Great Blue Ridge Mountain Auction – Coming Early Fall

Real Estate Auction: 180.9 Acres Offered in 5 Tracts

  • Multiple Potential Building Sites
  • Abundant Wildlife
  • Mostly Wooded Land With Some Valuable Timber
  • Recently Surveyed
  • Great Potential for Agricultural, Residential, and Recreational Uses
  • Mountain and Countryside Views

Directions

FROM DOWNTOWN ROANOKE; Take Elm Ave. SW 4 miles and turn right onto E Washington Ave. (Route 24). Travel 11 miles and take left onto Dickerson Mill Rd. Travel 2 miles and take left onto Rocky Ford Rd. Travel .9 miles to property on right. To access Tracts 4 and 5 enter at driveway and follow signs. Tracts 1-3 can be accessed from Rocky Ford Rd (see signs along Rd).

Broker Participation

Any broker actively licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia whose agent properly registers the successful high bidder will be paid a two percent (2%) commission at settlement by the Seller.  Registration must be on a Woltz & Associates, Inc. Broker Participation Application form and contain the name, address and signature of agent and prospect as well a Broker’s license number and Federal Tax ID number.  The form must be received in the office of Woltz & Associates, Inc. by noon on July 21, 2021. If prospect attends preview, agent must attend with prospect. Additionally, agent must attend sale and co-register with prospect on auction day. Only the first broker to register the high bidder will be paid a commission. Agents acting as principals, on behalf of licensed real estate agents, on behalf of family members, on behalf of entities in which they hold an ownership interest or who represent prospects who have had prior contact with seller or auction company are not eligible. Only one registered bidder per agent.

Terms & Conditions of the Auction

  1. REGISTRATION:  Bids will be accepted only from registered bidders.  Registration begins at 2 PM.  Please bring a driver’s license for identification.
  2. AUCTION SALE:  The property is being sold subject to Seller confirmation of the high bid.  ALL CONFIRMED SALES ARE FINAL.   All property is auctioned “AS IS, WHERE IS” including the buildings on Tracts 4 & 5, with all faults in its condition at the time of sale without recourse by way of refund, reduction of the purchase price, or otherwise.  Bidders should perform such independent investigation with respect to the property as they deem necessary or appropriate before bidding.
  3. FINANCING:  Your bidding and purchase of the property is not conditional upon financing.  Be sure you have arranged financing, if needed, and are capable of paying cash at closing.
  4. LIABILITY:  Bidders inspecting property enter at their own risk.  Auction Company assumes no risk for bodily injury or damage to personal property.
  5. BIDDING:    The auctioneer will determine all bid increments. All decisions by the auctioneer regarding bid acceptance are final.
  6. ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Announcements on day of sale take precedence over all prior releases, verbal and written, concerning this auction sale.
  7. BUYER’S PREMIUM:  The Buyer’s Premium on the real estate is five percent (5%) of the high bid amount.  The Buyer’s Premium will be added to the high bid to determine the final contract sales price.
  8. AGENCYThe Auction Company and its representatives represent the Seller.
  9. REAL ESTATE DEPOSIT:  A deposit in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the contract sales price will be required on day of sale.  The deposit is payable by cash, cashier’s check, business or personal check payable to Woltz & Associates, Inc. Escrow Account. 
  10. TRANSFER OF TITLE TO REAL ESTATE & SETTLEMENT: The real estate will be conveyed by general warranty deed, free and clear of liens, and subject to all rights, reservations, covenants, conditions, easements, rights-of-way, and restrictions of record, as the same may lawfully apply to the Property, and to all matters which would be disclosed by a survey and inspection of the Property. The balance of the purchase price is due at settlement on or before September 10, 2021.
  11. BOUNDARY LINES:  Boundaries on aerial photos and topo maps are approximate.
  12. GENERAL: The information contained in the brochure, on the internet or otherwise, is subject to verification by all parties relying on it.  No liability for its accuracy, error, or omissions is assumed by the Seller or the Auction Company. 

Bid Online Now: A Recreational Paradise – Land Auction: 2,395± Acres

Invest in Your Own Recreational Paradise!

Bidding Opens: April 1, 2021 – 8:00 AM 
Closes April 28, 2021 – 1:00 PM (Soft Close)
Bid online at https://woltz.hibid.com/

 

Smyth County, Virginia Tracts

 

NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS FOR AUCTION TRACTS 2, 3 AND/OR 4:

Seller will include in the Seller’s conveyance of Auction Tracts 3 and 4 any and all rights of ingress and egress to and through Tracts 2 and 3 that Seller may have, along the existing dirt road, for the benefit of Auction Tracts 3 and 4, without any representation or warranty of any kind with respect to such rights.

Seller’ s willingness to include such rights in any conveyance of Auction Tracts 3 and 4 is subject to the Seller finding bid prices for each such Tract to be acceptable, in the Seller’s sole discretion.

Auction Tracts 1-4: Horton Hollow Road, just off of Cussing Hollow Road – 938.93± Acres. These contiguous tracts total 938.93± acres, and will be offered in four tracts. Great recreational and investment opportunities. There are miles of roads and trails throughout, along with abundant game and wildlife. Sold “as is.”

We are selling all tracts in this auction “As-Is.”  The access for Tracts 2-4 from Horton Hollow Rd has been disputed by the neighbors adjoining this property.  Based on the Seller’s information and the title information we’ve received, we dispute those claims based on a previous survey that was performed for Independence Lumber and previous deed language discovered from the title search. However, Fidelity title company has stated that because the access is being disputed, that they would NOT insure access to the property at this time.  The existing interior roads on tract 2 eventually go off of tract 2 onto on the adjoining landowner and we do NOT have deeded access to continue through their property onto tracts 3 and 4 as the existing roads lead.  For this reason, a new road from Tract 2 through tract 2 onto tract 3 and 4 may need to be built at any new owner’s expense to access tracts 3 and 4. We have posted the title search for these tracts on the website for you to review. There is no insurable access to Tracts 2-4.

Auction Tract 5: Lick Creek – 83.53± Acres. This tract is 2,600 feet in elevation with fantastic high knoll views of surrounding mountains and valleys. An old timber road from Lick Creek Rd. leads to the property. This potential access is undefined and not insurable for ingress and egress. Sold “as-is.”

Directions: Tract 5: No Access.  Call agents for details. Preview not possible.

