For hunters, nature lovers and timber growers the mixed pine and hardwood forest on this site is an outstanding example of sandy upland Sand Hills forests. A combination of planted loblolly pine, white oaks, red oaks and sweetgum provide multiple forest management opportunities. The forestry aspect provides current cash flow potential and future timber growth prospects. The presence of white oak, red oak, beech and an assortment of understory plants might appeal to those interested in wildlife habitat quality or just enjoyment of the forest. A variety of holly, magnolia, post oak, maple and basswood demonstrate the presence of well-drained sandy soils.
The timber has been managed since 1957, with tree plantings and harvests through the years. An old field in the Brady Creek bottom area immediately south of the creek was planted with loblolly pine in 1997, and is an impressive stand of timber. Subsequent thinning harvests on this property were done with an eye to long term management, with the most recent harvest around 2015 was selectively marked by a professional forester.
To a large extent the forest is semi- to fully open and is easy to walk. There are locations in the uplands on ridges and high plateau areas that would appear to be suitable for potential building. This Property has portions of two streams on it, with the perennial Brady Creek crossing the northeastern section. A smaller spring-fed branch makes up the southwestern-most boundary. This stream still had some flowing water in it as of the first of September 2023, after a very long dry period.
The area north of Brady Creek contains the old original farmstead dating from the 1830s, and is evidenced by the old log dog-run house located there. The seller indicated that their ancestors added the second room to the original single-room house and converted it to the present dog-run in the 1840s. While the house is not habitable and has not been assessed with any value, it is an interesting historical artifact. There is a water well of unknown depth or utility located just off of the southwest corner of the old log house, indicated by the above-ground cement pipe.
This property is located a short drive from supplies, shopping and health care in Center. The land is about four miles off of Highway 96 on a county road six miles south of Center, with all but the last quarter-mile on oil-topped road. County Road 1036 has about a half-mile of frontage on the Property, and appears to have been well-maintained with rock, a modern concrete-and-steel bridge, and turnouts.
This property is currently under Ag/Timber Valuation on the taxes. Land taxes using the Shelby Appraisal District 2023 Tax records are shown as $278.97 with timber/ag exemptions. Land may be subject to agricultural or other valuations that may be subject to roll back taxes if the use of the land is changed or a new application for such valuation is not tendered to the appropriate appraisal district by the purchaser. Land use valuation status is tied to the landowner, not to the land. Seller nor TerraStone Land Company can guarantee qualification for any special use valuations. A purchaser will be responsible to verify tax status, rollback provisions, and/or apply for Ag/Timber Valuation at the County Appraisal District. See Shelby CAD and Texas Comptroller websites.
The Sellers do not own any oil & gas minerals, and thus they are not available through this offering.
No seller financing is available.
Electric Power (Deep East Texas Electric Coop) is about 1200 feet to the north of the Property along CR 1036 at CR 1011. 880 Texas Hwy 21 East, San Augustine, Texas 75972 phone 936-229-4000
Telephone line along county road.
No improvements are known to be on the property.
Most Residents in the area are evidently on septic systems. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality oversees the regulation of on-site sewage facility (OSSF) and licenses installers.
Community water is indicated by a water meter box about half of a mile to the north on CR 1011, and is shown to be Choice Water Supply Corporation, PO Box 1409, Center, TX 75935 – 936-590-9177. The water line may be closer within a quarter-mile of the property but this is not verified.
The land is in the Center ISD School District.
It is assumed there may be FEMA floodplain along the major creeks; Shelby County is not mapped. The soil along the creeks is classed as being occasionally flooded.
There is one known gas pipeline on this Property running across the southwestern corner as shown on the mapping.
See downloadable maps and documents.
To arrange site visits, please contact listing agent Mark Brian at 936-590-0986, or the TerraStone office at 936-590-4909. Buyers agents are required to contact listing agent to arrange site visits and are required to accompany potential buyers at the time of the first visit. Failure to disclose as a buyers agent or lack of presence upon first site visit will result in co-broker compensation being at discretion of listing agent. A 3% co-broker fee is offered on this property. The listing agent is willing to accompany Buyers Agents as a guide if requested and given sufficient notice.
TerraStone Land Company strives to gather good information concerning listed properties from reliable sources, but cannot guarantee the accuracy of said data, including but not limited to boundary line locations, acreages, fence lines, tree ages, timber volumes, timber value, legal title, environmental hazards, condition of improvements, legal access, utility services, or site suitability for agricultural or forestry use. All maps are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not survey plats. Unless specifically stated, no formal land surveying by a licensed surveyor has been used in determining acreages. Aerial and ground photography may include neighboring properties that are not included in this offering, and such photography is intended for general use only. TLC recommends that potential buyers examine the offered property to their own satisfaction, and are strongly urged to verify all pertinent facts for themselves. TLC is not responsible for errors, omissions, offering withdrawal or price modifications.