These are pictures from our property in Mercer County, West Virginia.

50 Acres of mountains, trees, meadows, the perfect retreat.  Build a cabin on the mountain top, walk the trails to the meadow with flowing water streams.  the perfect retreat to write your next novel or get away and commune with nature.
The small town of Athens, which is home to Concord University, is just 8 miles away. Princeton, the Mercer County seat is 15 minutes drive. In Princeton, you will find banking, excellent healthcare facilities, pharmacies, big box stores galore, grocery shopping and great restaurants.

near Island creek which borders the property there is a meadow where a relaxing cabin can sit beside a small creek that snakes its way down the mountain into Island Creek.

Here is some video of the property

the Details

Property located in Pettry, West Viginia

Property Description

Island Creek Oasis is an approximately 50 acre multiple use property located in Mercer County/Summers West Virginia. The hilltop offers gorgeous long-range views and multiple building sites for views of mercer county and Summers county beyond. The meadow has great waterfalls, and meadow area for a dream-like peaceful getaway, for reading, writing, or just getting away from it all. It has great hunting, and plenty of space for walking trails. This would be the perfect spot for creating multiple small tiny house villages for hikers and raft enthusiasts. The mighty New River is 3 miles away as the crow fly’s, maybe 25 miles via roads from the property.

The small town of Athens, which is home to Concord University, is just 15 minutes away. Princeton, the Mercer County seat, is 30 minutes drive. In Princeton, you will find banking, excellent healthcare facilities, pharmacies, big box stores galore, grocery shopping and great restaurants.

The Charleston Airport is located just 90 miles away and is served by most major airlines. The world-famous Greenbrier Resort is about 1-hour drive and Winterplace Ski Resort is just 45 minutes drive.

LOCATION
https://www.google.com/maps/place/37%C2%B027’39.4%22N+80%C2%B054’19.6%22W/@37.4621732,-80.9118992,16z

Island creek Oasis is located in Mercer County, West Virginia, about 20 minutes east of Athens, WV.

Take hwy 9 out of Athens to Red Sulphur turnpike, Continue on 18 past Church of Christ at pettrey. Continue on 18/ Hilltop Laurel Creek Rd. which turns into 28, take the gravel road right, Island Creek Road (hilltop Baptist church will be just past Island Creek road)
Go down the hill to first turn left, the property line starts at the left turn. This is the best access to the hilltop with trails down to the meadow.

The property starts at the curve left and follows the road down to 22/04

Land Use

Island Creek Oasis has about 50 acres growing in a very beautiful forest.  Acres of gently rolling meadow, and woodlots. The soils and elevation would be well suited for establishing a vineyard or fruit orchard.
The fencing is spotty in some areas and would need to be improved before turning in livestock.  The Marcellus Shale may underlay the property. The east coast Marcellus Shale Region is thought to contain enough natural gas to power the United States for over 100 years.

Currently the oil and gas rights are not leased. All mineral rights the seller owns will transfer to the purchaser at closing. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to have an attorney do a title search prior to purchasing. There are no known coal reserves underlying the property.

UTILITIES

Satellite providers such as Hughes Net provide high speed internet service. Television reception may be provided by either DIRECTV or Dish Network.

Cell phone coverage is adequate in most places on the property.

ZONING

There is currently no county zoning in this area of Mercer County. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to contact the Mercer County Health Department for answers regarding installation of septic systems and water wells. Further information on county zoning may be answered by contacting the Mercer County Commission.

TAXES AND DEED INFORMATION
Taxes for 2017 were assessed in the amount of $206.74
Map Parcel 15/00070000

PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Mercer County School District

Public Elementary Schools:
Mercer County Early Learning Center (PD-K)
Princeton Primary School (K-2)
Mercer Elementary School (3-5)

Public Middle Schools:
Princeton Middle School

Public High School:
Princeton High School

BLUESTONE LAKE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA 18,019 ACRES OF LAND AND WATER
Bluestone Lake Wildlife Management Area is a wildlife management area (WMA) surrounding Bluestone Lake and the New River. The section of the lake from just upstream of the Bluestone River to Bluestone Dam is in Bluestone State Park; the rest of the lake in West Virginia basin comprises Bluestone WMA. Altogether, the WMA comprises 18,019 acres of land and water.

Allowable activities include:

Hiking on the 22 miles of trails
Canoeing and boating on the 2000 acre lake and 12 miles stretch along the Bluestone River and New River
Hunting
Fishing
Camping
Horseback riding
Picnicking and rock climbing

DIRECTIONS (8 Miles)
From Athens, travel Vermillion Street past Concord University and this will turn into Red Sulphur Turnpike. Continue on the Red Sulphur Turnpike for 4.7 miles (passing through Pettry at 1.5 miles). Continue on 18 past Church of Christ at pettrey. Continue on 18/ Hilltop Laurel Creek Rd. which turns into 28, take the gravel road right, Island Creek Road (hilltop Baptist church will be just past Island Creek road)

Go down the hill to first turn left, the property line starts at the left turn. This is the best access to the hilltop with trails down to the meadow.From Concord University Athens (Google maps)
Head south on Burch St toward Vermillion St
23 ft
Turn left onto Vermillion St
3 mi
Continue onto Athens – Glen Lyn Rd
8 mi
Continue onto Red Sulphur Turn Pike
1 mi
Continue onto Hill Top – Laurel Creek Rd
6 mi
Turn right to stay on Hill Top – Laurel Creek Rd
8 mi
Continue onto Lick Creek
2 mi
Turn right onto Hilltop Rd
118 ft
Continue straight onto Island Creek

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