Historic 761 acre farm located just 40 minutes southeast of Asheville in McDowell County, NC. The county seat of Marion is just 12 minutes north and provides all the day to day services one might need including a Walmart, Lowe’s and hospital, yet the property is in a beautiful rural area of the county. This is the first time ever on the market as this property has been in the same family since July 8, 1788.
The property is divided into two distinct sections by a county road that was built upon a historic farm cartway of years past. The southern portion features 61 acres of beautiful rolling bottom land pasture with the West Fork of Cove Creek traversing the fields. A large six stall barn, paddocks and three sided equipment shed provide storage and livestock shelter. There are 411 acres of hardwood forest on this side as well, rising up to nearly 1,600′ with miles of trails. This portion also adjoins a 8,300 acre privately owned hunting preserve. Wildlife abounds on this property.
The northern half features 18 more acres of fenced pasture on this side along with an approximately 20 acre Loblolly Pine plantation. Approximately 233 acres are mature hardwood forest climb to 2,000′ to the top of French Mountain. There is also an historic, fully furnished three bedroom, two bath hunting lodge overlooking a three acre pond that is full of fish. The lodge comes fully furnished including various firearms in the house.
Stream or Pond, Waterfront, Well or Spring