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In the heart of the growing Appalachian Redoubt community are 88+ acres of some of the most private space available. The abundant wildlife and hands off local government often attract likeminded neighbors to this close knit budding survivalist enclave of rural Monroe county. In this part of West Virginia homesteaders regularly barter and farm to table subsistence living is encouraged and supported.  The privacy and security of this pristine area cannot be overstated as it features some of the cleanest mountain spring waters found on the east coast. In this historic area where the Appalachians meet the Allegheny mountains no county zoning or building restrictions of any kind offer a freedom seldom found but are treasured here within a county that prides itself on the traditions of liberty. The crisp report of shotgun and rifle fire ringing through these mountains is not uncommon and considered normal and comforting; the sound of food and freedom, by your neighbors.  In very rural Monroe county no box stores, fast food, or even a single traffic light are considered bragging  rights. For shopping and entertainment opportunities more in line with suburban America to the north is the college town of Lewisburg in nearby Greenbrier County and less than 100 miles to the south by highway is Roanoke, VA with its convenient airport and world class medical care.


Located just north of the unincorporated village of Rock Camp and approximately 8 miles south of Union (the county seat with pop. 450) in the hollow known locally as Humphrey’s Run is a county maintained gravel road that leads to your miles long private drive.  The current homestead is move in ready with the caveat of the usual repairs and to do list involved in owning a before the turn of last century homestead. Within three stories are 2 bedrooms and 1 bath and in this unusual and charming 1218 sq ft space built in the 1890s there are plenty of hardwood features and substantial glass to allow for natural heat and lighting.  Your garden’s starter plants can even share the indoor sunroom area for ease of access.  Plenty of natural water features including local creeks, mountain streams, and a large stocked spring fed pond all conveniently located near the existing home site.  A combination of forest and rolling fields in this mountainous area offers spectacular views which provide plenty of space to build on, allowing for very defensible high ground. These sites can be found within several locations on this exciting property.   Your firewood is in never ending supply for the outside wood stove; the home includes recent upgrades in heat/ac units on all three floors as well as several outbuildings to be purposed for barns or workshops.


Here you’ll find a welcoming community that also values privacy, property rights, food freedom, community preparedness (there is an active CERT community) as well as your right to be left alone.  Must see to appreciate, contact realtor Robert Bittinger, Jr. at 304-646-6411 for appointment.

Property Features
Barn, Fenced Pasture, Fields, Garden
Stream or Pond, Well or Spring
Grid Connected
Cell, Internet, Phone, Satellite
Year Round Road
Home Features
2 bedrooms
1 baths


  • 1436 Glenwood Drive Union, West Virginia 24983
  • 37.515166, -80.58399299999996