Washington County, Virginia Tracts

 

Auction Tracts 6-7: Catt Property & Toole Creek Tracts – 413.71± Acres. These three contiguous tracts total 413.71± acres. Two tracts front along Route 611, North Fork River Road. Property has mature hardwoods throughout and an abundance of wildlife. A great timber investment and hunting/recreational paradise. Sold “as is.”

Directions: Tracts 6, 7: From Abingdon follow ALT 58 North to exit onto Brumley Gap Rd. Turn right onto Trout Rd and left onto N. Fork River Rd. Follow signs to the property. . Call agents for details. Preview anytime.

Auction Tract 8: Hanger Hollow Tract – 15.60± Acres. Long range views from high knoll. There is an undefined deeded right of way for ingress/egress. This potential access is not insurable. Fall colors are spectacular. Sold “as-is.”

Tract 8: No Access. Call agents for details. Preview not possible.

Auction Tract 9: Collins Hollow Tract-823.66± Acres. This 823.66± acre mountain top tract has multiple roads and trails throughout and is an ideal hunting and recreational paradise. Abundant wildlife. Easy access via a deeded right of way from Red Fox Lane. Sold “as is.”

Directions: Tract 9: From Emory and Henry College off I-81 – drive East on Hillman Hwy, turn left onto Old Mill Rd. Take left onto Clinchburg Rd. Take left onto Red Fox Ln and follow the signs to the property. Call agents for details. Preview anytime.

Russell County, Virginia Tract

 

Auction Tract 10: Cleveland Property – 120.25± Acres. This 120.25±-acre tract has 500± feet of frontage along Clinch River and approximately 890± feet of road frontage on both sides of Carbo Road. The 5± acres between Carbo Road and Clinch River has an old homesite above the river, ideal for your future cabin. There are numerous interior trails throughout the property. This is a great hunting and recreational tract. Sold “as is. “

Directions: Tract 10: From Lebanon VA drive North on Cleveland Rd until you get to the Town of Cleveland VA. Turn slight left just past the bridge onto Ivy Ridge Rd which turns into Carbo Rd. Follow the signs to the property. Call agents for details. Preview anytime.

BROCHURE CORRECTION: The minimum bid for Tract 7 is $31,100, not $3,110 as noted on the brochure.

Terms & Conditions of Auction for Online Bidding

Independence Lumber
Russell, Smyth and Washington Counties, Virginia

Bidding Starts: Thursday, April 1, 2021, 8:00 AM ET
Bidding Ends: April 28, 2021, 1:00 PM ET

  1. AUCTION SALE:  The Property will be sold subject to Seller’s confirmation that the contract sales price is at or above the reserve price and subject to execution of the Auction Real Estate Purchase Agreement as required in Paragraph 2. The property is auctioned “AS IS, WHERE IS” with all faults in its condition at the time of sale without recourse by way of refund, reduction of the purchase price, or otherwise.  Bidders should perform such independent investigation with respect to the property as they deem necessary or appropriate. Bidding signifies you have read and are in agreement with the terms and conditions of the auction.  If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this auction Do Not Bid!
  2. REAL ESTATE DEPOSIT: The Buyer is required to pay a deposit in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the contract sales price and sign an Auction Real Estate Purchase Agreement within twenty-four hours (24) of sale day, executed and delivered via email. Buyer may wire funds ($25.00 wire fee) or overnight a cashier’s check for the earnest money deposit at Buyer’s expense.
  3. FINANCING:  Your bidding and purchase of the property are NOT CONDITIONAL UPON FINANCING.  Be sure you have arranged financing, if needed, and are capable of paying cash at settlement.
  4. LIABILITY:  Bidders inspecting property enter at their own risk.  Auction Company assumes no risk for bodily injury or damage to personal property.
  5. ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Announcements on day of sale take precedence over all prior releases, verbal and written, concerning this auction sale.
  6. BUYER’S PREMIUM:  The Buyer’s Premium on the real estate is five percent (5%) of the high bid amount.  The Buyer’s Premium will be added to the high bid to determine the final contract sales price.
  7. AGENCY: THE AUCTION COMPANY AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES REPRESENT THE SELLER.
  8. REAL ESTATE DEED AND POSSESSION:  The real estate will be conveyed by a Quit-claim deed to be prepared at the expense of the Seller and the cost of Virginia Grantor’s tax shall be borne by the Seller. It is agreed the Property is being conveyed free and clear of liens, subject, however, to any rights of way, easements, and restrictions of record.  The balance of the purchase price is due at settlement on or before June 11, 2021.  The contract to purchase is not assignable.  Possession of the Property shall be given to the buyer at settlement.
  9. BOUNDARY LINES:  Boundaries on aerial photos, topographic maps, and otherwise, are approximate and are subject to verification by all parties relying on them.
  10. SALE IS SUBJECT TO COURT APPROVAL: The auction is being conducted for the Receiver appointed in the case of First National Bank of Pennsylvania v. Independence Lumber, Inc., in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina (Case No. 1:20CV637), and the sale is subject to approval of the Court.  The Receiver will request Court approval promptly after the signing of the Auction Real Estate Purchase Agreement and receipt of the Buyer’s deposit.  If approved, the Court Order will provide for the Buyer to receive at settlement title to the property free and clear of all liens, claims, and encumbrances.
  11. BIDDING AND SOFT CLOSE: The Soft close will allow extended bidding until no bids are placed for five minutes. If a bid is placed within the last five minutes an additional five minutes will be added to ensure everyone gets time to place their bid.
  12. BROCHURE CORRECTION: The minimum bid for Tract 7 is $31,100, not $3,110 as noted on the brochure.
  13. GENERAL: The information contained in the brochure, on woltz.com, all advertising, and the Bidder’s Information Packet is subject to verification by all parties relying on them.  No liability for its accuracy, error, or omissions is assumed by the Seller or the Auction Company.

All documents below collectively make up the complete Bidder’s Packet for all Auction Tracts.

SOLD – Real Estate Auction: Crouch Farm – 72± Acres

  • Combination of pasture, hay/cropland, and nice wooded land.
  • Crab Orchard Creek winds through this picturesque farm
  • Short drive to Bedford and Lynchburg

Haywood and Sharon moved back to Huddleston after Haywood’s service in the United States Navy. His dream was to return home, farm the land, raise a family, and retire on his beloved farm. He purchased this land from his grandfather, razed the original house, and raised his family in the home he built. Haywood lived this dream to the fullest. Now their grandson will be keeping the home in the family, and Sharon is offering the remaining 72± acres for someone else to live out their dream.

