LIVE ONSITE AUCTION! Farm & Personal Property
Onsite at the farm on a beautiful Saturday, October 19th
The Griffith Creek WV Auction event of 2019!
LIVING ESTATE AUCTION
of Mrs. Loreda Eggleston
“Stone Fence Farm” on the waters of Griffith Creek
711 Griffith Creek Road, Alderson, WV 24910
80 ACRE FARM & HUGE PERSONAL PROPERTY AUCTION
9:59 am Saturday, October 19th, 2019
From Route 3 below Alderson take East Clayton Road (aka Griffith Creek/Sante Fe Road) for 1.3 miles and turn right onto Griffith Creek Road aka Sante Fe Road, travel 7/10 mile and the property is on the left.
ONSITE and Under the big tent, dress for the weather and make plans to join us! Visit this website soon for late updates.
Lead Auctioneer and Realtor Randy S.” Riverbend” Burdette of Foxfire Realty along with Barbara Blake and Blake Auction Co. are pleased to be selected to conduct this outstanding onsite living estate auction for Mrs. Loreda Eggleston. This auction is packed with contents from an unpicked 2 story home, plus 8 outbuildings! Many great items will be discovered as we prepare for this amazing auction event!
P.P. Inspection: 2 hours prior to the auction. Bring your lawn chair
Real Estate (Selling at 12 noon on sale day) – Large 2 story wood frame farm home on 80 acres +/-. The home features 4 possible bedrooms, full bath, large kitchen, dining room, living room, and front parlor. Total sq. ft. of approx. 1964. The home conveys with approx. 80 acres The farm has 7 separate outbuildings sheds and a barn. This property can be researched in the records of the Summers County Clerk’s office in Deed Book 139, page 164, Talcott tax district 7, Map 5, parcel 49, property taxes $431.10 The property is being sold by the boundary, not by the acre. For information or pre-auction day viewing for the real estate contact Randy, call or text 304.667.2897
Personal Property highlights: Huge All-day auction including contents of 2 story farmhouse and 8 buildings and a barn! Sample; Outstanding freehand and stencil Manufacturer R.T. Reppert Greensburg PA 2 gallon crock – lots of beautiful antique golden oak era furniture – crocks – glass and china – depression glass – lots of dolls – primitives – 4 kitchen cabinets – antique 12 tin pie safe – collectibles from local businesses, Marble coffee and end tables, sofa and chair, baskets, Hollywood bedroom suit, dropleaf end table, Bino luxe binoculars, antique floor lamp, sewing basket, buttons, doilies and needlework, aprons, quilts and quilt tops, costume jewelry, Elgin sewing machine in oak case, Wurttemberg 8 day mantle clock, Clayton/Griffith Creek history book, oak slant front desk, antique softwood step back cupboard, very unusual Ariel Handy Helper model oak kitchen cabinet with clock beveled mirror and electrical outlet, golden oak era round oak table with pressed back chairs, golden oak era washstand with towel rack. golden oak era oak corner cupboard (converted flat wall), golden oak era side board or buffet, Waterbury shelf clock, stone jugs, crocks, homemade golden oak era four-drawer chest, golden oak era three over four drawer gentleman’s chest with beveled mirror, Neff and Son Apple crate (end of a local landmark), small cedar chest with brass trim, early pine blanket chest with glove box, Hampshire House desk and chair, TFI bedroom suite 4 pc, tole painted metal trunk, large amount of great prints (Ducks Unlimited, some signed and numbered), early homemade meal chest, oak chamber pot chairs, early child’s wicker chair with mohair seat (sweet!), Gilbert banjo clock, Silvertone guitar, Five drawer open chest, oil lamps, Camelback wooden trunk brass trim, two over two drawer out dresser with mirror, mahogany student desk with chair, full open bed, beautiful Victrola crank phonograph in mahogany finish cabinet, kitchen clock, early Meadow River Lumber embossed oak wood framed print, oak antique large portrait with brass trim, exceptional Jackson civil war print , oak spool table, two over two dresser with mirror, miscellaneous model trains and track, Keystone step back glass cupboard (outstanding!), McCormick cinnamon large spice tin, miscellaneous salt glazed crocks, Pyrex bowls, mixing bowls, miscellaneous tin kitchen items, enamelware, Griswold number eight skillet, butter press, visions cookware, teapots and pictures, early earthenware pitcher, enamel top table with two drawers, locks and keys, Blenko, Vintage lunchboxes, metal child’s wagon, old 17 jewel pocket watch that is disassembled, the dial is marked W.L. Fredeking Hinton, WV, early mule ear chair, might have been made by Preacher Hicks, Hull art pottery vase, pair wonderful mid century metal and iron porch chairs,
Terms: Personal Property, A 10% buyer’s premium is in effect and will be added to the final bid price. All items are sold AS IS, WHERE IS and it is the buyer’s responsibility to inspect items prior to bidding. Payment accepted includes cash, pre-approved checks with ID. Sole and exclusive venue shall be Greenbrier County WV. Announcements made from the auction block supersede all previous statements.
