Asking Price:  $1,100,000

Property Size:  355 acres

Location:  Quitman, Georgia

Category:  Hunting & Recreational Land, Vacant Land

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Property Description

Announcing, Mary’s Farm, 355 acres nestled in the heart of big deer country in southern brooks county just 5 miles south of Quitman GA!

This is a gentleman’s farm located in the Red Hills region of southwest Georgia, managed under strict QDMA deer management guidelines for the last 15 years. The property has been in the same family for over 65 years, originally acquired by the Thagard family in 1947 and passed down to the current generation. Gently rolling hills and majestic oaks along with mature pines scattered through quail and dove fields make this farm an incredible opportunity in one of the best locations in the southeast for premier plantation quality properties. Adjoined by Pinckney Hill Plantation on the south and east and the McGriff and Petway farms on the north, this gentleman’s farm is situated between three large, pristine plantation properties giving it both security and continuity of use only these types of neighbors can provide! Blackwater Plantation is only ¾’s mile south on both sides of Blair Road, Tamathli and Findlayson Plantations are also in the immediate area.

Pinckney Hill has been owned by the Gerry Family since 1966 and now encompasses 16,000 acres surrounding Quitman. This is one of the south’s premier old family plantations and has earned that reputation with time. As you ride Mary’s farm the views of the old plantation over gently rolling hills covered in stately pines is simply breathtaking for the outdoor enthusiast. The McGriff and Petway farms, acquired in 1987, encompass 720 acres and provide additional security and another sound management partner. Game of all kinds needs safe, contiguous travel corridors of well managed land to travel and feed. Countless studies have proven that the greater the block of continuous, like managed land that can be assembled the greater the benefit to all the landowners. The co-operative concept continues to grow in popularity and there is no greater example than Mary’s farm.

This property has been bow hunted by deer enthusiasts in the immediate family for the last 3 years and the deer habitat could not be better. Southern Brooks County has quickly jumped to the top of the premier deer hunting zip codes with multiple Boone and Crockett bucks harvested in the last 3 years alone. The quality of deer harvested on this property and on surrounding plantations and farms rivals even the best deer counties in the country. See the attached photo journal for pictures of recent southern Brooks County Whitetails.

Property Features

  • 355 total acres (source – property owner)
  • 256.45 upland acres (72.1%)
  • 229.04 acres in planted pine – majority of which are 24 and 25 yrs old
  • According to a timber cruise completed in 2013 by Hadley Enterprises the timber value is $145,740 or $411 per total acre
  • 99 acres in natural hardwood forest
  • 27.5 acres in fields, improvements and homesite
  • 135.7 acres in CRP, expiring in 2022
  • Total annual CRP payment of $10,720
  • Soils on the uplands are primarily Orangeburg loamy sands; on the lowlands primarily Alapaha loamy sand and Grady soils. The upland lands are generally 2-8% slope and well suited for agricultural purposes or planted pines with a site index of 90-100, which is excellent
  • 3.5 acre natural, spring fed pond
  • 2 – 4” deep water wells
  • 12 acre dove field
  • 2,880 SF Equipment Barn and old Tobacco Barn
  • Main House – 1,825 SF, 1 story brick structure, 2 bedroom and 1.5 baths
  • Well and septic with central heating and cooling, hardwood floors and fireplace
  • Frontage on CR 117 or Thagard Road (4,600’) and CR 119 or Blair Road (1,125’) – both county maintained roads
  • Parcels 072-0009 and 072-0010 Brooks County Tax Assessor
  • Current property taxes are $3,132.15