Interactive Map

Additional features in full screen mode

Directions

Located just off Highway 24/43. Turn south off Highway 24/43 onto Crab Orchard Road. Turn left on Mentow Drive. Property on left where you cross the creek!

Financing

Manuela “Manny” Schabel – Loan Officer| Farm Credit of the Virginias
1356-B American Way Court | P.O. Box 1083 | Bedford, VA 24523
Office: 540.586.2188 Ext. 5812 | Mobile: 540.229.1550 | Fax: 540.586.2189
NMLS # 607336 | MSchabel@FCVirginias.com | FarmCreditofVirginias.com [farmcreditofvirginias.com] | FarmCreditKnowledgeCenter.com [farmcreditknowledgecenter.com]

 

Broker Participation

Any broker actively licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia whose agent properly registers the successful high bidder will be paid a two percent (2%) commission at settlement by the Seller.  Registration must be on a Woltz & Associates, Inc. Broker Participation Application form and contain the name, address and signature of agent and prospect as well a Broker’s license number and Federal Tax ID number.  The form must be received in the office of Woltz & Associates, Inc. by 12:00 noon on October 22, 2020. If prospect attends preview, agent must attend with prospect. Additionally, agent must attend sale and co-register with prospect on auction day. Only the first broker to register the high bidder will be paid a commission. Agents acting as principals, on behalf of licensed real estate agents, on behalf of family members, on behalf of entities in which they hold an ownership interest or who represent prospects who have had prior contact with seller or auction company are not eligible. Only one registered bidder per agent.

Terms & Conditions of the Auction

  1. REGISTRATION:  Bids will be accepted only from registered bidders.  Registration begins at 10:00 AM.  Please bring a driver’s license for identification.
  2. AUCTION SALE:  The property is being sold subject to Seller confirmation of the high bid.  ALL CONFIRMED SALES ARE FINAL.   All property is auctioned “AS IS, WHERE IS” with all faults in its condition at the time of sale without recourse by way of refund, reduction of the purchase price, or otherwise.  Bidders should perform such independent investigation with respect to the property as they deem necessary or appropriate before bidding.
  3. FINANCING:  Your bidding and purchase of the property is not conditional upon financing.  Be sure you have arranged financing, if needed, and are capable of paying cash at closing.
  4. LIABILITY:  Bidders inspecting property enter at their own risk.  Auction Company assumes no risk for bodily injury or damage to personal property.
  5. BIDDING:    The auctioneer will determine all bid increments. All decisions by the auctioneer regarding bid acceptance are final.
  6. ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Announcements on day of sale take precedence over all prior releases, verbal and written, concerning this auction sale.
  7. BUYER’S PREMIUM:  The Buyer’s Premium on the real estate is seven percent (7%) of the high bid amount.  The Buyer’s Premium will be added to the high bid to determine the final contract sales price.
  8. AGENCYThe Auction Company and its representatives represent the Seller.
  9. REAL ESTATE DEPOSIT:  A deposit in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the contract sales price will be required on day of sale.  The deposit is payable by cash, cashier’s check, business or personal check payable to Woltz & Associates, Inc. Escrow Account. 
  10. REAL ESTATE DEED AND CLOSING: The real estate will be conveyed by general warranty deed free and clear of liens, subject, however, to any rights of way, easements and restrictions of record.  The balance of the purchase price is due at settlement on or before December 14, 2020.
  11. LAND USE ASSESSMENT:  In the event, the Property is taxed under land use assessment, and this sale results in disqualification from land use eligibility, Seller shall pay any rollback taxes assessed.  If the Property continues to be eligible for land use assessment, Buyer agrees to make application, at Buyer’s expense, for continuation under land use and to pay any rollback taxes resulting from failure to file or to qualify.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the provisions of this paragraph shall survive settlement and the delivery of the deed of bargain and sale.
  12. TRANSFER OF TITLE TO REAL ESTATE: The real estate will be conveyed by general warranty deed, free and clear of liens, and subject to all rights, reservations, covenants, conditions, easements, rights-of-way, and restrictions of record, as the same may lawfully apply to the Property, and to all matters which would be disclosed by a survey and inspection of the Property.
  13. BOUNDARY LINES:  Boundaries on aerial photos and topo maps are approximate.
  14. GENERAL: The information contained in the brochure, on the internet or otherwise, is subject to verification by all parties relying on it.  No liability for its accuracy, error, or omissions is assumed by the Seller or the Auction Company.  The mobile home on the property conveys as is.  Seller does not have any paper work or documents on this mobile home.    
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SOLD – Sealed Bid Real Estate Auction: 2,057± Acres of Timberland on Purgatory Mountain

The Purgatory Mountain tract is a 2,057± acre timberland tract located just north of Roanoke in Botetourt County with easy access from I-81.  Cartmill Gap is a major feature of the property.   This timberland tract has several access points and has a good interior network of all-weather roads. The tract supports stands on mixed Appalachian hardwoods. A major feature of the tract is a beautiful and secluded mountain top meadow.  Several small streams are found on the property. Wildlife species include deer, turkey, bear and other small game species. 

More information coming

SOLD – Real Estate Auction: Land and Development Opportunity – 66.68± Acres – Five Tracts

Prime Location – Salem Virginia
Blue Ridge Mountain Views – Miles of Public Road Frontage

Situated near West Club in the heart of many of Salem’s premiere neighborhoods, and conveniently located just a few minutes from Lewis Gale Hospital and downtown Salem, this 67± acre horse farm is surrounded by Upland Drive, Diamond Road, Franklin Street and Homeplace Drive Extension. The high elevation offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and countryside, including views of the Peaks of Otter on a clear day. This beautiful rolling tract is served by public water and sewer, natural gas, and fronts public roads along more than half of its perimeter.

Offered in tracts from 3± acres to 27± acres, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase your own mini-farm or all 67 acres for your private estate, or for a prime development opportunity.

The stately, sprawling brick home contains 6611± SF of finished living space on three levels, with 6 bedrooms and 6 ½ baths. There is additional unfinished space in the ground level utility room and upper attic, plus a large two car garage which enters into the main level. Additionally there are two other homes on-site.

Several outbuildings include a 2400± SF shop building with high ceilings, a 1920± SF equipment shed/hay barn, three horse barns with a total of 14 stalls and other associated structures.

The farm perimeter is fenced with pastures cross-fenced. There are also two riding rings.

Excellent Salem City Schools

Water and Sewer adjoins the property in multiple locations, along with Natural Gas & Cable!