Blake Auction and Appraisal www.blakeauction.com Barbara Blake, CAI #1464, VA2901
Bill Archer, #1869 Steve Johnston, #1816
Contact Barbara Blake, CAI 1464 firstname.lastname@example.org Call or text 304-920-3611
STONE FENCE FARM OVERVIEW
“Stone Fence Farm” located on the waters of Griffith Creek is an old country farm situated in Wild and Wonderful Summers County West Virginia. Ideal for horses the 80 acres +/- of Stone Fence Farm has approximately 20 acres in pasture surrounding the farmhouse and running along the banks of Griffith Creek. Excellent hunting abounds on this farm game include black bear, whitetail deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons and more. A standing forest has value with standing timber the new owner could cash in the future.
This easy country living farm property is within an easy drive of higher population areas of Blacksburg, Beckley, Princeton, Charleston and historic towns of Hinton and Lewisburg.
The slower-paced country life, and amenities of “Stone Fence Farm” provide exceptional quality of life
- 80 acres with 1500 ft. of creekfront on Griffith Creek a tributary of the lower Greenbrier River
- Approximately 20 acres cleared and pasture in the farmhouse and barn area
- Approximately 60 acres of forest/grown over farmland
- Large wooded tract for recreation and hunting or just to observe nature
- Excellent access via county-maintained road
- 10-minute drive to both Alderson and Pence Springs
- Great waterfall very close to the house
- Circa 1911 farmhouse with large rooms, 3 bedrooms and one bath
- Beautiful antique Majestic wood cookstove conveys with farmhouse
- Solid old wooden 26-foot x 26-foot barn
- Tons of storage with 6 outbuildings located near the house and in the pastures
- Woodshed near the house
- Excellent covered front porch for relaxing and nature watching
- Excellent access via county paved road, the road dead-ends approx. 1 mile past the farm
- Excellent school systems nearby
- Root cellar for canned goods
- Excellent garden spots
- Well water and septic system
- Frontier landline phone available and very likely DSL internet available
- Taylor outside furnace
- Electric baseboard in some areas of the home
- Large kitchen area
- Closed in back porch with washer and dryer hookups
- Very private but not remote with excellent access by car
- Quaint setting on the farm with privacy, small city amenities are 10 minutes away in Alderson and 20 minutes to Hinton, the Summers County Seat
- *All mineral rights in the title will convey
- An unrivaled resident wildlife population rich in diversity and ever-changing
- Fur-bearing – deer, black bear, squirrel, rabbit, bobcat, raccoon, fox, chipmunk, opossum
- Winged wildlife includes turkey, eagles, herons, hawks, owls, ravens, kingfishers, ravens, crows, and hummingbirds
- 30 mins to two hours to jet airports and 3 major interstates
- Forest with some old growth trees estimated to be 200-300 years old.
