0 MT ZION RD , Ferguson, North Carolina, 28624
Nestled in a very accessible but private area only 5 min. from Blue Ridge Parkway in Northwestern North Carolina is this remarkably beautiful and pristine 2600 acres that offers everything one could hope to find on a piece of mountain land.
Fish the many miles of private trout habitat in streams that will enchant you. Take the time to enjoy the views from the mountain top vistas look out from more than ten miles of mountains and ridges. Stroll along the edges of more than fifteen miles of streams. Admire the mature forest that entices you to take new trails while hiking their beautiful open wooded areas.
Discover the many different lakes that invite you to stop and enjoy them or wet a hook as you explore the diversity of the different areas of the land. Explore the four upper mountain basins, each with its distinct character, history, and unique appeal that will cause you to wonder how it would have been to live in times past in these wonderful places of solitude.
Create the equestrian center of your dreams in the large lower basin with grazing areas and hay meadows, horse facilities, and other improvements that compliment this use. Also in this lower basin you will find several lakes and 2 major trout streams that flow through the meadows before they converge near the lower end of the largest meadow.
Return to the days of yesterday as you uncover the treasures offered at the more than fifty old homesteads on the property. And when you need to be inspired, take a hike, horseback ride or trail vehicle to one of the 3 (yes 3) significant water features that grace this land.
These special gifts of nature are each very different. The "Laurel Falls" is 180 ft. tall and is located at the lower end of one of the upper basins making this falls easily accessible. The "Old Mill Falls" is a combination of several falls with the last of these being the largest as it drops into a large swimming hole. The "Bridal Falls" is so named as it can be seen as a veil over the face of a bride as it spreads over her face and shoulders.
These falls will remind you of what you expect to find in a State of National Park. It has been and continues to be the desire of the NC State Park Service to include this property in their park system. Their effort in 2007-2008 to purchase it was complete and ready to close until the financial crisis caused all State acquisitions to be halted.
This property and its splendor have been a well-kept secret from many years and now after a generation of effort to assemble its present state the largest tract of ground remaining in Northwestern North Carolina can be yours. The evidence of Native American use of this ground is extensive and when the original Settlers arrived they chose this area of land for their homesteads.
One of the upper basins that had a one room County School was named "Hamby Town" and the lower basin had a County Store with a US Post Office (18_ until 195_) and was named "Mt. Zion". The original settlers are buried in the graveyard on the property and also laid to rest there is the author given credit for penning the "Ballad of Tom Dooley". The events that inspired the song occurred in this community.
Daniel Boone chose to build four homes and spend the major portion of his adult life a few miles down the creek on the Yadkin River. He traveled through this property many times on his explorations westward.
Located at the absolutely most desirable year around mountain living altitude in all of North Carolina and arguably the best location in the Eastern United States that consistently gives you four evenly balanced seasons with moderate temperatures without the extreme lows and highs. These 2600 acres are uniquely private but accessible to many locations.
Travel to US 421(four lane) highway in less than 2 min. to the Blue Ridge Parkway in 5 min., to Boone, NC in approx. 15 min., to Blowing Rock, NC in approx. 20 min., to West Jefferson, NC in approx. 25 min., and to Wilkesboro, NC in less than 20 min.
There are many opportunities available to the right buyer. Conservation Easement options, donation options, development opportunities, and the ownership of the LAST great legacy property in North Carolina are some of the opportunities that are available to the new owner. An ownership structure is in place that will maximize the numbers for conservation easement or donation.
The appraisers of the property have indicated that more than 85% of this property can be used for building. Combine this level of potential usage with no evidence of rock, the best location in this part of the State and the scarcity of land factor that exist in this area and you have the best possible upside potential for value increase.
This property will give a new owner "Pride of Ownership" while providing many options for its future use. It is very fairly VALUE PRICED at $14,600,000. Broker/Trustee