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SUMTER Co. Al. 1,057+/- ACRES
LOCATION: Southeast Sumter Co. fronting the Tombigbee River near the community of Whitfield, approximately 15 miles south of Demopolis and 20 miles north of Butler.
SIZE: Land, 1,057+/- acres.
TERRAIN: Gently rolling to rolling with elevations ranging from 45/ft. along Tombigbee River bank to 145+/-/ft. in higher elevation. Soil types in higher elevations consists of Wilcox-Luvern, Savannah Loam and Escambia Sandy Loam. These soil types are excellent pine and hardwood timber producing soil types. This area consists of planted pine with some hardwoods in the drains. Soil types in the lower elevations, along drains and the Tombigbee River consists of Alamuchee-Mooreville, an excellent timber producing soil type and is currently in bottomland hardwoods with some planted pines on ridges.
LAND USE: Hunting recreation, timber, real estate and water front development, conservation easement.
PRICE: $3,400,000. ($3,216 per acre)
The property is located on top of Black Bluff, one of the highest elevations on the Tombigbee River that keeps much of the property out of the flood plain.
Excellent access, property fronts a paved county road and has excellent interior road system. There is also underground power and county water on the property.
2.44+/- miles of river frontage on the beautiful Tombigbee River. The River is also an excellent area for fishing, boating and skiing and is a US navigable water way. Also there is future water front development with easy access off the paved county road and high river bank elevation. In addition this property would be a good candidate for a conservation easement that could provide a meaningful tax savings.
Well managed timber stands on superb soil site indexes provide for an excellent timber investment. In addition
This property has all of the factors that make for an excellent timber investment such as: good soil types, well stocked timber stands located in one of the best timber markets in the state with multiple competing wood mills and a property that can be logged in the wetter winter months when timber prices tend to be higher. The timber stands consists of 525+/- acres of merchantable planted pine ranging in age from 15 years to 32 years old with most of the timber stands scheduled to go through a product class change over the next 5 to 10 years converting from pulp and chip-insaw to saw timber and poles that will result in a higher unite price and more tonnage. There is also 80+/- acres of per merchantable 8 year old planted pines. All of these pine stands have been professionally managed with excellent planting site prep, herbicide control and prescribed burning. There is 415+/-acres of bottomland hardwoods with a good mix of oak species that adds to the wildlife diversity.
Well managed 8+/- acre and 5+/- acre bass lake and a 2+/- acre catfish pond.
Miles of internal roads for easy access throughout the property and large open wildlife food plots make for a more enjoyable hunting experience.
This property possess all of the attributes that affect the value of recreation property such as: location, ingress & egress, timber quality, lakes, joining land owners quality of wildlife and the overall beauty of the property. This property has it all, from a wildlife habitat stand point ranging from mature upland pines, old growth bottom land hardwoods, open fields, duck ponds and excellent bass lakes. The hunting along the Tombigbee River Region host some of the best hunting in the southeast and is known for trophy deer and turkey in addition to excellent waterfowl and wild hogs.
As you stand atop of Black Bluff and take in the quiet nature surroundings of the Spanish Moss draped trees and the view of the winding Tombigbee River you realize you are in a special place. A place where you can hear the rich history of the river whispering through the pines. Properties with the qualities of Black Bluff rarely come up for sale. Do not miss out on this unique opportunity. Call for your personal guided tour.