- A rewarding off-grid permaculture lifestyle can be easily developed
- Cell phone coverage is adequate with 3G service
- Darkest of skies with little or no light pollution for star gazing and planet observation
- Perfect for sports activities as well as shooting sports, ATV riding, horseback riding, hiking, camping, hunting, and nature viewing
- Low taxes, low population density
MAPS & DOCUMENTS-CLICK LINKS TO VIEW
Stone Fence Farm area map (Foxfire)
Stone Fence Farm general location map (Foxfire)
Stone Fence Farm Google Earth map (Foxfire)
Stone Fence Farm location map (Foxfire)
Stone Fence Farm state map (Foxfire)
Stone Fence Farm topographic map (Foxfire)
THE FARMHOUSE AND BUILDINGS
Farmhouse Living room 13’1” x 16’3” – Downstairs bedroom 10’4” x 13’8” – Sunroom 11’3” x 16’8” – Kitchen ‘10’3” x 22’8” – Kitchen boxed in sun porch 5’5” x 11’5” – Dining Room 10’3” x 12’2” – Foyer 5’4” x 6’4” – Bathroom 9’9” x 6’ – Mudroom 16’ x 6’3” – UPSTAIRS Sitting room 17’ x 10’3” – Left bedroom 16’4” x 10’5” – Right bedroom 16’4” x 13’5” – Extra room 10’3” x 9’6” OUTSIDE front porch covered 24’ x 6’6” TOTAL SQ.FT according to public records 1964
- Barn 26’ x 26’
- Red outbuilding on south end the farmhouse 12’ x 16’
- Barnboard building directly behind house 10’ x 12’
- Gray metal outbuilding 7’4” x 16’
- Center red building 12’ x 12’
- Red painted hen house with sloped roof in barn area 18’ x 12’
- Red building towards the creek 12’ x 10’
- Stick built mancave type building 16’ x 12’
- Barnwood woodshed 16’ x 12’
- Cellar 9’ x 11’
Google Coordinates: 37°44’12.4″N 80°42’29.1″W
Address: 711 Griffith Creek Road (aka Santa Fe), Alderson WV 24910
Elevation Range: 1756 house area to 2101 on the mountain
Stone Fence Farm, Griffith Creek Road, Alderson, Summers County West Virginia
From Alderson, West Virginia: 4.2 Miles +/- (approximately 10 minutes)
Beginning on WV Route 12 at the Alderson Memorial Bridge (now limited to walking use), travel WV Route 12 West for 2.1 miles; turn right onto East Clayton Road WV Route 7, travel approximately 1.4 miles; stay to the right onto Griffith Creek Road WV Route 7/14 (East Clayton Road continues to the left); travel Griffith Creek Road for 7/10 mile; the driveway into the farm is on the left.
West Virginia is one of the states in the US that has two ownership titles, those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS. A title search for mineral rights ownership has not been conducted. All rights the owner has will convey with the property. A mineral title search could be conducted by a title attorney at the same time when the surface title search is being conducted.
Summers County currently has no known zoning or subdivision regulations. However, all prospective buyers should consult the County Government and the Health Department for any changes and details regarding zoning, building codes, and installation of water wells and septic systems. https://www.summerscountywv.gov/
DEED and TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: DB 136 Pg. 164
Summers County, West Virginia
Acreage: 80 acres and 132 poles
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County (45), West Virginia
Talcott District (7)
Tax Map 5 Parcel 49; Class 2
2019 Total Real Estate Taxes: $416.43
Summers County School District
Due to the property location, certain Greenbrier County Schools may be available.