For more information and a private showing contact David Boush or Boyd Temple

 

SOLD – Real Estate Auction: Smith Mountain Lake Fall Spectacular Event!

Franklin County, Virginia
Smith Mountain Lake Fall Spectacular Event!
24 Incredible Lakefront Estate Lots
Ranging from 2.2± Acres to 18.1± Acres
2.3± Miles of Shoreline

Located at the mouth of Bull Run, across the lake from The Water’s Edge

Leave your worries at the shore of Virginia’s second largest freshwater lake.

We invite you to discover the freedom, excitement and community of lake living with a once-in-a-lifetime auction opportunity on October 14, 2015. This unprecedented public sale features 143 acres, offered in 24 estate size tracts ranging from one to three acres in Virginia’s beautiful Mountain Region. Boasting 2.7 miles of untouched Smith Mountain Lake shoreline, this waterfront has never been for sale and may never be again.

Whether you’re searching for the ideal location to call home or a vacation residence to create lasting family memories for generations to come, you can enjoy the full spectrum of lake leisure on luxurious Smith Mountain Lake.

Under the watchful care of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by the security and serenity of the east coast’s most beautiful countryside, Smith Mountain Lake’s 22,000-acre footprint boasts 500 miles of shoreline and endless opportunities to experience the tranquility that only sunrises reflecting off glassy waters can offer.

Easily accessible from destinations nationwide, Smith Mountain Lake is only minutes from the City of Roanoke’s historic downtown and the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, featuring non-stop flights to eight major cities and one-stop flights to anywhere in the world. Not close enough? Smith Mountain Lake maintains a private airstrip that’s guided small aircrafts to the shores of Virginia’s most ideal lake setting for the last 50 years.

Well known for its luxury living, Smith Mountain Lake’s 500 miles of shoreline are dotted with beautiful homes and well-established communities, making this auction of 24 miles of virgin shoreline a homeowners dream. Lake leisure is to be experienced, not defined. Some experience their lake lives at the helm, navigating winds on a strong summer day. Others prefer barefoot mornings and cocktail sunsets.  Whatever your preference, Smith Mountain Lake has the size and scope to accommodate your lake proclivities. Whether you’re seeking luxury, leisure, adventure or a combination of the three, take hold of your lake life and enjoy the freedom to build your unique future on Smith Mountain Lake.

The best of Mother Nature surrounds Smith Mountain Lake. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy miles of the east coast’s most challenging, yet accessible hiking, biking and horse trails within a short drive. From the Blue Ridge Parkway, to the famed Appalachian Trail and downtown Roanoke’s offering of urban greenway trails, outdoor opportunities abound. If you prefer skimming along open waterways, to driving twisting roadways in your search for an afternoon hike, Smith Mountain Lake State Park is a short boat ride away and boasts miles of trails that weave intricately through the embodiment of southwest Virginia countryside.

Dammed in the 1960s and carefully maintained by Appalachian Power, Smith Mountain Lake is one of only a handful of waterways that can claim only an average deviation in depth of five feet over 50 years of existence. This means homeowners today enjoy the same consistent water levels and year round lake access from shoreline docks that they have since the lake was created in the 1960s. 

Located on the lake’s southern end, the 143 acres offered in 24 estate size tracts up for auction on October 14, 2015, are ideally located on Smith Mountain Lake’s largest open water section, yet maintain the privacy and serenity of wooded lots.

 

Home to wakeboarders and sailors alike, and equally known for its laid back reel and line lifestyle, Smith Mountain Lake provides the ideal backdrop for you to create a lake life that is unique to the future you decide.

The lake is calling.

Tract # Acreage (±) Footage Along 800′ Contour (±) Footage Along 795′ Contour (±)
1 5.0 359.9 262
2 5.0 671.0 611
3 5.0 1,214.1 1191
4 5.0 996.9 1087
5 5.1 830.0 814
6 5.0 596.4 565
7 5.9 518.3 445
8 6.7 1,017.7 918
9 5.4 383.6 344
10 7.5 205.4 191
11 11.4 342.4 292
12 18.1 368.5 295
13 15.8 185.0 204
14 6.4 368.2 385
15 4.0 280.2 149
16 4.6 584.3 747
17 3.9 691.6 411
18 3.5 361.8 332
19 3.2 500.1 432
20 3.6 393.3 362
21 3.2 263.7 206
22 3.6 555.2 609
23 3.1 653.0 457
24 2.2 272.4

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Directions to Property

From Route 40 at Union Hall take Kemps Ford Road beside the Whistle Stop. Take Kemps Ford Road to a right on Dillard’s Hill Road. Go to property on right which starts at the corner or Dillard’s Hill Road and Alpine Drive and extends to Lakestone Road. Property fronts on Alpine Drive, Dillard’s Hill Road and Lakestone Road.

 

Woltz & Associates, Inc.

SOLD – Real Estate Auction: Historic National Landmark-The Natural Bridge of Virginia

Natural Bridge, Virginia
Real Estate Auction
Historic National Landmark-The Natural Bridge of Virginia

For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Woltz / 540.342.3560

Natural Bridge of Virginia Has a Bright Future
Owner generously gifts the Bridge and 188 acres—valued at $21 million—
to Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund

Natural Bridge, Va. (Feb. 6, 2014)—Woltz & Associates, Inc. today announced the sale of Virginia’s historic Natural Bridge and 1,500 surrounding acres to the Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund (VCLF).   In the coming years, as part of the terms of the agreement, VCLF will deed Natural Bridge and its surrounding properties to the Commonwealth of Virginia to become a Virginia State Park.  This arrangement was made possible because the Bridge’s owner, Angelo Puglisi, generously gifted the Bridge and 188 acres of the property—valued at $21 million—to VCLF.    

Since 1988, the Natural Bridge, the hotel, attractions and more have been owned and operated by Washington, DC area real estate developer Angelo Puglisi.  He purchased it all with the intent of keeping it accessible to visitors forever.    

Commenting on the new ownership, Puglisi said, “This incredible property is filled with inspiring splendor and history.  I am pleased that this national landmark—once owned by Thomas Jefferson and surveyed by George Washington—now has a path into the Virginia State Park system that will allow upcoming generations to enjoy it just as I have enjoyed it.” 

Jim Woltz, President of Woltz & Associates, said, “This agreement has been months in the making and we’re very pleased with the result.  It’s a great accomplishment to put the last piece of a complicated puzzle together.  The result is a tremendous benefit to the region and the state.  It would not have happened without such a wonderful owner and seller, Angelo Puglisi.”

