THE HISTORIC McCLUNG FARM Since 1875
Since 1875, the 1,458-acre Historic McClung Farm has been considered one of the finest in Greenbrier County. This exceptional working cattle farm, just minutes to Lewisburg, has deep, sweet soils that produce excellent cool season grasses and row crops.
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Since 1875, the 1,458-acre McClung Farm has been considered one of the finest of Greenbrier County’s historic farms. This exceptional working cattle farm, just minutes to Lewisburg, has deep, sweet soils that produce excellent cool season grasses and row crops.
Primary economic outputs include livestock production; however, wildlife and recreational values are also a major economic considerations for the farm. Environmental values are extensive and provide many essential ecosystem services, such as clean water, wildlife, and recreation opportunities.
Scenic, cultural, and historic values of The Historic McClung Farm provide not only economic benefits, but also quality of life values.
- Founded in 1875
- One of Greenbrier County’s most beautiful and well-known working cattle farms
- 1,458 deeded acres with 455 acres of pasture and 1003 acres of diversified forest
- Valuable timber ready for harvest to offset purchase and holding costs
- All mineral rights convey
- Some 3 miles of Sinking Creek, a year round blueline stream, flows through the property
- Over 4 miles of high-quality fencing in place
- Quality infrastructure includes metal buildings, machine shed, loadout facilities, scales, etc.
- Aggressive forage management increases carrying capacity and extends the grazing season
- Rich and diverse resident wildlife population
- Minutes to Lewisburg’s jet airport with flights to Chicago & Washington DC
- 3 acre stocked pond provides for fishing, wildlife viewing and offers a year round water source to water livestock and resident wildlife.
- Dynamic 1003 acre forest with some old growth trees estimated to be 200-300 years old.
- Patches of ancient forests intertwine with the farmland creating an exciting recreational property
- Farm roads and forest trails wind through the property on gentle grades providing superior access
- Wildlife program enhances habitat, increases diversity, promotes health of the resident wildlife
- A rewarding permaculture lifestyle can be easily developed
- Surrounded by large farms and timber tracts in a nice rural neighborhood
- Superior access by state maintained paved roads – FedEx, UPS and USPS delivery
- Cell phone coverage is excellent with 5G service
- Darkest of skies with little or no light pollution for star gazing and astrophotography
- Sedges, rushes, ferns, songbirds, frogs, turtles, & crawdads populate the ponds and attendant wetlands
- Located in peaceful Greenbrier County just 20 minutes to Lewisburg, the county seat
- Several ancient “Heritage” trees scattered about the forest estimated at 200-300 years old
- Timber species include, beautiful oaks, black walnut, poplar, maple and hickories
- Winged wildlife includes eagles, hawks, owls, ravens, and Neotropical songbirds
- White tail deer, black bear, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey, grouse, duck, squirrel, raccoon, fox and rabbit make up the resident wildlife population.
- Pasture grasses and the forest produce life-giving Oxygen and are a sequester of carbon dioxide
- Spectacular long-range views approaching 40 miles with numerous additional home sites
- Perfect for recreational activities including shooting sports, ATV riding, horseback riding, hiking, camping, hunting and nature viewing
- Low taxes, low population density
- Greenbrier County, the largest producer of cattle in WV, enacted a Right to Farm Ordinance ensuring farming operations will not be restricted.
- Scenic, cultural, and historic values of The Historic McClung Farm provide not only economic benefits, but also quality of life values
The Historic McClung Farm is one of the premier grass farms in the state of West Virginia. The farm has been a pasture-based farm since 1875. The 1,458 deed acres consist of over 455 +/- acres of pasture and cropland. The balance of the farm contains 1003 acres +/- acres of mature woodland and protected wetlands.
The land is divided into 3 separate rotational pastures. Sinking Creek provides water to two of the individual tracts with one pond-based watering system for the third tract. Supplying clean water to the livestock is of paramount importance when maintaining animal health and productivity.
There are over 4 miles total of high-quality perimeter-pasture boundary & cross fencing, allowing for rotational grazing throughout the season. The fencing is a combination of high tensile fence, high tensile electric fence, and woven wire. Board fencing is used in the animal containment areas.
The aggressive and ongoing forage management program is designed to increase carrying capacity and extend the grazing season. It is estimated that every day the grazing season can be extended saves $1 per head in feeding costs.
