40.11 Acre Beaver Bottoms Ranch priced for quick sale at under $2,450 an acre.
Located 12 miles east of Centerville, Texas in Leon County, and three miles south of Hwy. 7. Coming off Hwy. 7 the terrain drops about 300 feet into a heavily forested hardwood bottom. Pine Creek runs through the property, joining Beaver Dam Creek just south of the property, and that runs into the Trinity River 3.5 miles away. The Beaver Dam Marsh is 1/2 mile away and it's the site of prehistoric Caddo Indian artifacts that show this being an important hunting area for the tribe.
Iím in the wildlife habitat restoration business and had bought the property from a guy here in Cypress where I live. He had acquired it in a business deal but never hunted it. I havenít hunted it either. My plans were to set it up for the grandkids but meanwhile my son and I went in together to buy a property that borders land he owns about 3 miles to the south. So that became a game changer as there is lots of work to do there and I donít have the time, or need to keep this one.
The property is prime habitat for deer, squirrel, and hogs, located 1/2 mile from the Langley Ranch and 3 miles from the Smith Ranch, both nationally known for their high quality hog hunts. Rick Knipe, Regional Biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife (903-536-7122) can tell you that the Trinity River bottoms hosts not only large numbers of deer, but plenty of massive bucks that are very smart and hard to fool. Don't expect to get a shot at one like this Monster
that was taken down stream from the property, but know that they exist.
Starting with an overgrown jungle, I removed most of the non-food trees (sweetgum, ash, etc.) as well as some of the oaks that were badly leaning or too close to each other. That left a variety of oaks and pecans that will be producing more heavily now. Lots of various size thickets where saved for deer resting areas and the tree tops were piled which provide deer bedding along side them. Eventually the tree tops will decompose and add nutrients to the soil.
The creek area was all ash trees which has been cleared making for great food plot areas. It would be an easy project to add a low levee at the south end of the creek to hold water for duck hunting.
I have the property in a Forestry Management exemption with the county, so total annual taxes are only $51.46. Itís also registered with the state which gives you a sales tax exemption on many things you might buy thatís related to forestry. The management plan and sales tax exception will be transferred to the new owner. The existing ranch name can be retained or changed.
The firm price is $98k with me picking up all the closing costs. You will find this to be the cheapest land currently being offered in Leon County. (I've dithered long enough wanting to keep this land as an investment, but I really need to spend my time working on the new property and I need to roll some funds into the project).
The transfer can be done at Guarantee Title in Centerville without having to pay realtor fees, unless you want to pay for that. The survey is still good with the property lines going out to the center of the private roads which border three sides of the property. The northern border is well marked with PVC pipes.
Don't hesitate to send me an email, or call me with any questions. For serious buyers I will be glad to give you a tour of the property.
Directions: From Centerville, drive 12 miles east on Hwy and turn right on 149. Turn left at the Tee and then take the right fork. Continue on 149 until you can make a right turn on 148. Continue on 148 and after the last house on the right and the crawfish ponds, 148 becomes a private road. Continue until you come to a gate and then turn right and drive 1/3rd mile and on your right you will see a 2" diameter white PVC marking the north property line. There is another marker on the west side road and a line of PVC pipe markers all the way across the north side.
40.11 Area Map...
Private road on east side of property. One of the neighboring landowners has a dozer and tractor on site and each summer he spends some time dressing up the roads...