Multiple parties—including the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Department of Environmental Quality and numerous conservation groups and organizations—worked together to find a solution that was true to Mr. Puglisi’s vision to preserve Natural Bridge and its surroundings for visitors for years to come.

“I admire Mr. Angelo Puglisi and his efforts to conserve Thomas Jefferson’s Natural Bridge for the benefit of future generations. Virginians, indeed all Americans, should be grateful. One of our nation’s most iconic natural landscapes is now protected in perpetuity,” said Joe Elton, Interim Director, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

VCLF will purchase the balance of the conservation land assets of 1,300 acres with a loan from the Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund administered by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Resources Authority.  Repayment of the loan will be funded through donations and operations of the Bridge.  Upon repayment of the loan, the property and operations will be conveyed to DCR—managers of the Virginia State Park system.

The Natural Bridge itself is designated as a Virginia Historic Landmark as well as a National Historic Landmark.  Known as one of the world’s natural wonders, the Natural Bridge of Virginia has attracted visitors from around the globe since the time of Thomas Jefferson’s ownership.  It is a significant local, regional and national attraction.

Woltz added, “Through the work of many people, Natural Bridge will remain one of the top scenic destinations not only in Virginia but across the U.S.”

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About Woltz & Associates:
Woltz & Associates, Inc. is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s largest real estate auction/brokerage companies and specializes in estates, farms, ranches, commercial, industrial and investment properties, residential developments, office buildings, and timber, hunting and recreational land.

About Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund:
Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund, Inc. (“VCLF”) is a nonprofit organization which seeks to conserve an appropriate portion of Virginia’s natural resources for public access and enjoyment. Their work in preserving and restoring wildlife habitat is also designed to create economic activity through the recreational and mixed use of Virginia’s vast forests and open spaces. VCLF is a member of the 25 year old Roanoke, Va.- based Kissito Healthcare, Inc. (“Kissito”) a nonprofit charity working both domestically and internationally in health, aging, nutrition, and human development. The relationship between health, nutrition, and our natural environment is well documented. VCLF and Kissito seek to blend these three disciplines to improve the quality of life for the people of Virginia while sustaining our natural resources.

About the Natural Bridge:
The Natural Bridge is a portal to U.S. history.  Easy to get to and hard to forget, it is just off­ Interstate 81 in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.   Over five million years old, standing 215 feet at its highest reach, surveyed by George Washington and once owned by Thomas Jefferson, the Natural Bridge is in the esteemed list of being one of the most notable natural wonders of the New World.

To Be Sold at Auction: The Natural Bridge • The Natural Bridge Hotel • The Natural Bridge Gift Shop • The Caverns Of Natural Bridge • The Natural Bridge Wax Museum • 1600± Contiguous Acres Offered in 35 Individual Tracts.

The Natural Bridge of Virginia sits in the southern end of Rockbridge County, flanked by the Blue Ridge Mountains. Forged by nature millions of years ago, the solid limestone bridge stands 20 stories high with a span of 90 feet.

Known as one of the world’s natural wonders, the beauty and spectacle of The Natural Bridge of Virginia has attracted visitors from around the globe since the time of Thomas Jefferson’s ownership and continues today to be a significant local, regional and national attraction. During colonial times and into the early Republic, the Natural Bridge was considered one of the most notable natural wonders of the New World. Today the bridge itself is designated as a National Historic Landmark as well as a Virginia Historic Landmark.

It is doubtful that many properties exist today that are still privately owned which offer so much legacy and history. At the age of 18, George Washington is said to have surveyed the property for Lord Fairfax in 1750. Washington, as the story is told, is said to have scaled some twenty-three feet up the southeast wall of the Bridge and chiseled “G.W” into the stone wall. Thomas Jefferson first saw the Natural Bridge in August of 1767. On July 5, 1774, King George III granted 157 acres of land, including the Natural Bridge to Thomas Jefferson for 20 shillings. The history of the Natural Bridge is rich and deep and offers an incredible opportunity to private investment funds/individuals, hotel operators/investors, conservation groups, developers, land investors and individuals looking for a beautiful Virginia parcel of land to construct their own estate or dwelling.

The Bridge is a stone arch spanning a distance of 90 feet and towering 215 feet above Cedar Creek. Rockbridge County is named for the Bridge. U. S. Route 11 passes directly over the Natural Bridge and was the primary north-south corridor for travel and transportation through the Shenandoah Valley. Visitors can either walk down to the trail head on Cedar Creek or take a short bus ride. The trail under the Bridge and along Cedar Creek begins at the Summer House. At the Summer House visitors can enjoy beverages and food in the open dining area. The trail then leads to the Natural Bridge where visitors linger and take in the massiveness of this stone arch. From the Bridge, the Cedar Creek Nature trail continues through the Cedar Creek Gorge passing the Monacan Indian Village complete with interpreters and ending at Lace Falls. Visitors then return each evening to the Bridge to witness the Drama of Creation light show.

Hotel

The second most significant feature of The Natural Bridge of Virginia is the famous Natural Bridge Hotel and Conference Center. The Hotels is a three story brick structure constructed in 1964 replacing the historic frame hotel. The Hotel is 71,640 square feet and boasts 92 guest rooms. The main floor includes lobbies, gift shop, offices, and restrooms, Jefferson Ballroom (5,600 square feet), Colonial Dining Room (Seats 200) and Kitchen. The Red Fox Lounge adjoins the Colonial Dining Room and seats 50. Adjacent to the main hotel is the Annex. This is a three story brick structure built in 1952 with 9,720 square feet and 30 guest rooms. In addition to the Annex there are eight brick cottages in close proximity to the Hotel which have an additional 36 guest rooms. The Natural Bridge Gift Shop is a 50,990 square foot brick building built in 1954 having slate roof and full two story columns on the front. On the first floor it houses the gift shop, restaurant, ticket sales, offices, restrooms and candy counter. On the lower level one will find restrooms, game room, butter fly exhibit and entrance to bus and Bridge pathway. The Natural Bridge Caverns are located a short distance north of the Hotel and have been opened to the public since 1977. Visitors enjoying the Natural Bridge Caverns tour descend more than 34 stories deep into the earth. The tour is highlighted by Mirror Lake, the Waterfall Room, the Canyon Room, the Colossal Dome Room, and the Wishing Well Room. The Cavern building was built in 1980 and houses the gift shop and entrance to the Caverns. Another major attraction at the Bridge is the Natural Bridge Wax Museum. The Wax Museum building is a two story brick structure built in 1957 with 14,052 square feet of space and also part of gift shop tract. For many years it has been leased to Dorfaman Museums who run the exhibit and have their workshop located here.

