- 890 Sky Meadows Lane, Union, WV 24983
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Shadowed by Peters Mountain along the famed Allegheny Front is a breathtaking old farm property on 58 secluded acres. A productive meadow and picturesque woodland anchors the property that borders forestland and local family farms. A charming 750 s.f. log cabin with modern amenities built in 2006 sits in the 12 acre meadow with a small stocked pond and floating dock. The original homestead includes a circa 1860’s farm house and log barn which are positioned on the property with easy access. Productive pasture fills the heart of the property and park-like woodland extends to the northeast. An abundance of wildlife, rolling meadow and inspiring natural features create an idyllic setting.
The charming village of Union, which is the Monroe County seat, is just a 20 minute drive. Banking, healthcare facilities, drugstore, grocery shopping and great restaurants are readily available. Some of the friendliest people in West Virginia can be found in Monroe County. Monroe County has a population of about 13,000 residents and does not have a stoplight and has more cattle and sheep than people.
The Greenbrier County Airport, which has WV’s longest runway, is located just an hour away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington, DC. The world famous Greenbrier Resort is about 60 minutes minutes’ drive and Snowshoe Ski Resort is about 2 1/2 hours’ drive.
Sky Meadows Farm is located in Zenith, Monroe County, West Virginia, just minutes southeast of the historic village of Union (county seat). The communities of Gap Mills, Peterstown, Waiteville and Sweet Springs are close by.
Google Coordinates are:
Latitude N 37.29464
Longitude W -080.31306
Elevation is 2564′
Sky Meadows Farm contains approximately 58 beautiful acres, 13 in meadow and 45 in woodland. The meadow has been maintained over the years and is suitable for hay production and grazing.
There is a small spring fed pond on the western portion of the property.
WILDLIFE AND FOREST RESOURCES
Sky Meadows Farm woodlands consist of a combination of mature mixed hardwoods, early successional pole stage and, old field seres. Some of the species found on the property are Black Walnut, White Oak, Tulip Poplar, Hickory, White Pine, Red Oak, Sugar Maple, Sycamore and Mountain Ash. No forest pests such as Gypsy Moth or Emerald Ash Borer have been found on the property.
Some areas of the farm that were once cleared for pasture have been abandoned for agricultural use and are evolving into a well-stocked hardwood forest that will be ready for harvest in the next 20-25 years.
The farm is home to a wide array of wildlife which includes a variety of song birds, owls, hawks, woodpeckers, ravens and wild turkeys. The property is located within sight of the Hanging Rock Observatory (http://www.hangingrocktower.org/) where birders” spend countless hours watching the fall and spring migrations of Raptors and song-birds. White tailed deer, bear, raccoon, opossums, rabbits, chipmunks, coyotes and bobcats may be found on a stroll across the boundary. The area is known for its abundant and quality white-tailed deer population and adjacent lands manage for a productive seasonal harvest of this large game species.
The Marcellus Shale underlies the property at a depth of 5000′+. The east coast Marcellus Shale Region is thought to contain enough natural gas to power the United States for over 100 years.
There are no known coal reserves underlying the property.
All mineral rights the sellers may own will transfer to the purchaser at closing. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to have an attorney do a title search prior to purchasing.
TAXES AND DEED INFORMATION
The property is in the Sweet Springs district (6) on Tax Map 46, parcel 2 consisting of 58.04 acres.
Taxes for 2016 are assessed as Class II property in the amount of $1,014.96 for the full year. Tax information may be found online at www.MonroeCountyWV.net
The deed is recorded in the Monroe County Courthouse, Union, WV.
There is currently no county zoning in this area of Monroe County. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to contact the Monroe County Health Department for answers regarding installation of septic systems and water wells. Further information on county zoning may be answered by contacting the county commissioners at www.MonroeCountyWV.net
There is electric and phone service on the property. Public water, sewer or cable is not available at this time.
Water is provided by drilled well. Sewer is provided by a recently installed county approved septic system.
Satellite providers such as HughesNet provide high speed internet service. Television reception may be provided by either DirectTV or DishNetwork.
Cell phone coverage is considered to be good on the property. UPS and FedX service this area also.
ACCESS AND BOUNDARIES
Access to the property is good and is served by a gated gravel road. The property is .7 miles from Zenith Road, a state maintained county road.
The property is being sold by the boundary, not by the acre. The owner does not know of any encroachments or disputes regarding the property lines.
STATE FAIR OF WV: The Declaration of Independence was only 78 years old when the first recorded fair was conducted in Greenbrier Valley, Virginia. In 1854, the Greenbrier Agricultural Society began organizing and conducting an annual fair where agricultural accomplishments could be displayed. This popular event attracted entries of livestock, produce and household items from farms throughout the area. The fair is alive and well today and is just 30 minutes from The Pickaway Farm. www.StateFairofWV.org
STATE PARKS, HIKING AND CAMPING 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. www.WVStateParks.com
THE GREENBRIER CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT The Greenbrier is excited to host the PGA TOUR’s newest event from Monday, July 2nd to Sunday, July 8th as part of the FedExCup Series – giving players and fans alike the opportunity to experience professional golf against the backdrop of this American treasure. www.GreenbrierClassic.com
From Union: Rt. 219 South to the town of Union for 22 miles Continue straight on Willow Bend Road for 5.3 miles Take a left on Zenith Road for 4 miles Take a right at a church camp on Sky Meadows Lane. Continue .7 miles Property is on the right and left in an open meadow.