Soil tests are conducted to ensure the proper Ph balance and the need for lime, if any, as well as the need for supplemental nutrients to insure a healthy, high quality and highly productive forage. The well-maintained pastures also conserve water and filter out manure and nutrients, keeping them from entering nearby water bodies, protecting water quality, human health, and animal health.
As part of the continuing forage maintenance program, an invasive weed control program has been in place for many years. Reseeding bare spots in pasture grass keeps weeds from colonizing.
The livestock is fenced out of the farm pond.
FARM BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS
The farm currently utilizes a central cattle processing facility with scales and loading facilities. This central facility is the hub of the three pastures and can hold many cow calf pairs or yearlings for processing in any weather conditions. The facility is utilized for cattle handling, sorting, and shipping the livestock.
There are two 30’ x 50’ metal Quonset Hut buildings and a 30’ x 50’ metal machine shed.
CIRCA 1860 FARMHOUSE
Still standing is the original farmhouse built sometime around 1860. It sits in the valley overlooking Sinking Creek, midpoint of the farm. The two-story home was built using hand hewn logs and the two chimneys are made of hand cut limestone. A third chimney was built of handmade clay bricks. Circle sawn rough-cut timbers and flooring were milled (more than likely sawn onsite). Shiplap poplar was used for the siding and embossed tin was used for the roof.
160 years of natural weathering has given the old home an enchanting appearance and presence.
The most common crops are medicinal herbs and mushrooms. Other crops that can be produced include shade-loving native ornamentals, moss, fruit, nuts, other food crops, and decorative materials for crafts. These crops are often referred to as special forest products.
Here are some specific examples of crops in each category that are currently being cultivated:
- Medicinal herbs: Ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, bloodroot, passionflower, and mayapple
- Mushrooms: Shiitake and oyster mushrooms
- Native ornamentals: Rhododendrons and dogwood
- Moss: Log or sheet moss
- Fruit: Pawpaws, currants, elderberries, and lowbush blueberries
- Nuts: Black walnuts, hazelnuts, hickory nuts, and beechnuts
- Other food crops: Ramps (wild leeks), maple syrup, and honey
- Plants used for decorative purposes, dyes, and crafts: Galax, princess pine, white oak, pussy willow branches in the spring, holly, bittersweet, and bloodroot and ground pine (Lycopodium)
Sinking Creek, a blue line stream, has a presence on the property of about 3 miles. Additionally, there are 5 dashed blue line streams totaling about 2.5 miles, which should have water flow during snow melt and rain events. There is a pond that is almost 3 acres in size.
There are 5 major hollows and some 50 ephemeral streams scattered throughout the property. These large hollows and small streams are dry for a good part of the year but do have water flow during rain events and periods of snow melt.
One of the major hollows contains a cave that does maintain some water flow on a more frequent basis.
Sinking Creek gets it name from the creek disappearing and resurfacing on a regular basis along it 17-mile-long journey from its headwaters in northern Greenbrier County to its terminus at “The Sinks” about 5 miles south of the McClung farm. The waters of Sinking Creek roll along for miles on the surface and then suddenly disappear into the vast limestone cave system that underlay Greenbrier County.
After being underground for about 1,000 feet upstream, Sinking Creek suddenly erupts from a huge cave on the adjoining the farm. It then flows for 3 miles above ground through the farm and then “sinks” and forever at the “The Sinks” and disappears into the vast Piercy Mill Cave System, thought to run about 13 miles underground. The waters from all around the vast Williamsburg Valley area all mix in the huge cave system before emerging from the Piercy Cave on the other side of the mountain. The cave’s waters then empty into Muddy Creek on their way to the Greenbrier River, then the New River, then the Kanawha River, then the Ohio, then to the Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico.
WHERE AND WHAT IS “THE SINKS”?
“The Sinks”, is a wonderful spot full of ecological and geological interesting features and is located 5 miles south of the McClung Farm on land owned by the Tuckwiller family. Although it is very well known throughout Greenbrier County, very few locally have ever visited The Sinks owing to it being on private and very well hidden in its remote location. The pretty area is very quiet, sits in a protective cove against the mountain, and is about an acre in size. The ground is pockmarked with several small sink holes covered in grasses and ferns. Several ancient trees stand about in this enchanting, sheltered place and resident wildlife all come here to drink without hesitation.
Sinking Creek flows into any number of the little sink holes, depending on the level of the creek. The area is filled with fine topsoil which is deposited on a regular basis. This natural geological phenomenon has been going on, mostly unnoticed, for thousands of years.
