For Sale: 361 Acres of Prime Development Land – Farmville, Virginia – Zoned RPC – 11 Tracts


The 361.68 acres of prime undeveloped property consists of 11 separate tracts located in the heart of Prince Edward County, Virginia. The property is only a few miles from historic downtown Farmville and is located just off US Highway 15 (Farmville Road) and only a mile south of US Highway 460. Additionally, the property is only an hour or less drive to Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Richmond.

Manor Master Plan – Residential Sections


Major cities near Farmville, VA

  • 48 miles to Lynchburg, VA
  • 65 miles to Richmond, VA
  • 95 miles to Durham, NC
  • 100 miles to Roanoke, VA
  • 107 miles to Raleigh, NC.
  • 115 miles to Greensboro, NC.
  • 120 miles to Norfolk, VA.
  • 133 miles to Washington, DC.
  • 136 miles to Virginia Beach, VA.
  • 169 miles to Baltimore, MD


The current 361.68 acres represents a portion of what was once known as the historic Poplar Hill Farm. Originally an 1,100-acre estate once owned by tobacco tycoon Walter Grey Dunnington, who reconstructed and expanded the original farmhouse into what became known as The Poplar Manor in 1897. The now vacant 8,500 SF Victorian style Manor Home still stands on the property today and is located at the southern portion of the property boundary. Unfortunately, following several decades of neglect, the manor house has fallen into disrepair.

Water & Sewer Available

Water and sewer are available for the development. There is a water tower adjacent to the subject property. A lateral water line currently runs through a portion of this property serving another development known as Fairfield Estates. Additionally, sewer is available and currently has a sewer line that runs through the same area as the water, lateral to a pump station.

The Championship Manor Golf Course adjoins this property’s southern boundary. The Manor Golf Club features a semi-private 18-hole golf course in a spectacular setting and magnificent course layout and come complete with clubhouse.

RPC Zoning and County Requirements

The property resides within the only Residential Planned Community (RPC) zoning in all of Prince Edward County, Virginia creating a unique opportunity for development in the area. RPC zoning offers flexibility in design and development with many options for residential, commercial, civic and office type uses within the property. The guidelines and requirements that govern this zoning type are broad in nature and specifics to the development are ultimately determined by a master plan for development. The original master plan for this property, was designed as a mixed-use development (residential and commercial use). A copy of the RPC zoning is available under “Documents” at the bottom of the page.

Poplar Hill CDA (Community Development Authority) & Annual Amenities Fee Agreement

Property is subject to the Amenities Fee Agreement


872 Manor House Drive, Farmville, VA 23901

FROM NORTHERN VIRGINIA & RICHMOND: Take I-95 South to Powhite Parkway (Exit 79). Take Powhite Parkway to Route 288 (Chesterfield/Amelia), follow Route 288, exit onto US 360 West for approximately 35 miles to State Route 307 and continue 9 miles to US 460 West. Exit 460 at the second Farmville exit (Business US 15 North) Use the right lane to take the US-15 BUS N/US-15 S ramp to Farmville/Keysville. Turn left onto US-15 BUS S/Farmville Rd and go approximately 1 mile to entrance on left.

FROM LYNCHBURG/ROANOKE: Take US 460 E to Farmville. Use the right lane to take the US-15 BUS N/US-15 S ramp to Farmville/Keysville. Turn right onto US-15 S/Farmville Rd go approximately 1 mile to entrance on left.

Title and Title Commitment is provided below for review.

For Sale: Excellent General Commercial Site – 7.14 Acres

Graded site, VDOT entrance installed utility on HWY 58, Fronts on I-77 N > I-77 N 41,000 AADT > I-77 S 40,000 AADT > US HWY 58 E 15,000 AADT > US HWY 58 W 15,000 AADT Visible on North bound I-77 and it does have visibility from South bound I-77. Excellent General Commercial site with awesome visibility.

82-A-25, GC
Taxes: $4,070 (2018)
Price Per Acre: $77,030.81


On North East corner located at Exit 14 on I-77 at intersection of I-77 & HWY 58 access off Old Galax Pike behind Subway


For Sale: Stoneridge at Bent Mountain

Peaceful, quiet & in private setting-country living but close to city & Blue Ridge Parkway. Taxes estimated by agent. Purchaser to install well and septic

Tax ID: 111.00-04-08.00-0000
Zoning: AR
Total Acreage: 3.15± Acres
Lot 8 / Block 0 / Section 1
Annual Taxes: $915


Back Creek Elementary
Cave Spring Middle
Cave Spring High

A Little Bit of History – Bent Mountain

How Bent Mountain got its name is a matter of debate.  One theory holds the name came from two brothers, James and William Bent, surveyors from Pennsylvania who mapped land here before heading west.  Others believe the name comes from Bent’s peculiar shape.  From the air, it appears bent in the shape of a horseshoe.

The Mountain’s elevation is 3,202 feet above sea level.  It sits roughly 2,400 vertical feet above Roanoke.  Poor Mountain, just west of Bent, is higher. But not much else around Roanoke is!

Four hunters who visited what we now know as the Roanoke Valley settled Bent Mountain in the mid-1700s.  They were so impressed with the area they packed up their families in Pennsylvania and returned here around 1740.

Bent’s fertile soil was well suited to farming.  Its orchards produced sweet apples and the cabbage grows big up there.  The orchards are still producing pippins and, you can still buy the cabbage as well as other locally grown fruits and vegetables atop the mountain or at stalls in the Roanoke City Market.


From Cave Spring Corners take 221 South to top of Bent Mountain. Turn right on 2nd Tinsley Lane (right after B & S Mart). Left on Mill Creek Road to the entrance of Stoneridge.