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Trappers Ridge is a scenic 37 acre recreation forest and field tract adjoining the Monongahela National Forest. The perfect wildlife retreat property on which to build a mountain cabin and enjoy the cold running stream and well stocked pond.
- 37.62 acres adjoining the Monongahela National Forest.
- Recent survey on file.
- Several building sites.
- Long views of distant mountains from the ridgetop.
- ¼ acre stocked pond for fishing and swimming with bass, grass carp & Lily pads.
- 1/3 mile long crystal clear blue-line stream with headwaters on the National Forest.
- Majestic hardwood and white pine forest.
- Forest trails suitable for ATVing, hiking and horseback riding.
- 5+/- acres of bottomland for gardening and growing your own food.
- Electricity on site.
- Interior road system offer excellent access.
- Gazebo next to the pond for picnics.
- Located in popular Greenbrier County.
- Wildlife population unparalleled – Boone and Crocket country.
- Dark Skies, little or no light pollution for star gazing and planet observation
Sellers will convey all mineral rights they own.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
The property was surveyed in 2006, and is of record in the Greenbrier County Courthouse.
The property fronts onto Whites Draft Road WV RT 15/3 for approximately 135 feet, providing direct access to the public road system. Excellent interior road system accesses most areas of 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.
Electricity: On property
Telephone: Available nearby
Internet: Available nearby
Cellphone Coverage: Good
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
The property is currently devoted to mowed fields, pond, and forestland use. A breakdown, as determined from aerial photography is as follows:
Fields: 5 acres +/-
Forestland: 32 acres +/-
Pond: 0.25 acre +/-
LOCATION, DEED and TAXES
Coordinates (NAD83): 37.890532°N, 80.192340°W
Address: The property lies 2.2 miles on Whites Draft Road WV RT 15/3, which is just off WV RT 92 near to and Southeast of the community of Alvon.
There is no 911 address since the property does not contain any structures.
Driving Destination Coordinates: 37.890532°N, 80.192340°W (NAD83)
Elevation Range: 2140 ft. to 2430 ft. +/-
Deed Information: Deed Book 505 Page 568, dated May 2, 2006
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Deed Acreage: 37.626 acres, more or less
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Anthony Creek District
TM 55 Parcel 6.3; 37.626 AC RSVY WHITES DRAFT ROAD BRINLEY; Class 3;
2015 Real Estate Taxes $440.03
The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
MONONGAHELA NATIONAL FOREST
The Monongahela National Forest was established in 1920. Located in the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia, the Monongahela straddles the highest ridges in the State, including the highest, Spruce Knob (4,863 ft), also the highest point in the Alleghenies. Elevation ranges from just under 1000′ to 4863′ above sea level. It protects over 921,000 acres of federally owned land within a 1,700,000 acres proclamation boundary that includes much of the Potomac Highlands Region and portions of 10 counties.
Variations in terrain and precipitation have created one of the most ecologically diverse National Forests in the country. Approximately 75 tree species are found in the forest. Almost all of the trees are a second growth forest, grown back after the land was heavily cutover around the start of the 20th century. Species for which the forest is important include red spruce (Picea rubens), balsam fir (Abies balsamea), and mountain ash (Sorbus americana). The Monongahela National Forest includes eight U.S. Wilderness Areas and several special-use areas, notably the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area.
HISTORIC GREENBRIER VALLEY
The world-renowned Greenbrier Resort, with 800 rooms and 1600 employees, is located nearby in the sleepy little town of White Sulphur Springs. The 4-Star resort has a subterranean casino and is home to the PGA tour, the “Greenbrier Classic.” 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!
Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America in 2011, 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, and two summer-season farmer’s markets. Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities, along with the many big box stores.
Lewisburg is home to 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 Greenbrier County Airport with WV’s longest runway provides daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC. A picturesque train ride from White Sulphur Springs connects the area to DC, Phili, Chicago, and many other locations. By car, DC is 4 hours away and Charlotte is only 4.
Another 2-3 hours drive are located some of the finest recreational facilities in West Virginia , Winterplace Ski Resort, the 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Pipestem State Park and Resort, the 80,000 acre New River National Gorge National Park, and whitewater rafting / fishing on the New River and Gauley Rivers. The new 10,600 acre Boy Scout High Adventure Camp, Summit (home to the US and World Jamboree) offers weekend visitors ziplining and canopy tours, ropes courses, climbing and repelling, mountain biking, as well as BMX and skate plazas. Five other area state parks and state forests offer unlimited hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding, and rock climbing opportunities.
THE GREENBRIER RIVER
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.
It has always been a valuable water route, with the majority of the important cities in the watershed being established river ports. 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.
This relaxed ski resort sits on 251 acres of skiable terrain and 11,000 acres of wilderness nestled amid the Allegheny Mountains, which are part of the vast Appalachian Mountain Range. It is positioned in the bowl shaped convergence of Cheat and Back Allegheny mountains, at the head of the Shavers Fork and Cheat River. Snowshoe is home to the second highest point in the state and the peak elevation for Cheat Mountain, at Thorny Flat, which reaches 4,848 feet above sea level. More than 5,000 guests enjoy Snowshoe’s slopes each season. In addition to Snowshoe’s remarkable ski and winter activities, it offers exciting summer activities such as extensive mountain biking trails, hiking trails, guided tours, horseback riding, ATV riding, a popular golf course designed by Gary Player, wedding and convention areas, and various other summer outdoor activities for all ages.
Travel WV RT 92 North for approximately 9.3 miles; immediately past Alvon United Methodist Church, turn right onto Whites Draft Road WV RT 15/3; travel Whites Draft Road for approximately 2.2 miles; in a curve of Whites Draft Road, the entrance road to the property will be on the right with a sign over the road that says Trappers Ridge.