During periods of very heavy and prolonged rains, the waters at The Sinks will start backing up until the Piercy cave system, that is now chock full of area runoff, empties enough to let Sinking Creek start flowing freely again (like a stopper in a tub). It’s really a site to behold to see the acres of water just waiting to start flowing again.
One of the major hollows contains a cave that does maintain some water flow on a more frequent basis. Year-round temperature inside the cave remains a constant 50 degrees and is a quite refreshing place to be on summer and winter days. Caves stay at the same temperature year-round because they are thermally insulated from the external substances that flow into them. The temperature of the air and liquids that flow into caves has little impact on the crust that forms the cave, which has a much larger thermal capacity than liquid or air.
The McClung Farm’s amazing cave is where one can spend hours exploring for flowstones, soda straws, stalactites, stalagmites, fossils, crawdads, bats and other cave critters. Numerous solution caves are developed within the Greenbrier Formation, with the cave on the farm being one of them.
The cave is developed in the Union Limestone sub-strata of the Greenbrier Limestone, also known locally as the “Big Lime” The formation is an extensive limestone unit deposited during the Middle Mississippian Epoch (345 – 326 million years ago), part of the Carboniferous Period. This rock stratum is present below ground in much of West Virginia and neighboring Kentucky and extends somewhat into adjacent western Maryland and southwestern Virginia. The name derives from the Greenbrier River in West Virginia.
Years of progressive wildlife management practices have created the quintessential wildlife preserve. Early on, management goals promoted overall wildlife health, facilitated the harvest of game, developed wildlife viewing areas, increased carrying capacity, and increased species diversity.
The Greenbrier River and New River are a major contributor to the local ecosystem richness and diversity for both plants and animals. The 3-acre farm pond and the surrounding aquatic plant life create a water supported community with a wide variety of wildlife. Some of the margins of the pond are fringed by wetlands, and these wetlands support the aquatic food web, provide shelter for wildlife, and stabilize the shore of the pond and banks downstream. The plant life associated with the wetland includes rushes, sedges, cattails, duckweed and algae.
There are many animals that live year round and at other times in the water and around the edges of Sinking Creek and the the pond, including beavers, otters, minks, raccoons, opossums, blue herons, Canada geese, wood ducks, mallards, minnows, native fish, turtles, salamanders, newts, crayfish, muskrats, bull frogs, eagles, hawks and redwing blackbirds.
There is the insect and microscopic world including butterflies, dragonflies, pond skaters, water beetles, damselflies, tadpoles and various insect larvae.
The diverse tree species, coupled with the abundant water supply from the 4 stock pons and creeks, creates the perfect wildlife habitat. The miles of “edge effect” created between farm fields, creeks, hollows, ridges, and rock outcrops benefits all the resident wildlife. Bald eagles, white tail deer, black bear, wild turkey, squirrel, rabbit, bobcat, raccoon, fox and many species of songbirds, owls and raptors make up the resident wildlife population.
The hardwood forest provides the essential nutrient source and produces tons of hard mast including acorns, hickory nuts, beech nuts and black walnuts. Soft mast includes stag horn sumac, black cherry, tulip poplar seeds, maple seeds, autumn olive berries and blackberries.
THE DYNAMIC WETLAND
In earlier times, before the environmental and societal value of wetlands was discovered, the McClung Farm’s dynamic wetland was commonly called a “swamp”. This enchanting area is biologically rich and wildlife diverse, being akin to the world’s largest swamps found in the Florida Everglades and the Amazon River Basin. This small, but mighty wetland works to provide “ecosystem services”—non-monetary benefits like clean water, clean air, carbon sequestration, hunting, and yes—recreation for everyone young and old.
The wetlands are the best of both worlds. A visit begins with hiking to the upper side of the pond and watch for deer, squirrels, raccoon, and turkey while exploring for butterflies, turtles, frogs, crawdads, songbirds, salamanders, newts, and a host of other aquatic invertebrates, migratory birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
Wetlands are a very productive part of our environment; more productive of vegetation, in fact, than some agricultural soils. This vegetation serves important purposes. It shelters and feeds many wildlife species that cannot survive elsewhere. Almost 35 percent of all rare and endangered species depend, in some way, on wetlands. More common wetland species provide enjoyment to many by serving educational, research and recreational needs. Waterfowl and many furbearers such as beaver, mink and muskrat provide both consumptive and no consumptive recreation and are dependent on wetlands. Many fringe wetlands provide the food that young fish need to survive. By slowing the flow of water, wetlands help keep banks from eroding and they trap and settle suspended silt before it smothers fish eggs and covers the insects and other animals that fish eat.
