• Price:$180,025
  • Type:Hunting Land, Residential Property, Timberland
  • Address:County Road 1011
  • Acres:38
  • County:Shelby
  • City:Center
  • Status:Available
  • State:Texas
  • Zip:75935


This land is what a lot of people have been looking for over the past few years. It is forested land with county road access and electric power on site; a half hour or less from medical care and shopping; quiet rural area with few scattered neighbors; gentle but interesting terrain with flat areas, ridges and a live creek on one boundary; plenty of level ground to build on; all with a pretty native forest that is producing hardwood and pine timber primarily on uplands.

This land would be excellent for a weekend place, or for a home with built-in recreation in the backyard. The wildlife habitat is in good condition given the native mixed-species forest and Brady Creek. Known locally as the Sand Hills area, the well-drained sandy soils support species such as American holly, beech, post oak, red and Florida maple and basswood. The creeks are sandy-bottomed and Brady Creek is a good-sized perennial stream along the proposed southern boundary. The understory is fairly open and it is easy to traverse this land on foot.

The forest has been carefully managed since 1957, with thinning harvests being done with an eye to long term management, most being selectively marked by a professional forester. The forest is a mix of scattered large, high-quality pine sawtimber, moderate numbers of smaller-sized pine and hardwood trees and a large component of young pine and hardwood.

The combination of native species such as white oak, cherrybark red oak, water oak, black oak, loblolly pine and sweetgum provide multiple forest management opportunities, current cash flow potential and future timber growth prospects. The well-drained sandy loam creek bottom soils along Brady Creek comprise 28% of this parcel, and are highly productive sites for growing timber. The rest of the property is upland sandy loams that are also good soils for forest growth.

The quality and quantity of young white oak and red oak trees on this property really caught this foresters eye given what hardwood sawtimber markets have done on the past few decades, favoring the better-quality hardwoods could be a reasonable long-term management strategy for this land.

The Property being offered is the portion of a 76.978-acre tract located north of Brady Creek, which will make up most of its southern boundary. The acreage of this to-be-surveyed Northern Parcel has been estimated at about 37.9 acres, but will require a new survey to determine the exact acreage. Prospective buyers should be aware that the final acreage could vary beyond 10% of the estimate. The approximately 39 acres laying south of Brady Creek is also being offered for sale separately. If both parcels are still available, the sellers would consider a consolidated offer.

Please note the mapping provided in the downloadable documents section, as well as the original deed to the parent 76.978-acre tract. The eastern boundary is County Road 1036; the western boundary is an old up-and-down fence and partially blazed line through the woods; the northern boundary appears to follow an old fence along the powerline but not touching County Road 1011, as far as can be determined. About 1,400 feet of County Road 1036 is the eastern boundary, running from the intersection of CR 1036 and CR 1011 south to Brady Creek at the concrete-and-steel bridge.

The barnyard area of the old original farmstead dating from the 1830s is evidenced by the old barn located in the northern section. The old log house associated with this farmstead is across the county road on a separate property. The barn is not habitable and prospective buyers are cautioned not to enter the barn. It has not been assessed with any value, but it is an interesting historical artifact. There were not any water wells observed on this property, but due caution would be advised around barn area and between it and the county road.

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 six miles south of Center, with all but the last quarter-mile of the county roads being oil-topped.
This property is currently under Ag/Timber Valuation on the taxes. Land taxes for the entire 76.978-acre parent tract using the Shelby Appraisal District 2023 Tax records are shown as $249.51 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.
No oil & gas minerals are available through this offering.
No seller financing is available.
Electric Power (Deep East Texas Electric Coop) is along the north boundary of the Property just south of CR 1011. 880 Texas Hwy 21 East, San Augustine, Texas 75972 phone 936-229-4000
Telephone line along county road, believed to be AT&T, but that is not confirmed.
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.
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 2% 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.


Property Map / Directions

From Loop 500 on south side of Center, south on Hwy 96 for six miles to CR 1012 on right (west), just south of XTO offices. West on CR 1012 for 2.2 miles to CR 1011, left (south) for 1.7 miles to CR 1036 at the northeastern corner of the North Parcel.

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