Directions

From I-81 Southbound take exit 180 and then Route 11 south. From I-81 Northbound take exit 175 and then north on Route 11.

Distances to Natural Bridge:
Blacksburg, VA – 69 miles
Charlottesville, VA – 80 miles
Fredericksburg, VA – 150 miles
Harrisonburg, VA – 70 miles
Lexington, VA – 16 miles
Lynchburg, VA – 35 miles
Norfolk, VA – 195 miles
Richmond, VA – 35 miles
Baltimore, MD – 226 miles
Charleston, WV – 195 miles
Charlotte, NC – 225 miles
Washington, DC – 180 miles
Asheville, NC – 270 miles

 

 

SOLD – Land Auction: Indiana Hardwood Timberland

Session A: 6,256± Acres – 64 Tracts in Martin, Lawrence & Orange Counties, IN

  • Mostly Upland Hardwoods – Oak, Walnut, Maple, Poplar
  • Sawtimber with Well Managed Timber Stands
  • Building Sites, Hunting & Recreational Tracts
  • Good Access with Most Having Public Road Frontage

HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE SOILS FOR QUALITY HARDWOOD GROWTH!
These properties support mostly upland hardwoods such as white oak, red oak, sugar maple, black walnut, black cherry and yellow poplar with a significant volume of sawtimber. It is currently estimated that the Indiana tracts support approximately 28,000,000 Bd/Ft. of sawtimber. The timber has been well managed with an overall management goal of producing quality sawlogs. Timber harvesting has been performed for the most part by company crews employing a selective system of harvesting. Trees selected for removal included not only stems that have reached maturity, but also trees of poor quality and less desirable species, therefore, improving the overall quality of the growing stock. Access is generally good with many tracts having frontage on public roads. Several properties have shared boundaries with the Hoosier National Forest.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:

TRACT 1: Orange Co. 140± Acres. High quality hardwoods ready for a second rotation select cut. Species include hard maple and white oak. Road frontage along CR 425N.

TRACT 2: Orange Co. 273± Acres. Rolling topography made up mostly of quality mature hardwood stands with scattered pine mixed in. Potential building site with public water available. Unique subsurface Lost River on the property as well as a mixed hardwood stand including hard maple and white oak.

TRACT 3: Orange Co. 270± Acres. Rolling woodland with frontage on hard surface CR 775N with a mixture of hardwoods and pines. Public water is available. A good potential development tract. There are field plantings from the 1990’s and mixed hardwoods including yellow poplar, white oak, and red oak. Excellent wildlife habitat.

TRACTS 4-5: Orange Co. 114± Acres. Quality hardwood stands with road frontage on two sides. Just minutes from Paoli and SR 37. The property supports a mixed hardwood stand including yellow poplar.

TRACTS 6-10: Orange Co. These tracts adjoin Hoosier National Forest and contain the following predominate species: white oak, red oak, and hard maple.
Tracts 6-7: 435± Acres. Mostly hardwoods with white oaks having a high percentage of veneer class trees. Walnut plantations in the bottoms planted in the 1960’s and ready for select harvests in 20 years. Topography is rolling with Sulphur Creek running through it and several scenic rock bluffs. Excellent habitat for wildlife. Tracts border the Hoosier National Forest.
Tracts 8-9: 125± Acres. Quality mature hardwood stands with good access and county road frontage. Tracts border the Hoosier National Forest.
Tract 10: 88± Acres. Hardwood stand, selectively cut in 2001. This tract is surrounded by the Hoosier National Forest. Vehicle access has been granted temporarily and periodically on a private road through the Hoosier National Forest. Permanent vehicle access would need to be negotiated with the USFS.

TRACTS 11-14: Martin Co. 195± Acres. These tracts vary in size from 20 acres to 80 acres, quality hardwood stands with county road frontage. There are old field plantings of loblolly pine and yellow poplar from 1976 and mixed hardwoods of white oak, yellow poplar, northern red oak, black oak, and ash. These tracts border the Martin State Forest.

TRACTS 15-22: Martin Co. 527± Acres. These tracts vary in size from 36 acres to 85 acres with frontage on US 50 & Sutton Rd. Public water is available along Sutton Rd. Imagine the possibities! These tracts include native hardwoods and field plantings of loblolly, virginia, and shortleaf pine. Dominate hardwood species include yellow poplar and black walnut.

TRACT 23: Lawrence Co. 95± Acres. A secluded tract, all wooded with county road access. Adjoins the Martin State Forest. Dominant species include white oak and black oak.

TRACTS 24-27: Martin Co. 292± Acres. Wooded with hardwoods and pines. White River frontage with a level to rolling topography and county road frontage. Tracts 24 and 25 contain a large 33 year old walnut plantation where over 20,000 walnut seedlings were planted in the mid 1970’s along with a native hardwood mix of predominantly white oak and red oak. Partial select harvest was done 5 years ago.

TRACTS 28-45: Martin Co.
Tracts 28-30: 143± Acres. A combination of cropland and hardwoods with predominate species of white oak, and red oak. Tracts range from 30 acres to 73 acres and have county road frontage.
Tracts 31-45: 1,564± Acres. This contiguous property has tracts ranging in size from 14 acres to 295 acres with a combination of woods and tillable land. Public water is available! You will find some of the best wildlife habitat in southern Indiana, wetland area for waterfowl and level to rolling topography on this property. White oak, black oak, hard maple, and yellow poplar are found throughout these tracts. Good interior road network. Tract 35 includes the Mustering Elm Park with its free flowing springs!

TRACTS 46-47: Martin Co. 135± Acres. Wooded tracts with easy access. Close to SR 450. This property joins the Martin State Forest. Selectively harvested two years ago.

TRACT 48: Martin Co. 2± Acres. 4 platted lots adjacent to Indian Springs. Good elevation and road frontage on 3 sides.

TRACTS 49-51: Martin Co. 231± Acres. A wooded tract adjoining Crane Naval Center to the north. Tract 51 has public water available along the county blacktop road. Good hunting tracts! There are stands of yellow poplar, hard maple, and hickory on the property. There is also a 35-year-old white pine planting. These tracts have been marked for a select harvest and are ready to cut.

TRACTS 52-53: Martin Co. 76± Acres. Mixed hardwood property with frontage along County Farm Road and owned access to CR 126. Public water available!