Wetlands add visual diversity to everyone’s lives. The walking trail that skirts and crosses the wetlands offers an opportunity to see many different plant and wildlife species seen nowhere else on the property. The wetlands habitat walk is a relaxing and rewarding experience.
The McClung Farm is a wonderful producer of Oxygen and Carbon Sequester. Carbon Sequestration is the act of processing carbon dioxide through sinks and stores and releasing them into the atmosphere as oxygen. The vigorously growing forest and pasture grasses are sequestering tens of thousand tons of Carbon Dioxide each per year and producing like tonnage of life sustaining Oxygen.
SELF-SUSTAINING LIFE OFF THE GRID
Just like 200 years ago, when the first mountaineers settled the area, the property would be self-sustaining in times of necessity – even without electricity.
- Fresh water for drinking and cooking would come from springs and drilled water wells (hand drawing water from the wells using a cylinder well bucket).
- The pond and forest would provide fresh food (fish, deer, and turkey).
- The agricultural land’s flat to rolling topography would be used to raise livestock of all kinds (chickens, pigs, cows, sheep, goats, rabbits etc.) and could be farm with horse drawn equipment. The land would support vegetable gardens, berry patches, fruit orchards, and row crops of corn, oats and barley.
- Beehives would provide honey and beeswax for candles.
- The forest would provide firewood for heating and cooking, lumber for building, basket splints, maple syrup and pounds of nuts (walnuts, beechnuts and hickory nuts).
ARCHEOLOGY AND GEOLOGY
The McClung Farm is nestled between the folded Ridge and Valley Province to the east and the younger Allegheny Plateau to the west. The Greenbrier River flows 162 miles southwest through the valley and empties into the world’s third oldest river, the New River.
The rich farmland is made fertile by the Greenbrier Limestones, known locally as the “Big Lime”. These limestones were formed from shallow seas some 350 million years ago during the Mississippian geological period. The quarrying of limestone for dimension stone, fill-rock, construction aggregate, riprap, sand, and agricultural lime is an important industry in the area.
Just 5 miles south of the farm you can take a trip through time riding on I-64 from Dawson to the WV/VA boundary showcasing outcrops from the younger Mississippian formations to the older Devonian mountains.
The rich coal fields lying a few miles to the northwest were formed about 300 million years ago during the Pennsylvanian and Permian periods when the West Virginia area was south of the equator and moving north. Coal, a combustible sedimentary rock, formed when the area was covered with huge, tropical, swampy forests where plants – giant ferns, reeds and mosses – grew. When the plants died they piled up in swamps. Over time, heat and pressure transformed the buried materials into peat and into various forms of coal. These prehistoric coalfields continue to provide energy and industry to residents of West Virginia, the nation, and the world.
The area exhibits a karst topography due to the underlying Greenbrier Limestone. Karst is characterized by numerous caves, sinkholes, fissures, and underground streams. This interesting topography forms in regions of plentiful rainfall where bedrock consists of carbonate-rich rock, such as limestone, gypsum, or dolomite, that is easily dissolved. Mildly acidic rainwater slowly dissolves the soft limestone over millions of years creating geological fascinations like Lost World Caverns and Organ Cave, carved from the Greenbrier Limestone.
The farm has many interesting “riches from the earth” in the form of limestone, agates, fossils, geodes, and curious rock outcrops.
The Droop Sandstone, a very hard, quartz-rich rock originally deposited as sand beaches along an ancient shoreline, is especially prominent in the area. Numerous sheer rock cliff formations are created by the erosion-resistant Droop Sandstone. Locally, the Muddy Creek Mountain quarry produces decorative sandstone from the Droop that is known worldwide for its beauty and durability.
The area is well known for the healing waters of the numerous “Sulphur Springs”. During the 1800’s and early 1900’s, several “Sulphur Springs Resorts” flourished in the area. Most notably and still in existence are White Sulphur Springs, Warm Springs and, Hot Springs. Others included, Sweet Springs, Blue Sulphur Springs, Red Sulphur Springs, Green Sulphur Springs, Salt Sulphur Springs, Pence Springs and, Sweet Chalybeate Springs.