Public Elementary Schools:
Talcott Elementary School
Alderson Elementary School (Greenbrier County)
Public Middle School:
Summers County Middle School
Eastern Greenbrier Middle School (Greenbrier County)
Public High School:
Summers County High School
Greenbrier East High School (Greenbrier County)
BRIEF HISTORY OF GRIFFITH CREEK
Griffith Creek is named after Thomas Griffith an early pioneer of the area. Thomas Griffith purportedly was the last white man killed by Indians, east of the Ohio River; and was killed in the community about the year 1780. Griffith was killed at the mouth of the Creek, bearing his name on the same place later occupied by Ena Ellis. Tradition tells us that early one morning about the peep of day, when Griffith stepped from his cabin door that a single shot fired from a gun of a small band of marauding Indians, who lay in ambush, rang out on the still quiet morning air, and snapped the life of this poor innocent, unsuspecting man. Why a small band of Indians would leave their native clan across the Ohio river and travel a distance of nearly two hundred miles through a dense forest and shoot down one lone victim and then retrace their steps re-crossing the river never to return again is one of the mysteries that belong alone to Indian mythology
1743 the county of Augusta was formed and included all the territory of the state of Virginia west of the Blue Ridge to the Ohio River. This continued till 1770 when the county of Botetourt was formed and included our section till 1772 when Fincastle County was laid off and embraced this territory till 1776 when Fincastle County was abolished, and its territory divided into three counties of Montgomery, Washington, and Kentucky. Our community was included in the county of Montgomery.
In 1780 Greenbrier County was organized and included our territory until 1799 when we were included in Monroe County. In 1863 the state of West Virginia was formed and we were made a part of the new state. In 1872 Summers County was formed, taking into its territory that part of Monroe to which we belonged. The first Sheriff in the new county was Evan Hinton, after whose family the town of Hinton was named and who also was the chief promoter in having the new county formed.
The town of Alderson is just 10 minutes away. The largest and most popular 4th of July day parade in the state is hosted by the Town of Alderson. Alderson’s amenities include churches, elementary school, motel, bank, Dollar General, Family Dollar, gas/convenience stores, medical clinic, pharmacy and restaurants. Alderson is located along the Greenbrier River in Greenbrier County and Monroe County, incorporated in 1881. Alderson was originally settled in 1777 by “Elder” John Alderson, a frontier missionary for whom the town is named Alderson is also home to “Camp Cupcake”, the minimum-security federal prison where Martha Stewart spent her vacation.
Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in American and is just a 20-minute drive to the thriving downtown historic district. The downtown boasts a year-round live theatre, Carnegie Hall, a new $3MM library, several fabulous restaurants, antique shops, and boutiques. There is also a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities along with all the big box stores. Several new schools have been built in the area.
The Greenbrier County Airport, which has WV’s longest runway, is located just 25 minutes away and has daily flights to Chicago and Washington DC. The world-famous Greenbrier Resort is 25 minutes’ drive and Snowshoe Ski Resort is about 2 hours’ drive. Blacksburg, Virginia (Vtech) is about 90 minutes away, Roanoke, Virginia, is 120 minutes, DC is 4 hours and Charlotte, North Carolina is 3.5 hours away.
Just 30 minutes to Sandstone Falls, Bluestone Lake, Bluestone State Park, and Pipestem Resort, the surrounding area offers unlimited soft recreational activities including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching and rock climbing. Snow skiing at the Winterplace Resort is less than an hour away. In 10 minutes, you can catch the Amtrak train in Alderson and ride to the Greenbrier Resort, Chicago or New York City. The Beckley Airport is just 45 minutes away. The new 10,000-acre Boy Scout high adventure camp is an hour’s drive and the 14,000-acre Wildlife Management Area is just across the river at Bull Falls.
Griffith Creek begins on Keeney’s Mountain in Talcott Tax District Summers County, West Virginia. The creek for approximately 8 miles reaching the Greenbrier River just southwest of Alderson. Except for the extremely dry month’s water will be flowing the rugged meandering route of the stream.
