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ISLAND CREEK FARM 150 /- ACRES
The Island Creek Farm is approximately 203 +/- acre multiple use property located in Mercer County West Virginia. The farm offers gorgeous long range views and multiple building sites. In 1975 the old homeplace was dismantled and most of the beautiful original oak framing and sheathing lumber was used in the construction of the new home. There is an old fashion large barn that dates to the late 1920s and is in excellent condition. The farm is well suited for raising horses, cattle and sheep. Mature timber and abundant wildlife make for an idyllic country setting. A grape arbor with mature vines is located just outside the side patio. The small town of Athens, which is home to Concord University, is just 15 minutes away. Princeton, the Mercer County seat is 25 minutes drive. In Princeton, you will find banking, excellent healthcare facilities, pharmacies, big box stores galore, grocery shopping and great restaurants. The Charleston Airport is located just 90 minutes away and is served by most major airlines. The world famous Greenbrier Resort is about 45 minutes' drive and Winterplace Ski Resort is just 30 minutes drive. LOCATION The Island Creek Farm is located in Mercer County, West Virginia, about 15 minutes east of Athens, WV. Elevation of the farm ranges from 2167 on the knoll on the southern boundary to 1768 at the ponds and the bottomland on the northern boundary. Google Coordinates for the house are: LATITUDE 037.443057 N LONGITUDE 080.9092842 W HOUSE In 1975 the old homeplace was dismantled and most of the beautiful original oak framing and sheathing lumber was used in the construction of the new home. Native stone collected from the property was used for the exterior siding of the home. Lot Acres: 203+/- Acres Ranch Style  Native Stone Exterior Year Built: 1975 Total Finished Sq. Ft.  1946 Crawlspace Bedrooms: 3 Sunroom/family room: 1 Family Room/ Living Room: 1 Bathrooms: 2 Laundry Room: 1 Heating/Cooling: 5 Ton Carrier Heat Pump with AC, Yodel Wood Stove, Franklin Wood Stove Sewer: Septic System - Block Water: Well - 70-80 deep Porches: Front - Covered. Rear  Patio Foundation: Cinderblock faced with stone gathered on the property Floor: Carpet, Linoleum Items to Convey: Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Oven/Stove, BARN & OUTBUILDINGS 2 Story 30x50 Barn with hay loft 20x20 Detached Carport 20x20 Cinderblock Shop building with �½ bath and shower 20x60 Pole building 10x30 Open Garden Shed 10x20 Utility Shed AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES The Island Creek Farm contains approximately 203 total acres of gently rolling meadow, hay field, pasture, woodlots and garden area. Past farming history included cattle and sheep grazing in the pasture area and the production of hay in the upper hayfield. Much of the hay land would be suitable for growing corn or other grain crops. The soils and elevation would be well suited for establishing a vineyard or fruit orchard. There is only 400 in elevation change across the entire one mile distance from the northern to southern boundary. The perimeter of the property runs for over 15,000 linear feet. Breakdown of the open land: Hay field  28 acres Pasture/Meadow  45 acres Bottomland hay field  20 acres Two Ponds  3 acres The fencing is spotty in most areas of the farm and would need to be improved before turning in livestock. PONDS  STREAMS There are two beautiful ponds of about 1.5 acres each are located on the northern end of the farm. These ponds are fed by Little Island Creek and are stocked with some very large bass, catfish, crappie and bluegill. Little Island Creek is a blue line, year round stream, which drains over 2000 acres of the area upstream of the farm. Stoney Run is also a blue line stream and is located on the southeastern side of the property. FOREST RESOURCES AND WILDLIFE The Island Creek Farm has about 65 acres growing in very beautiful forest in three separate woodlots. Some of the trees are very old, dating back to the 1800s. A 20 acre portion of the woodland located on the southeast corner of the property was selectively thinned under the supervision of a professional forester about 12 years ago and the remaining 45 acres has not had any harvesting activity for over 50 years. One extremely large Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum), growing just above the old spring near the house, has a circumference of over 7 feet. Several large hickory, white oak and red oak produce an abundant crop of nuts and acorns in the Fall which the deer and turkey enjoy. Some of the species found on the property are Black Walnut, White Oak, Tulip Poplar, Red Oak, Sugar Maple, Hickory, Sycamore and Ash. No forest pests such as Gypsy Moth or Emerald Ash Borer have been found on the property. The farm is home to a wide array of wildlife which includes a variety of song birds, owls, hawks, woodpeckers, ravens and wild turkeys. White tailed deer, raccoon, opossums, rabbits, chipmunks, coyotes and bobcats may be seen on a regular basis. MINERALS RESOURCES 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. Currently the oil and gas rights are leased and the lease will convey to the new owners at closing. All mineral rights the seller owns will transfer to the purchaser at closing. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to have an attorney do a title search prior to purchasing. There are no known coal reserves underlying the property. CEMETERY The Bailey Family Cemetery is located on the southeastern portion of the property and the family will retain a right of way to the cemetery. The small cemetery encompasses about 1/5 of an acre. TAXES AND DEED INFORMATION The property is assessed in the name of Junior and Carley Bailey, 10266 Red Sulphur Turnpike, Princeton WV, 24740, located in Plymouth District (#9), on Tax Map 20, parcels 8 and 17 consisting of approximately 203 acres. Taxes for 2011 were assessed as Class II property in the amount of $592.67. The deed is recorded in the Mercer County Courthouse, Princeton, WV in Deed Book 390, page 589. ZONING There is currently no county zoning in this area of Mercer County. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to contact the Mercer County Health Department for answers regarding installation of septic systems and water wells. Further information on county zoning may be answered by contacting the Mercer County commissioners at mercercocommission@frontier.net ULTILITIES There is electric and phone service on the property. Public water, sewer or cable is not available at this time. There is a well and septic system already in place serving the farm house. Satellite providers such as Hughes Net provide high speed internet service. Television reception may be provided by either DIRECTV or Dish Network. Cell phone coverage is adequate in most places on the property. Weekly trash pickup, daily newspaper and daily mail delivery is available at roadside. UPS and FedEx service this area also. ACCESS, BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY Access to the property is excellent and is served by a year round, state maintained paved highway. The property fronts on the Red Sulphur Turnpike for over 1 mile. Public school buses run daily when school is in session. There is not a current survey for the property. The deed calls for a total of 203.5 acres being contained in the boundary. However, there may be more or less acreage than that stated in the deed. Therefore, the property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre. The property is bounded by old fence in various stages of repair, field edges and county roads. Some of the property lines in the woodlands do not have any demarcation.
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