The Guy Farm at Waiteville is an excellent 103 - acre farm with level to gently rolling pastures and cropland. The farm is almost completely open land with abundant water resources consisting of over 4000’ of blue line streams. There is an older farm house with several barns and buildings available.
Positioned in Monroe County, a highly desirable region of West Virginia, The Guy Farm affords ample opportunity to enjoy all aspects of what West Virginia has to offer. Located on Route 1 (Limestone Hill Road) and the intersection of Route 17 (Waiteville Road), near the sleepy community of Waiteville.
The property has sweeping long range views of the Potts Creek Valley. Elevations run from 2263’ on the western boundary to 2198’ on the eastern boundary where the property adjoins the Limestone Hill Road. The valley is sheltered by two huge mountain ranges; Potts Mountain, at 3500’ in elevation, lies to the East and Peters Mountain at nearly 4000’ elevation lies to the West.
GPS Coordinates are Latitude 37.485369N and Longitude 080.4170592W.
Highway 460 is a 25 minute drive and Blacksburg VA & Virginia Tech is about 45 minute drive. Roanoke VA, Lexington VA and Lewisburg WV are an hour’s drive. For the weekend commuter, Washington, DC and Charlotte NC are approximately a 3.5 hour drive.
The historic frontier town of Paint Bank, Virginia is about 11 miles to the north and boasts a charming B&B. Folks come from all over come to enjoy the cozy home style restaurant and old country store.
Monroe County is a small border county with a population of 14,500 and a density of 31 people per square mile. There are no four lane highways or stoplights and it remains very much an agricultural based economy. Union is the county seat with a population of about 600. This area of Monroe County retains the southern charm and grace more often thought of to be Virginian in flavor.
WATER ON THE FARM
The Guy Farm is richly blessed with an abundance of water flowing through the property. There are three blue line streams totaling over 4300’.
Nearly 1000’ of the North Fork of Potts Creek runs through the property on the northern boundary. This bold running – year round stream affords a great opportunity to enjoy the sounds of rushing water over the stony creak bottom. The North Fork’s waters originate from the smaller streams, springs and hollows that flow from the 3000 acres of land lying on the south side of Peters Mountain.
Another steady flowing blue line stream flows through the farm for about 1300’before emptying into the North Fork of Potts Creek. This unnamed stream originates nearly two miles upstream on Fork Mountain.
Still yet another blue line stream flows through the eastern section of the farm by the barns and house for about 2000’.
There is a well at the house but no information is available regarding the depth or the gallons per minute flow.
The Guy Farm is flat to very gently rolling. 95% open land, with just a few acres in forest along the northern and southern property lines. Little to no rock is found in the fields and pastures and the soils are good for growing grasses and crops. The land needs to be limed to bring it back into full production.
About 50 acres are in pasture and about 50 acres are in hay or cropland. In years past, much of the farm was planted in or other grain production.
Currently the property is leased and there are cattle grazing on the property. The hay was put up in September.
The fencing is good on about 2/3rds of the farm but the old fence would need to replaced or rebuilt on the other 1/3.
THE FOREST AND WILDLIFE
The unspoiled and uncut forest contains about 5-10 acres of extremely interesting and diverse tree and plant species. Many trees dating back to the 1800’s are interspersed with younger trees of varying age classes. Due to the well balanced mixture of hardwood and pine, the forest supports many different species of wildlife. White-tail deer, wild turkey, black bear, grey and fox squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, raccoons, opossums, turtles and bobcats are some of the more abundant species living in the forest.
Because the forest has several old growth trees, several species of songbirds make their nest in the cavities and holes found only in older mature timber. Red tail hawks, ravens, jays and buzzards live in harmony with the largest woodpecker, the Pileated. The Pileated woodpecker can be 17” tall and sports a bright red cap and looks like it is wearing a tuxedo.
There are 3 separate streams creating riparian/forest habitat. These rich hollows are dispersed among the fields, drier flats and ridges creating an enchanting environment in which to experience nature.
The forest overstory on the drier sites is dominated by the pines (Red and Virginia) and the oak family; made up of red oak, black oak, scarlet oak, white oak and chestnut oak. The moister sites support a nice mix of red maple, sugar maple, yellow poplar, black walnut and black cherry.
Mountain Laurel, dogwood, sassafras, serviceberry, spicebush, ironwood and wild honeysuckle can be found growing in the shade of the hollows. There is a terrific assortment of teaberry, mayapple, vines, mosses, ferns, lichens, toadstools and conks scattered amongst the forest floor.
The forest is generally healthy and does not show any signs of decline other than the normal expected with a mature to overmature age class distribution. It is suggested to remain attentive and monitor the forest on a yearly basis for Gypsy Moth presence.
BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS
*The farm house was built in the early 1900’s and is in need of restoration. It is wood-sided and has a galvanized tin roof. 4 bedrooms, living room, den and kitchen.
*A large wooden barn that needs shoring up but otherwise is in good shape.
*Smokehouse with Root cellar
*A concrete block milking barn
*Open Machinery Shed
*Five wooden storage sheds
*Nice well-kept wooden storage building
Since the property has not been occupied for many years, there is no current 911 address but the postal mailing address would be Rt.15 Waiteville WV, 24984.
The property consists of approximately 103 acres, sold by the boundary and not by the acre. The property is currently being surveyed by Jim Wentz Surveying and results and a map of the survey will be available soon.
Deeds for the property are recorded in Will Book21, Page 251.
The tax parcel is located in Monroe County, Sweet Springs District, Tax Map 49, parcels 9.
Taxes assessed for 2012 were $294.07.
From Waiteville, travel northeast about 1 mile on Route 17 (Waiteville Road) to the intersection with Route 15 (Limestone Hill Road). Take a left on the Limestone Hill Road and the property starts on the left and boarders the road for the next 1300’.
There is also an entrance to the farm on an old county road (Gumm Hall Rd). From the intersection of Rt.17 and the Rt15, travel the Limestone Hill Road about ½ mile and just before the bridge, take a left on old county road and go 500’ and crossing the property line fence into the big hay field.
GPS Coordinates are Latitude 37.485369N and Longitude 080.4170592W
Contact Paul Grist @ 304.661.6543 firstname.lastname@example.org or Richard Grist @ 304.646.8837 email@example.com for a guided tour of this fantastic farm.
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