THE CARTER FARM
Exceptional Property with
387.48 Acres in Alleghany County, Virginia.
More than 2.5 Miles of Frontage on Potts Creek.
Exceptional property for sale with a total of 387.48 acres located on State Route 18 in the beautiful Potts Creek Valley of southern Alleghany County in the mountains of west central Virginia south of Covington. The area features remarkable natural beauty with four distinct seasons that each provide spectacular changes to the surrounding landscape. The dramatic views of the countryside and mountains in every direction are magnificent. Located within approximately one hour driving distance from The Carter Farm are the renowned resorts of The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia and The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia and the wide variety of amenities found in Roanoke Metropolitan Area (Roanoke, Virginia) are also conveniently located nearby.
The Carter Farm, with a rich history and many desirable physical characteristics, lies in a pristine pastoral setting that forms the foundation for one of the most prestigious tracts of land in the whole Alleghany Highlands area. The stream frontage provided by this unique tract of land is unprecedented in the local market with a total of approximately 2.5. miles of frontage on Potts Creek. The farm also has very long frontage on Cast Steel Run along with additional stream frontage on Blue Spring Run and Incline Hollow Run. The property contains a good mix of productive open land and woodland with extremely valuable timber stands. The topography of the open land is generally agreeable. Most of the open areas can be easily worked with farm equipment. The elevation of the property ranges from approximately 1,280 feet above sea level to slightly over 1,700 feet above sea level. The farm has phenomenal recreational potential. Potts Creek along with other streams on the property offer exceptional fishing opportunities. The area is well known for excellent hunting with an abundant population of white tail deer, wild turkey and bear. A long common boundary with U. S. Forest Service Land enhances the recreational opportunities of the property. Improvements to the property include a farmhouse that is among the oldest homes in the area. This frame dwelling has a total of approximately 2,400 square feet of living area. Other structures on the property include two rustic camps on Potts Creek and a small variety of farm support buildings.
The availability of this type of unique property is becoming increasingly rare as more people discover the very attractive quality of life offered by the rural Alleghany Highlands area. The mystique and attraction for properties with stream frontage can not be overstated in the analysis of the local real estate market. The Carter Farm provides excellent potential for the classic hobby farm or could be developed into a prime horse farm with ample open land for paddocks and forage production. The recreational potential of the farm creates extraordinary opportunities that most outdoor enthusiasts often dream of but rarely if ever experience. There are high quality building sites with prominent views on the property for homes that could range from manor type dwellings to private lodges or camps.
The Carter Farm History - The central portion of the Carter Farm consisting of 150 acres on Potts Creek and Blue Spring Run was granted to Christopher Persinger, a Revolutionary War veteran, on July 16, 1791. The farm has been in continuous family ownership from that time through the death of its most recent owner, Marjorie Helen Carter McCarthy in January of 2005 at the age of 96. The original log home that was built by Christopher Persinger in the early 1790's was substantially renovated in approximately 1916 by Christopher's great granddaughter, Clarissa Persinger Carter and her husband Dr. Benjamin Lewis Carter, thus being transformed into the present farmhouse. One room of the farmhouse served as Dr. Carter's medical office during most of his approximately 52 year career as the local country doctor. Christopher Persinger's son, Moses Persinger (1786-1826) is buried in a small family cemetery containing approximately twenty graves located near the home place.
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