THE GREENBRIER RIVER
The lower Greenbrier River possesses the excitement of life on one of the nation’s great wild rivers. The focus of a vast outdoor-recreation destination, it flows untamed out of the lofty Alleghenies, attracting anglers, paddlers, and naturalists from across the globe.
At 162 miles long, the Greenbrier is the longest undammed river left in the Eastern United States. It is primarily used for recreational pursuits and well known for its fishing, canoeing, kayaking and floating opportunities. Its upper reaches flow through the Monongahela National Forest, and it is paralleled for 77 miles by the Greenbrier River Trail, a rail-trail that runs between the communities of Cass and North Caldwell.
It has always been a valuable water route, with many of the important cities in the watershed being established river ports. The river gives the receiving waters of the New River an estimated 30% of its water volume. Over three-fourths of the watershed is an extensive karstic (cavern system), which supports fine trout fishing, cave exploration, and recreation. Many important festivals and public events are held along the river throughout the watershed.
The Greenbrier is formed at Durbin in northern Pocahontas County by the confluence of the East Fork Greenbrier River and the West Fork Greenbrier River, both of which are short streams rising at elevations exceeding 3,300 feet and flowing for their entire lengths in northern Pocahontas County. From Durbin the Greenbrier flows generally south-southwest through Pocahontas, Greenbrier and Summers Counties, past several communities including Cass, Marlinton, Hillsboro, Ronceverte, Fort Spring, Alderson, and Hinton, where it flows into the New River.
Along most of its course, the Greenbrier accommodated the celebrated Indian warpath known as the Seneca Trail (Great Indian Warpath). From the vicinity of present-day White Sulphur Springs, the Trail followed Anthony’s Creek down to the Greenbrier near the present Pocahontas-Greenbrier County line. It then ascended the River to the vicinity of Hillsboro and Droop Mountain and made its way through present Pocahontas County by way of future Marlinton, Indian Draft Run, and Edray.
THE NEW RIVER AND BLUESTONE LAKE
Stone Fence Farm is a 20-minute drive to the New River and 2000-acre Bluestone Lake at Hinton. The New River is the second oldest river in the world, preceded only by the Nile; it is the oldest river in North America. The New River is unique because it begins in Blowing Rock, N.C. and flows north through Virginia into West Virginia. The Nile and Amazon are the only other major rivers that also flow north. Year after year, it produces more citation fish than any other warm water river in WV. Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, sunfish, hybrid striped bass, and muskie are all common species of fish found in the New River and Bluestone Lake.
Bluestone Lake is over 2000 acres at the summer pool and is the state’s third-largest body of water. Great hunting and fishing opportunities abound at the 17,632-acre Bluestone Wildlife Area adjacent to the park and nearby Camp Creek State Forest.
Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in American and is just a 35-minute drive to the thriving downtown historic district. The downtown boasts a year-round live theatre, Carnegie Hall, a new $3MM library, several fabulous restaurants, antique shops, and boutiques. There is also a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities along with all the big box stores. Several new schools have been built in the area.
- Amtrak Station at Hinton, WV
- Barns of Summers County – Info on Historic Barns and Great History of Area
- Bluestone State Park
- Bluestone Wildlife Management Area
- Camp Summers
- Concord University
- Groundworks Nursery
- Mercer County Convention and Visitors
- Mercer County, WV Official Page
- New River Gorge National Park
- Otter and Oak General Store and Art Gallery
- Pipestem Resort State Park
- State of West Virginia
- Summers County Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital
- The Boy Scouts of America – The Summit Bechtel Reserve
- Three Rivers Avian Center
- West Virginia Cave Conservancy
- West Virginia Conservation Agency
- West Virginia State Parks
- Willowood Country Club and Golf
- Winterplace Ski Resort
- WV Department of Natural Resources
- State of West Virginia
- West Virginia Explorer
- West Virginia Government
- West Virginia State Parks
- West Virginia Tourism
- Wonderful West Virginia Magazine
- WV Department of Natural Resources
- Virginia – Commonwealth of Virginia
- Virginia is for Lovers
- Virginia Museum of History & Culture
- Virginia Museum of Natural History
- Virginia National Park Service
- Virginia Recreation
- Virginia State Parks
For more information on the real estate, contact Randy “Riverbend” Burdette, CAI #927 Call or text 304-667-2897.