TRACTS 54-58: Martin Co. 988± Acres. Mixed hardwood property with frontage along SR 550 and public water available. Tracts from 52 acres to 360 acres. Great recreational tract with future development potential. Predominate species include: white oak, hickory, and yellow poplar.

TRACT 59: Martin Co. 80± Acres. All wooded with hardwood and pine. Public water available.

TRACTS 60-61: Martin Co. 157± Acres. Mixed hardwood property, fronting US 150. Great access to French Lick and West Baden Springs! Predominate species include: yellow poplar, black oak, and sycamore. A 30 year old black walnut plantation is along US 150 on tract 61.

TRACTS 62-64: Martin Co. 320± Acres. Wooded with some open areas – good for food plots. Access off of US 150 via an easement for Tract 62 and via county road (by church) to Tracts 63 and 64. Property includes hunting cabin and sawtimber size mixed hardwoods.

Session B: 3,166 ± Acres – 55 Tracts in Orange, Dubois, Crawford and Perry Counties, IN

  • Mostly Upland Hardwoods – Oak, Walnut, Maple, Poplar
  • Sawtimber with Well Managed Timber Stands
  • Building Sites, Hunting & Recreational Tracts
  • Good Access with Most Having Public Road Frontage

HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE SOILS FOR QUALITY HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE SOILS FOR QUALITY HARDWOOD GROWTH!
These properties support mostly upland hardwoods such as white oak, red oak, sugar maple, black walnut, black cherry and yellow poplar with a significant volume of sawtimber. It is currently estimated that the Indiana tracts support approximately 28,000,000 Bd/Ft. of sawtimber. The timber has been well managed with an overall management goal of producing quality sawlogs. Timber harvesting has been performed for the most part by company crews employing a selective system of harvesting. Trees selected for removal included not only stems that have reached maturity, but also trees of poor quality and less desirable species, therefore, improving the overall quality of the growing stock. Access is generally good with many tracts having frontage on public roads. Several properties have shared boundaries with the Hoosier National Forest.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:

TRACTS 1-3: Dubois Co. 218± Acres. These tracts are only minutes outside of Jasper with frontage on paved Meridan Road neighboring Sultans Run Golf Course. Property has a long frontage on the Patoka River, and support both sawtimber size bottomland and upland hardwoods species, including ash, sweetgum, soft maple and yellow poplar. Besides the exceptional timber quality these tracts offer a great wildlife habitat! Excellent road network throughout.

TRACTS 4-9: Martin Co. Tracts 4 – 8: 225± Acres. These tracts have road frontage on Burns Lane and support a substantial volume of black oak, red oak and white oak sawtimber. In addition, there are several wide flat old field ridges that support 15 year old planted virginia and white pine. This diverse forest type provides a good wildlife habitat.
Tract 9: 82± Acres. This well managed tract was selectively harvested in 2005. It has road access off of CR 47. The predominant species is oak and hickory with area of regenerated yellow poplar. Rural water is available.

TRACTS 10-15: Orange Co. 204± Acres. These exceptional tracts are only minutes from French Lick and all have frontage on paved county roads. Tracts 10-13 have access to the Army Corp maintained watershed lake. A beautiful setting for recreation or a residence! These tracts support black oak, red oak and yellow poplar sawtimber. Rural water is available.

TRACT 16: Dubois Co. 60± Acres. Conveniently located on SR 56 just west of French Lick, the tract was last harvested in 2001 and now supports a well managed stand of hard maple and yellow poplar. There is a small stream on the property, and rural water is available. Imagine the possibilities!

TRACTS 17-18: Dubois Co. 75± Acres. These tracts have frontage on a county road and border the railway being renovated to access the French Lick Casino from the Jasper area. Dillon Creek runs through the bottom. The timber is well managed, having had an improvement cut in 2006 and now support hard maple, and yellow poplar. An excellent property!

TRACTS 19-20: Orange Co. 170± Acres. These tracts are each easily accessed from paved county roads with new stone on the access into Tract 19. Abundant wildlife can be found due to the diversity of the habitat in the area. Tract 19 was last harvested in 1994 and now supports quality sawtimber with the dominant species being yellow poplar, white oak and red oak. Tract 20 had an improvement cut in 2005 and now supports white oak, chinquapin oak, black oak and sugar maple. Rural water is available on Tract 20.

TRACTS 21-22: Orange Co. 285± Acres. These great tracts join the Hoosier National Forest. Tract 21 has access from a paved county road. Tract 22 is a swing tract and must be combined with Tract 21 unless purchased by an adjoining neighbor. An improvement cut was applied to these tracts in 1999. They now support a significant volume of sawtimber with the dominant species being black oak, red oak and white oak. There are a few old fields that were planted to pine prior to the 1950s. Rural water is available.

TRACTS 23-27: Orange Co. 309± Acres. These very desirable tracts are located just outside of the village of Valeene, all with frontage on paved county roads. Tract 27 joins the Hoosier National Forest and has a mature high quality stand of hardwoods. It also has frontage on the Patoka River. Tract 26 supports a significant volume of sawtimber made up of black oak, white oak and yellow poplar. Tracts 23-25 support predominant stands of white pine and red pine that were planted in the early 60s following the abandonment of agricultural fields that used to grow broom straw. A great opportunity to buy at auction!

TRACTS 28-30: Orange Co. 214± Acres. These are exceptional tracts with each having frontage on the beautiful Patoka River. Tracts 28 and 29 support walnut plantations which were established in the early 1970s. Tract 30 supports predominantly black oak, white oak, hickory and yellow poplar with the last silvicultural operation being carried out in 2002. A fresh water spring flows from the hillside on tract 30.

TRACTS 31-32: Orange Co. 150± Acres. These great hunting tracts are easily accessed off of a county maintained road. The predominant species on these tracts include: black oak, white oak and hickory. It was harvested in 1993 by the previous landowner. A small stream borders Tract 31.

TRACT 33: Crawford Co. 173± Acres. This large tract offers timber value and exceptional hunting potential. The last silvicultural activity was carried out in 1991 leaving a stand of sawtimber dominated by yellow poplar, hard maple and black oak. There are areas of old field plantations of white pine. The property is easily accessed from paved county road frontage. A great location near Patoka Lake! Rural water is available.

TRACTS 34-36: Crawford Co. 190± Acres. These are great investment tracts located just off of SR 64. There is timber value and great hunting potential. These tracts had an improvement cut in 2006 and now support a well managed stand of white oak, black oak, red oak and hickory. Tract 34 and 36 join the Hoosier National Forest.