RECREATION AT THE MCCLUNG FARM
The Historic McClung Farm offers unparalleled recreational opportunities. Numerous soft recreational activities are anchored by the proximity to the Greenbrier River, New River, Bluestone Lake and Summersville Lake.
Nature viewing is first in line of recreational activities. Attentive wildlife management has been geared not to just game animals. Equal consideration has been extended to increasing the numbers and diversity of species including neo-tropical songbirds, butterflies, turtles, frogs, rabbits, chipmunks, dragonflies, owls and hawks.
Complete or near darkness can be still be found on most of the property, thereby affording the opportunity to view the night sky in all its brilliant wonder.
Water-sports enthusiasts will find the nearby Greenbrier River ideal for swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing.
Shooting-sports devotees find all the land and privacy needed to enjoy:
- Paintball-Airsoft-Laser Tag-Archery tag
- Shotgun sport shooting including Skeet, Trap, Double Trap and Sporting Clays
- Rifle & Handgun shooting: bullseye, silhouette, western, bench rest, long-range, fast draw
- Archery and Crossbow competition shooting
- Plain ole’ plinking: Grandpa’s old 22 single shot rifle and a few tin cans make a fun day
All Terrain Motorsports
The McClung Farm has internal roads and several forest trails that are perfect for experiencing the property from an ATV or UTV. These exciting machines handle the wide variety of the forest’s terrain.
Dirt bikes can also be a lot of fun and they come in all sizes and horsepower to fit anyone who enjoys being on two wheels.
Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding and Hiking
The gently laying land and forest trails may be used for conventional and mountain biking, hiking or horseback riding.
Hunting is a first-class experience. White tail deer, black bear, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey, grouse, duck, 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.
The abundant timber resource consisting of about 1003 acres is well positioned for current timber income as well as value appreciation over the coming decades. With an attractive species mix, adequate stocking levels, and favorable diameter class distribution, the timber amenity represents a strong component of value to the investor.
The McClung’s forest resource is composed of quality Appalachian hardwoods. This timber resource can provide a great deal of flexibility to the next ownership in terms of potential harvest revenue and could 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 at this time but is considered substantial.
The forest’s predominately well-drained upland terrain has led to a resource dominated by hardwood species. Overall, the species composition is highly desirable and favors Appalachian hardwood types, consisting primarily of Black Walnut, Sugar Maple, Poplar/Basswood, Red Oak Group, White Oak/Chestnut Oak, Soft Maple, Hickory, and a host of associated species (ash, cedar, birch, sourwood, black gum, beech).
Forest-wide, most stands are fully stocked, providing the next ownership with a great deal of flexibility in shaping their own silvicultural legacy. Stem quality forest-wide can be considered excellent.
The property’s timber component has been well managed over the years and consists of stands of differing age classes. The predominant timber stand contains 30-140-year-old stems ranging in size of 10”-40” dbh.
Diameters are well represented across the commercial spectrum with a notable mature size class, as well as abundant pole size timber and growing stock. Several “Heritage Trees” are scattered throughout the forest and old field edges. These ancient trees, some 200-300 years old, have withstood the test of time, weathering ice, wind, lightning strikes and fire.
The forest is healthy and there are no signs of pest infestations of Gypsy Moth. The Emerald Ash Borer, which has inundated the entire Northeast US, is present and the Ash component will significantly decline over the next decade. The Eastern Hemlock species is under siege by the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid and the hemlock will significantly decline over the coming decade. There have been no forest fires in recent memory.
The forest floor is home to several types of mushrooms, medicinal plants, wild ginseng, ferns and cool green mosses.
There are several fruit trees scattered about, some of which were part of the early homestead. Crops of black walnuts and hickory nuts are produced each year from the abundant black walnut and hickory trees scattered about.
Honeybees would do well here, and it would be possible to produce maple syrup from the sugar and red maple trees growing on the property.
Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America, combining the warmth of a close community with the sophistication of more urban locations. The thriving downtown historic district offers year-round live productions presented at the State Professional Theatre of WV, Carnegie Hall, distinctive dining venues, antique shops, award-winning galleries/boutiques, a year-round farmer’s markets.
Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities, along with the many big box stores.
The county and city host several fairs & festivals throughout the year including The WV State Fair, a professional 4-weekend Renaissance Festival, Chocolate Festival, Taste of our Town Festival (TOOT), antique car shows, Jeep Rally, Airstream Rally, WV Barn Hunt Competition, PGA Tour @ The Greenbrier Resort, and numerous fun parades.
