FOR SALE The Ratliff Homeplace

$269,000.00 located in historic Union WV


FOR SALE The Ratliff Homeplace in Union, WV 24983


The Ratliff Homeplace in historic Union West Virginia. This beautiful home and large lots are in the county seat of Wild and Wonderful Monroe County. Union is a wonderful small town, as much like Andy’s Mayberry as is possible today. The home has numerous recent updates and improvements including the kitchen with beautiful golden oak cabinetry, modern heating and cooling, engineer oak grain flooring, metal roof just painted, updated electric, plus more. The home consists of up to 5 bedrooms and 2 baths, all situated on approximately 1.4 acres level to gently rolling. The Ratliff Homeplace is a rare combination for the unique town of Union, with private drive, restored 2 story home and detached 2 car garage workshop.

The Ratliff Homeplace

Property address: 105 Main Street, Union, WV 24983
Listing price: $269,000.00

All utilities are in place including electric, natural gas, landline phone, public water and sewer, high speed internet is available.

Near the Courthouse
Historic sites nearby, Civil war monument, Rehoboth church, Sweet Springs Resort, Salt Sulphur, Monroe County Historical Society museum
Moncove Lake State Park 15-minute drive
Walking distance to school, churches, restaurants, pharmacy, medical, courthouse
2 minutes to medical services
Monroe County is a historic old Virginia agriculturally based community
Shopping 2 minutes away
1 acre of mow able grounds
Private with gated exit
Paved drive (Reed St.)
Ample private paved parking
Mature producing apple tree
Mature landscaping
Excellent garden spots
Marked boundary corners
Wonderful large covered porches to enjoy life
5 Bedrooms
2 bath, downstairs full with shower stall, upstairs full with antique cast iron clawfoot tub
2 story farmhouse style design home
Outstanding historical local chimney “soapstone” parapet porch surround walls
Concrete patio
Outstanding garden waterfall with landscaping
Mature maple shade trees
Square footage total 2898 +/-
Year constructed 1900 (per public records). Originally was the manse parsonage for nearby church
Completely modern kitchen with wonderful oak cabinets with storage galore
Modern kitchen appliances
Ample size entry level utility washroom
Local Muddy Creek Mountain Stone fireplace with natural gas logs. Excellent in case electric is off
Flooring oak hardwood, engineered oak and vinyl
Oak hardwood staircase
Solid surface kitchen counter tops
Appliances convey include electric range/oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, ceiling fans.
Scuttle hole attic access
Central heat and air conditioning
Natural gas Heil furnace
Rheem heat pump
Detached 2 car plus garage with kitchenette, 40′ x 24′ with water, gas kitchen range and an antique wood cook stove in place
Partial basement utility area
Small storage shed
Public water
Public sewer
Landline phone available
Metal roof
Heavy duty wide width vinyl siding exterior
Foundation rock and concrete
Electric water heater, 40 gallon
Updated electric
Propane gas by Highland Propane
High Speed internet available
Good cell reception
Landline phone available
Sheriff’s Department police service
Weekly trash pickup available

Living Room 20′ 7 x 14′ 1
Kitchen 13′ 2 x 17′ 1 and kitchen hallway 3′ 8 x 8′
Den 14′ 2 x 14′ 7
Bedroom 1, downstairs 14’7 x 9′ 3 no closet
Master bedroom, upstairs 13′ 9 x 14′ 1
Bedroom 3 upstairs 11′ 1 x 13′ 6
Bedroom 4 upstairs 13′ 9 x 14′ 1
Bedroom 5 upstairs 14′ 2 x 14′ 1
Downstairs Bath (full) 9′ 2 x 7′ 1 shower stall
Upstairs bath 5′ x 13′ 2 antique tub
Office 8′ 1 x 13′ 7
Covered east side porch 18′ x 8′ 6
Patio at east side porch, open not covered 15′ x 24′
Covered front porch 8′ x 34′ 7

Location (long, lat):
(-80.544312, 37.587844)
Location (UTM 17N):
(540231, 4160184)

