If you thought your own fish pond was unachievable read the following. This is a solid investment/family tract of land that includes one old pond, large creek frontage, paved road frontage, timber, wildlife openings, and a fantastic internal road system.
Included are 32 acres of healthy 9-year-old longleaf pines that recently had a prescribed fire carefully run through it. There are about 56 acres of mixed hardwoods some of which are mature big oaks. In the hardwood bottom, there is a great running stream with decent topography. This is where several springs emerge out of the ground. These springs lead to Lindsey Creek which is a year-round running creek that averages about 30 feet in width. Oddly, only 2 acres near the creek are in a flood zone. There is an old pond that is approximately 2-3 acres in size which is currently dry due to the rusted-out overflow pipe. The dam of this old pond is massive and still acts as a road to cross the hardwood bottom that once was a proven fishing pond. This pond could be rehabilitated for a fraction of what a new pond would cost to build. The earthwork has already been done which is the bulk of the cost of building a new pond. Finding an existing property that has a proven pond is expensive and very hard to find making this a dream for anyone wishing to have a pond without all the extra costs of starting from scratch.
This property has several other things going for it such as the overall topography lends itself to farmable ground. The pines are basically set out in old fields that could be inexpensively converted into pastures or some row-crop land. Electricity will come up from 131 with written permission by the current owners. There are 300 feet of paved road frontage on a quiet county road.
Barbour County is well known for its deer hunting and this property is a good example of just that. There is a large hardwood swamp between the northern agriculture and this property making it even more dynamic from a deer hunting perspective. More than one wild covey of Bobwhite Quail has been seen here confirming a balanced healthy habitat.
There is an excellent internal road system that travels through the property. There is additional acreage available joining this tract. The property has approximately 300 feet of road frontage on County Road 41 with good neighbors in the surrounding area.
Location: This property is 5 miles north of Blue Springs, 19 miles north of Ariton, 19.5 miles west of Abbeville, and 28 miles west of Eufaula.
Access: From Blue Springs head east on AL-10 E toward County Road 41 for 1.1 miles. Turn left onto County Road 41 and the destination will be on the right in 4 miles. It is less than 1 mile north of 131 and is the second new gate on the right.