Lewisburg is the home to the Greenbrier Country Public Library, a fantastic, ultra-modern public library that is open 7 days a week. The library’s services include: Reading Areas, References, Notary Public, Local History Room, Tax Forms, Fax Service, Photo Copies, Digital Printing, Inter Library Loans, Internet/Computer Access, Audio Books, eBooks, Story Hour, Video & DVD’s, Paperback Book Exchange, Literacy Tutoring, Databases, Computer Classes, Book Discussions, Children’s Programming and an Online Catalogue.
Lewisburg is also home to the modern Robert. C Byrd Medical Clinic (300 employees), 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, medical, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining and agriculture.
The world-renowned Greenbrier Resort, with 800 rooms and 1600 employees, is located in the sleepy little town of White Sulphur Springs. The 4-Star resort has a subterranean casino and is at times the home to the NFL Summer Practice Event, Tennis Exhibitions (Venus Williams, John McEnroe etc.). Several other area golf courses are available in the area – including Oakhurst Links, America’s first golf course, where guests play using old style hickory-handled clubs and ground-burrowing golf balls.
A picturesque train ride from White Sulphur Springs connects the area to DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, and many other locations. By car, DC is 4 hours away and Charlotte is only 4.
Within a two-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 12,000-acre Boy Scout High Adventure Camp and home to the US and World Jamboree is an hour’s drive.
Google Coordinates: 37.928365°(N), -80.526880°(W)
Address: 4118 Shoestring Trail, Crawley, WV 24931
Elevation Range: 2107 ft. to 2625 ft. +/-
- 10 minutes to I-64
- 20 minutes to Lewisburg
- 25 minutes to Greenbrier Valley Airport, Lewisburg, WV
- 30 minutes to The Greenbrier Resort and White Sulphur Springs
- 50 minutes to Beckley
- 2 hours to Roanoke, VA
- 25 minutes to Greenbrier State Forest, Harts Run, WV
- 50 minutes to Beartown State Park
- 55 minutes to Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park
- 70 minutes to Watoga State Park
- 30 minutes to New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, Sandstone
- 55 minutes to Bluestone Lake, Hinton
- 70 minutes to New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville
- 1 hour 15 minutes to Summersville Lake, Summersville
- 60 minutes to Lake Moomaw, Virginia
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 property was surveyed in May 2022, and a plat was prepared from that survey. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
Water: Water well could be drilled
Sewer: conventional septic could be installed
Internet: Satellite or Cellular hotspot
Cellphone Coverage: Excellent with 5G
A portion of the property’s southwestern boundary fronts on Sinking Creek Road /Shoestring Trail Rt. 9 for about 4/10 mile. The main farm road connects to Rt. 9 within that frontage. A portion of the property’s eastern boundary fronts on unimproved Brushy Ridge Road Rt. 12/1 for about 8/10 mile.
Greenbrier County is subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Commission and the Health Department for details regarding zoning, building codes and installation of septic systems.
Information can be found at the county website: http://greenbriercounty.net/ordinances.
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
The property is comprised of about 455 acres in pasture fields and farm grounds, which are mostly contiguous, and it contains about 1003 acres in forestland.
(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 591 Pg. 232
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Acreage: 1458 acres +/- by recent survey
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Greenbrier County (13), West Virginia
Williamsburg District (18)
Tax Map 47 Parcel 45; Class 2
2022 Real Estate Taxes: $6224.20
Greenbrier County School District
Public Elementary School:
Alderson Elementary School
Public Middle School:
Eastern Greenbrier Middle School
Public High School:
Greenbrier East High School
New River Community and Technical College (Lewisburg campus)
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Greenbrier Episcopal School (PK-8)
Greenbrier Valley Academy (2-8)
Lewisburg Baptist Academy (PK-12)
Renick Christian School (2-7)
Seneca Trail Christian Academy (PK-12)
From I-64 Alta – Alderson Exit 161: 5.1 miles +/- (approximately 10 minutes)
At the end of the exit ramps, turn onto Rt. 12 North away from Alderson and toward US 60; travel 4/10 mile; turn right onto US 60 East; travel 1/10 mile; turn left onto Sinking Creek Road Rt. 60/10; travel 2.6 miles; at Sinking Creek Baptist Church, continue straight as the road becomes Shoestring Trail; travel 2 miles; as the road curves to the left, the farm road is on the right just before the property’s large pond.
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