Excellent recreational or investment boundary located near U.S. Route 460 and I77

Agent Contact:
Bill Zimmerman, 304.667.7026 or 304.645.7674


Twelvemile Creek Forest was so named by the creek that runs through the property.   This property is a great investment opportunity with easy access from Route 460 and Interstate 77.   With the network of trails on the property, and with visibility from Interstate 77, Twelvemile Creek Forest would make an excellent location for cabins and ATV trails.  The Hatfield & McCoy Trailhead is only a few miles away and just adds to the fun that you can enjoy on this property.  Your imagination is your only limitation.  If you are a family looking for a place to build a home or for a getaway retreat, this property would be an excellent choice.  With tourism being a large focus in Mercer County, this property is attractive to investors.


To the investor, the Twelvemile Creek Forest is a boundary that is ready for timber harvesting. With a mix of Appalachian Hardwoods and accessibility already in place with a road that goes to the summit of the mountain, this forest boundary would be excellent for select-cut timber harvesting.  A select-cut harvest of timber with dimensions of 18″ to 30″ and larger would allow the forest to be opened and the smaller timber to grow for future harvesting.  The total value of timber on this property has not yet been determined, but with favorable diameter-based extraction, the timber amenity represents a strong component of the value to the investor.


To the nature enthusiast, Twelvemile Creek Forest is a forest teeming with wildlife.  Deer, bear, turkeys, coyotes, and smaller animals, such as squirrels, rabbits, opossums, raccoons, and an abundance of birds of all kinds, allow the hunter or the nature enthusiast to have a place with an abundance of wildlife to either hunt or view.  With trails and roads networking the property, accessibility is excellent, and whether by walking or by all-terrain vehicle, this is a must-see property for those who love the outdoors.


Google Coordinates: 37.325276°(N), -81.073317°(W)
Address: Mt. Horeb Road, Princeton, WV 24740. A 911 address is not assigned to a property without structures.
Elevation Range: 2252 ft. to 2878 ft. +/-


Twelvemile Creek, a blueline stream that should have water flow nearly year-round, runs through the property for about 1000 feet.  An intermittent stream supporting Twelvemile Creek lies inside the property for almost half a mile.  The intermittent stream should flow during rain events and snow melt.


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.


The property has been surveyed not too long ago, and the metes and bounds description from that survey was used in the 2005 property deed to the current owner.   The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


Water: Well would need to be drilled
Sewer: Septic would need to be installed
Electricity: Available on property
Telephone: Available on property
Internet: Available through phone company, HughesNet, DishNetwork, or DirectTV
Cellphone Coverage: Good


The property has frontage on both Mt. Horeb Road and Combs Run Road, both being county roads, providing access to the public road system.  A road to the cell tower site runs inside the property for nearly a mile, providing access deep inside the property.


The county is subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Commission and also the Health Department for details regarding zoning, building codes and installation of septic systems.


This property is nearly all forestland.  The is a very small open space and a cell tower site.

(This 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 881 Pg. 209
Mercer County, West Virginia
Acreage: 286.22 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:

Merecer County (28), West Virginia
Beaver Pond District (2)

Tax Map 15 Parcel 44; 286 ACS INGLESIDE; Class 3; 2018 Real Estate Taxes: $846.44

2018 Total Real Estate Taxes: $846.44


Mercer County School District

Princeton Elementary School
Princeton Middle School
Princeton High School



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