steel than the modern steam drill. At the conclusion of the contest, John Henry died on the spot with the hammer in his hand.


At 162 miles long, the Greenbrier is the longest untamed (unblocked) 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.[9]

It has always been a valuable water route, with the majority of the important cities in the watershed being established riverports. 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 Greenbrier River winds its way downstream 14 miles to its confluence at Hinton with the New River, 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.


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. Snowshoe Ski Resort is 90 minute drive through some of the most scenic country on the East Coast. The new 10,600 acre Boy Scout High Adventure Camp and home to the US and World Jamboree is an hour’s drive.

The world renowned 4-Star Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is just 45minutes 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 historic town of Hinton is the county seat of Summers county and an easy 15 minute drive. Medical facilities, hospital, grocery, dining, pharmacy, hardware and department stores are available. The Beckley Airport is a 45 minute drive and Greenbrier Valley airport is a one hour drive.

A mile away in Talcott, there is a store, post office and fire department.

The Greenbrier County Airport, which has WV’s longest runway, is located just 40 minutes away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC. The world famous Greenbrier Resort is 45 minutes drive and Snowshoe Ski Resort is a 2.5 hour drive. Roanoke is 2 hours, DC is 5 hours and Charlotte is 3.5 hours away.


Summers County, Talcott District, Tax Map 21, parcel 26.14
Property Taxes for 2012- 317.77
Deed recorded in Deed Book 239, page 232
Survey Plat on file in Summers County Courthouse

Please call our office today for a guided tour of this fantastic river property.