• Price:$175,500
  • Type:Recreational Property, Residential Property, Timberland
  • Address:County Road 1036
  • Acres:39
  • County:Shelby
  • City:Center
  • Status:Sold
  • State:Texas
  • Zip:75935


This is an attractive property with a nice bottomland on a perennial creek and uplands in its southern area. This land would be excellent for a weekend place, a hunting camp or just for growing timber. It has excellent county road access; is a half hour or less from medical care and shopping; located in a quiet rural area with few scattered neighbors; and has highly productive well-drained bottomland soils supporting a native pine and hardwood forest.

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, with a fair-sized wet weather creek running south to north from the south boundary to Brady Creek, which is a good-sized perennial stream along the proposed northern boundary. The understory is fairly open and it is easy to traverse this land on foot. The wildlife habitat is in good condition given the native mixed-species forest and Brady Creek.

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 dominated by scattered patches of large, high-quality pine sawtimber, moderate numbers of smaller-sized pine and hardwood trees and a decent component of young pine and hardwood. There are several dense patches of larger pine sawlogs that have heavy volumes per acre.

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 55% 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.

This Property being offered is the portion of a 76.978-acre tract located south of Brady Creek, which will make up its northern and western boundary. The acreage of this to-be-surveyed Southern Parcel has been estimated at about 39 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 37.9 acres laying north 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 and northern boundary is Brady Creek; the southern boundary is unmarked through the woods. About 1,600 feet of County Road 1036 is the eastern boundary, running from Brady Creek at the concrete-and-steel bridge south to the southeastern corner in the vicinity of a T-post in the western road ditch.

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 half-mile of the county roads being oil-topped.
This property is currently under Ag/Timber Valuation on the taxes. Land taxes on the entire 76.978 acres 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 located about 1,500 feet north of this parcel along the north boundary of the North Parcel boundary 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 three-quarters 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 half-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, straight ahead (south) on CR 1036 for a quarter-mile across Brady Creek bridge to property on the right.

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