Richard Grist Broker/Auctioneer/Forester
1029 Washington Street East, Lewisburg, WV 24901
Lewisburg office phone 304.645.7674
Randy S. Burdette, CAI 927 Lead Auctioneer/ Realtor
304-667-2897 Cell call or text
Real Estate Terms: (Complete terms to be in the Property Information Package)
- There is a 10% buyer’s premium to be added to the final bid price of the real estate and shall become part of the total contract price.
- The Auctioneer is acting as an agent for the seller in this transaction.
- The property is being offered subject to HIGHLY MOTIVATED Seller confirmation. If needed the estate representative reserves a 5-business day period to review all offers from the auction.
- Sold AS, IS, WHERE IS. Closing within 30-45 days.
- The property will convey by the existing legal description and shall be sold by the existing boundary.
- NO PERSONAL PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD WITH THE SALE OF THE FARM. Any personal property that remains after the closing of the deed shall become the new owner’s sole responsibility to dispose of at their cost.
- A successful purchaser will be required to enter into a non-contingent purchase contract. The sale is not contingent upon appraisal, inspections, financing, etc. Should the purchaser withdraw from the transaction prior to closing, the purchaser shall forfeit all moneys deposited. Closing to occur in 30-45 days or sooner; time is of the essence.
- Real estate taxes and other apportionable items (if any) will be prorated at settlement. The Purchaser is responsible for ALL CLOSING COSTS regardless of the local custom including but not limited to; deed preparation, document recording tax stamps, recording costs, taxes, fees, attorney fees/closing agent, inspections, survey if desired, and closing expenses shall be paid by the Purchaser.
- The deposit for the property will be $9,900.00. All deposit money is due in full on or before the day of the auction by verifiable funds; cash, certified funds, or cashier’s check or approved check. The deposit is nonrefundable upon default of the purchaser.
- The property is being sold “AS IS, WHERE IS” without any warranty or guarantee, except for a marketable title shall be furnished.
- All announcements from the auction block will supersede all previously published or written material. This auction is being audio recorded.
- The auctioneer will accept normal increases in the bid price. The auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bidding increment that is not in the best interest of the seller.
Broker Participation on Real Estate
- Any broker actively licensed in the state of West Virginia whose agent properly registers the successful high bidder will be paid one percent (1%) commission at settlement by the Seller. Registration must be on Foxfire Realty Broker Participation Application form and contain the name, address, and signature of agent and prospect as well as Broker’s license number and Federal Tax ID number. The form must be received in the office of Foxfire Realty by noon on Thursday, October 17, 2019. If a prospect attends the preview, the agent must attend with prospect. Additionally, the agent must attend the auction 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.
- Foxfire Realty and Sellers have gathered this information and believe it to be correct to the best of our knowledge. However, we strongly recommend that you inspect the property prior to bidding to determine the accuracy of statements made in promotional materials.
October 12th,7:59 pm
10% BUYER’S PREMUIM IS IN EFFECT FOR THIS AUCTION EVENT. More terms to be posted soon.
Stone Fence Farm
Griffith Creek Road
Alderson, West Virginia
From Alderson, West Virginia: 4.2 Miles +/- (approximately 10 minutes)
Beginning on WV Route 12 at the Alderson Memorial Bridge (now limited to walking use), travel WV Route 12 West for 2.1 miles; turn right onto East Clayton Road WV Route 7, travel approximately 1.4 miles; stay to the right onto Griffith Creek Road WV Route 7/14 (East Clayton Road continues to the left); travel Griffith Creek Road for 7/10 mile; the driveway into the farm is on the left