TRACTS 37-51: Dubois Co. 610± Acres. This property includes a great mix of tillable and timberland containing pine plantations and mixed hardwoods. Tract 37 includes an old field plantation of loblolly and white pine along with a nice pond. Agland buyers should consider combining Tracts 38-40, 47, 59 & 50 for approx. 112 acres tillable. There is an old homestead and barn on Tract 40, a horsebarn on Tract 45 as well as a barn on Tract 50. There is great paved road frontage on Mentor Rd and rural water. Tract 43 contains black and white oak with some sawtimber volume. Tracts 44, 49, & 51 adjoin the Ferdinand State Forest. This property has something for everyone. Rural water is available along Mentor Rd.

TRACTS 52-55: Perry County 200± Acre. These tracts are located just north of I-64 and are easily accessed off of a county maintained road. The last silvicultural activity on these tracts was in 2000. They now support sawtimber size hardwoods with the predominant species being red oak, white oak, and yellow poplar. There are also old field plantations of white pine that were established in 1966. Tract 52 borders a piece of the Ferdinand State Forest.

Session C: 5,341± Acres in Meade, Breckinridge, & Butler Counties, KY
690± Acres in Perry, Crawford & Harrison Counties, IN

  • Mostly Upland Hardwoods – Oak, Walnut, Maple, Poplar
  • 16,000,000 Bd/Ft. Sawtimber
  • Well Managed Timber Stands
  • Building Sites, Hunting & Recreational Tracts
  • Good Access with Most Having Public Road Frontage

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Tracts 1-10: Meade Co., KY – 2590± Acres which offer a great timber investment and hunting and recreational opportunity. Located near the Ohio River this well managed tract is very accessible with three public road access points and a system of interior roads. These tracts have a diverse wildlife and native plant composition. An area called the Lapland Barrens is a native glades area with a variety of wildflowers and native grasses which has been partially renovated by the cooperative effort of Kimball, the KY Fish & Wildlife and The Nature Conservancy. The barrens are home to a wide variety of butterflies and skippers managed and inventoried annually by The Kentucky Nature Preserves. The property has been well managed for the production of quality hardwood sawtimber with the major species being white oak, black oak and chestnut oak. Timber harvesting activities have been designed to selectively remove low quality species and stems favoring the better quality growing stock resulting in residual stands of quality sawtimber. The green shaded interior road will be a privately maintained road with a private road maintenance agreement unless all adjoining tracts are purchased in combination by one buyer.

Tracts 11-14: Meade Co., KY – 437± Acres with excellent accessibility, tracts having frontage on paved county roads. These tracts were selectively harvested in 2006 and 2007. The residual growing stock is made up of sawtimber size white oak, yellow poplar, black oak and hard maple.

Tract 15: Breckinridge Co., KY – 111.5± Acre wooded property with frontage on SR 259 (Mooleyville-Ammons Rd). The predominant species include white oak and black oak. Timber harvesting activity was carried out in 1990. This tract borders the Yellow Bank State Forest.

Tract 16-22: Breckinridge Co., KY – 1,117± Acre contiguous timberland property. Three access points off of county maintained roads provide good access into the tracts. Tracts 16, 17 and 20 have frontage on Town creek which provides water access to the Ohio River. Tract 16 has its own boat landing. The property offers a variety of timberland cover and wildlife habitat with major species composition being ash, white oak, yellow poplar and hard maple. Selective timber harvesting activities have taken place in 2001. (Tracts 17 & 21 will require easements over Tracts 16 & 20 respectively.) “Swing Tract” 22 must be bid on by an adjoining landowner or purchased in combination with Tracts 19 or 21.

Tract 23: Breckinridge Co., KY – 80.4± Acre wooded tract which was last harvested in 2005. Select harvesting has been done to remove cedar and undesirable species. This tract has gently rolling terrain with good timber trails throughout. There is currently no legal access. Access has been across a short distance of the neighbor by verbal permission.

Tract 24: Butler Co., KY – 1005.6± Acres which offers timber investment potential as well as hunting and recreational opportunities. Access is provided by frontage on Region Rd. A salvage harvest as a result of wind damage was carried out near the road frontage on a approximately 75 to 80 acres in 2005. Timber specie composition is stocked heavily with young white oak.

Tracts 25-28: Perry Co., IN – 160± Acres located near the Ohio River are easily accessible with road frontage on a county maintained road. The dominant species are hard maple, red oak and yellow poplar. Small sawtimber make this a good potential timber investment. These tracts lie in the heart of the German Ridge Recreation Area of the Hoosier National Forest.

Tract 29: Harrison Co., IN – 200± Acres last harvested in 2004. The dominant species include ash, white oak, chinquapin oak and red oak. Little Mosquito Creek runs through the property. This tract has no current legal access. Access has been through the neighbor by verbal permission in exchange for hunting rights. This tract borders The Nature Conservancy’s Harrison County Glade Complex. There is an existing gas lease on this property with potential for gas royalties.

Tract 30: Crawford Co., IN – 210± Acres with excellent timber and easy access to county maintained McClure Road. Turkey Fork Creek runs through the property. The tract supports sawtimber size timber with the predominant species being white oak, red oak, yellow poplar and black oak. There has been no timber harvesting activity on this tract since 1987. This tract has excellent recreational potential with food sources of nearby crop lands, composition is well stocked with mast producing species, and a running water source throughout. An extensive network of wood trails are maintained for easy access and viewing.

Tract 31-33: Perry Co., IN – 80± Acres with good road frontage on paved county roads. These tracts offer potential building sites as well as timber investment. The timber type is mixed hardwoods including white oak, red oak, and black oak of small to medium sawtimber size. A selective harvest was carried out in 2006.

Tract 34: Perry Co., IN – 40± Acres accessed from a 30ft. deeded right of way. The property supports predominantly a stand of mixed hardwoods consisting of white oak, black oak, red oak and yellow poplar. A selective harvest was carried out in 2008.

All properties have been certified by The American Tree Farm System (ATFS). ATFS is committed to sustaining forests, watershed and healthy habitats through the power of private stewardship. ATFS has established standards and guidelines under which private forest owners develop a management plan based on strict environmental standards and pass an inspection every five years.

Sale Held in Conjunction with Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co., Inc.

SOLD – The Great Blue Ridge Mountain Auction

The Great Blue Ridge Mountain Auction
In the Heart of Bluegrass Music Country

13,000 Acres offered in 200 Tracts
Ranging From 5 Acres to 500 Acres

 

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