ELK KNOB FOREST

Stunning 156-acre mountain property located on Keeney Mountain in Summers County, WV


Price :
$178,000  
ID :
479  


Elk Knob Forest is a stunning 156+/- acre mountain property with 15+/- acres of meadow and cropland and 141+/- acres of mature and evolving temperate hardwood forest.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ancient year round mountain spring provides year round clear & cold drinking water.
  • 156+/- acres of forest and fields combine to create a recreational and farming property.
  • Everything in place to create a permaculture and experience its rewarding lifestyle.
  • Converted school bus serves as a wildlife observation shelter or hunting camp.
  • Seasonal branches provide abundant water during rain events and snow melt.
  • Miles of interior trails for ATVing, horseback riding, and hiking.
  • Surrounded by timber tracts and cattle farms in a nice rural neighborhood.
  • Access by paved state maintained road and farm road on school bus route.
  • Excellent timber value benefiting from a timber management program.
  • Boone and Crocket country with exceptional resident wildlife populations.
  • Dark skies with little or no light pollution for star and planet gazing.
  • High elevation over 3200’ offers 30 mile long range views of the distant mountains and valley below.
  • Located in popular Summers County 20 minutes to the New River & Hinton.
  • Some very ancient trees scattered about the old boundaries.
  • Piles of field stone about the old field edges gathered by early mountaineers.
  • Excellent timber value to be found with beautiful oaks, walnuts, poplars, maples and hickories.
  • All mineral rights the seller owns will convey.
  • Electricity and phone available, great cell phone coverage.
  • Wildlife is abundant with several fur bearing species represented.
  • Winged wildlife includes eagles, hawks, owls, ravens, and Neotropical songbirds.
  • Diverse topography of forest, field, meadows and the spring create an interesting setting.
  • Elevations run from 2700’ to 3298’.

DESCRIPTION

Located on Keeney Mountain at 3298’ in elevation, the property captures the stunning long views of distant mountains and the valleys below. On a bright blue mountain morning, Peters Mountain in Virginia can be seen nearly 40 miles away.

A nice hiking trail winds through the meadows and through the forest. Early morning or late evening is the perfect time to enjoy a stroll along the trail and let the birds keep you company with their songs. Late summer evenings bring the night sounds of crickets, bullfrogs, cicadas, owls and doves, all within the flashing backdrop of countless lightning bugs.

The cool temperate climate and loamy soils are conducive for the production of grapes, apples and peaches. The pastures may be used for grazing horses, goats, sheep, cattle, llamas and donkeys and all do well on the native bluegrass that grows so well in the region. Pigs would do well here too and love munching on acorns, hickory nuts and crab-apples from the native trees in the fall of the year.

Beekeeping is also a very popular pastime in the area and Elk Knob Farm would be well suited for the production of honey with some well-placed hives.

A portion of the property is also suited for the production of row crops and vegetables. Several nice garden spots are available. Pumpkins will do well here too.

The trees scattered about the property are very beautiful with some old growth Walnuts and Oaks that started growing in the 1800’s. The song birds, deer, rabbits, wild turkey, and squirrels thrive here as the gentle laying land, abundant water and vegetative diversity create the perfect wildlife habitat. The night sky is filled with stars and not light pollution. Adjoining Monroe County is noted as the #1 producer of sheep and Greenbrier County is the #1 cattle producer.

For the water enthusiast the Greenbrier River, New River and 2000 acre Bluestone Lake is a 20 minute drive. The area offers unlimited soft recreational activities including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching and rock climbing. Snow skiing at the Winterplace Resort is 45 minutes away. In 20 minutes you can catch the Amtrak train in Hinton and ride to the Greenbrier Resort, Chicago, Washington, DC or New York City. The Beckley Airport and Greenbrier Valley Airports are just 45 minutes away.

LOCATION

Google Coordinates: 37.710031°(N), -80.799133°(W)
Elevation Range: 2645 ft. to 3299 ft. +/-

MINERAL RESOURCES

All rights the owner has will convey with the property.

UTILITIES

Water – Spring
Phone – Frontier available
Electric- MonPower
Summers Waste Disposal
Septic- can be installed
Cell phone coverage good
Direct TV

ACCESS/FRONTAGE

The property has about 350 feet of frontage on Judson Road WV RT 7, providing direct access to the public road system.

ZONING

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.

PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY

The property is currently devoted primarily to fields and forestland use. A breakdown, as determined from aerial photography is as follows:

Fields: 16 acres +/-
Forestland: 140 acres +/- (the balance of the property)

DEED AND TAX INFORMATION

Deed Information: A portion of the property in Deed Book 125 Page 508
Summers County, West Virginia

Acreage: 156 acres +/- (a portion of 178.06 deed acres)
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County (45), West Virginia
Greenbrier District (2)

A portion of Tax Map 2, Parcel 29; 184 A BIG CREEK

2016 Real Estate Taxes For The Whole Tax Parcel: $442.50

Directions

From the front of the Summers County Courthouse in Hinton, travel toward the back of the courthouse and enter onto WV RT 107 South, travel a short distance and turn left onto Elk Knob Road WV RT 9 (just before crossing bridge), travel a short distance to STOP sign, turn right and continue on WV RT 9 for 7.5 miles to Cross Roads; turn right onto Judson Road WV RT 7; travel WV RT 7 for 1.8 miles; aluminum farm gate at property entrance road will be on the left.

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