Elevation: About 2076 ft
Address: 105 Main Street (Reed Street), Union, WV 24983

Legal description: PT. LOT MAIN ST. 20′ X 255.8′ X IRR – LOT MAIN ST. 50′ X 68 ‘ X 50’. – LOT 1 MITCHELL SD #7 74.75 X 118 X 74.75 X 111 – LOT 2 MITCHELL S D #7 74.75 X 111 X 74.75 X 106
Taxes: $619.37
Tax District: 8 Union Corp.
Tax map 3
Parcels 88, 90, 115 and 117
Deed Book 246 Page 636

Monroe County School District
Public Elementary School:
Union Elementary School
Public High School:
James Monroe High School

The Ratliff Homeplace is located in the charming village of Union, which is the Monroe County seat. Banking, healthcare facilities, drugstore, grocery, hardware, auto parts, and farm supply are readily available in nearby Union and Peterstown. There are no fast-food restaurants but there are local restaurants that are great places to meet friends and enjoy a great home-cooked meal.
Some of the friendliest people in West Virginia can be found in Monroe County. Monroe County has a population of about 13,000 residents and does not have a stoplight and has more cattle and sheep than people. Monroe County is a special area with interesting folks, both “born and raised” and newer members from many different states. People from all walks of life reside in harmony in this lovely pastoral setting. Located south of Union, near Rock Camp, and west of Blacksburg, VA, the parcel offers those from urban areas the opportunity for a rural retreat well within a half days drive to Washington, DC, and Charlotte, NC.
Shortly after Monroe County was created, James Alexander offered 25 acres of land, including a lot for a courthouse which in time became the town of Union. On January 6, 1800, the Virginia Assembly passed an act creating the town of Union. The Monroe County Historical Society preserves several historic structures in the town, including the Caperton Law Office, Owen Neel House, Clark-Wisemen House, Ames Clair Hall, and the Old Baptist Church. The Union Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
The Town of Peterstown is about one-half hour down the road from Union. Banking, healthcare facilities, drugstore, grocery, hardware, auto parts, and farm supply are readily available in Peterstown. The town is on the border with Virginia and Virginia Tech is less than an hour from Peterstown.
Peterstown was chartered in 1803 by the Virginia General Assembly, incorporated in 1892 by the Circuit Court. Peterstown was named for Christian Peters, Revolutionary war soldier, who settled nearby and founded the town shortly after the Revolutionary War. The town is the site of the 1928 discovery of the 34.48 carats (6.896 g) Jones Diamond by Grover C. Jones and his son, William “Punch” Jones.
Fountain Springs Golf Course located along U. S. Route 219, at 93 Fountain Springs Dr, Peterstown, is an 18-hole public course. From the back tees, the course plays over 6278 yards with a slope of 120 and a rating of 70.4. Fountain Springs was designed by Russell Breeden and opened in 1998.
Historic Lewisburg is located just 1 hour to the North with all the charm of a small town and all the amenities of a larger city. Designated the “Coolest Small Town in America” in 2011, fine dining, arts, and entertainment flourish in the Lewisburg area while “big box” stores like Walmart and Lowes are also available along with the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center and other medical services.
Lewisburg is also home to Carnegie Hall, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine, a community college, and is the county seat for Greenbrier County. The Greenbrier Valley Airport with daily flights to Atlanta and Washington, DC is located just outside of Lewisburg. The world-famous Greenbrier Resort is a 30-minute drive and Snowshoe Ski Resort is within a 2-hour drive as well.
Within an hour to two-hour drive are located some of the finest recreational facilities in West Virginia. Snowshoe Ski Resort, whitewater rafting/fishing on the Greenbrier, New River and Gauley River, 2000-acre Bluestone Lake, 919,000-acre Monongahela National Forest, and the 80,000-acre New River National Gorge National Park. Five other area state parks and state forests offer unlimited hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding, and rock-climbing opportunities.

The Ratliff Homeplace is just east from the Courthouse take US Rt. 219 South for 2 blocks, at the 4-way stop, go straight towards the school and turn onto Reed Street. Signs are posted.

Randy S. Burdette, call or text 304.667.2897


1029 Washington Street E., Lewisburg, WV 24901

Richard Grist. Broker, Forester, Auctioneer.

Office phone 304-645-7674


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