Bound By The James: Own a part of history!
Tucked quietly within the Blue Ridge Mountains, sits +/- 580 acres, of which 525 acres are deeded. CSX Transportation makes up the remainder- over the course of 3 & 1/2 miles of railroad track runs through the property, with 50ft on either side of track- which adds flare to this astoundingly historic tract.
"Bound by the James River," this peninsula farm has beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, including those of the George Washington National Forest and Apple Orchard Mountain, with The Appalachian Trail overlooking the farm.
The Old Kanawah Canal also runs through this property. In 1785, George Washington proposed the construction of the Kanawha Canal. The Kanawha Canal was to be an open-water transport system to the West. For more info on the Kanawah Canal, please go HERE.
The James River, itself, provides excellent boating for small watercraft such as Canoeing, Kayaking, Trolling along in your John Boat, or a refreshing tubing adventure on a hot summer day.
Don't forget your rod and reel!
The fishing is superb as the waters are teeming with Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel and Flathead Catfish. The James River is renown for its hard fighting Smallmouth Bass.
With almost 200 acres of tillable ground (standing fields mostly used for corn and soybean) this farm also boasts 4 ponds, marketable timber (which includes mature hardwood and pine), and because of its layout, an abundance of wildlife.
The hardwood species include White oak, Northern Red Oak, Black Oak, Scarlett Oak, Chestnut Oak; Mockerynut Hickory, Pignut Hickory; Beech, Poplar, Maple and Gum on the upland sites. The bottomland has River Birch and Sycamore, with the other mentioned species scattered throughout. The pine species include Virginia, Pitch, and White. The mature forest not only allows for present and future income, but situated in a way that by harvesting will open up magnificent views, food plots and create a habitat of food, along with water and cover- which are essential for creating the perfect wildlife habit for all stages of it's lifespan. With Bear, White Tail Deer, Turkey and the occasional Bobcat (lynx) migrating through the farm, this property is every outdoorsman's dream.
There are plenty of places to build your dream family compound, or a simple, yet cozy, secluded cabin.
The property has all you need for a sustainable lifestyle, as done in the days of old, and becoming an attractive lifestyle for today.
Cites that are convenient include Roanoke, Salem, Lexington, Lynchburg, Bedford, and Buchanan only +-15 minuets away for all the necessities of life. Interstate 81 is only 5 minutes away, making these destinations even more of a quick ride. The property has conveniently located to nearby attractions, such the Blue ridge parkway, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, Smith mountain Lake, Dixie Caverns, Virginia Museum of Transportation, Mill Mountain Zoo, Natural Bridge, and many state parks and natural trails designated for public use.
This is only the beginning of the story of this unique and special property along the bank of the James River. The rest and best of the story is told once you arrival. SO DON'T LET THIS OPPORTUNITY PASS YOU BY!!
Please call and make an appointment to see this grand property that could be the beginning of an unforgettable experience and a lifetime of memories and stories to be told in the pride of ownership of such a property as this.