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Kitchen Branch Headwater

Property Details

Location: Cuthbert, Randolph County, GA
Price: $1,300,000
Acres: 525.27
Type: Timberland

Introduction

Now is your chance to own a property that has been in the same family for generations. The property offers mature timber for immediate income or you can create a private getaway. Also, newly planted loblolly pine provides the opportunity for future income. The property exhibits excellent viewpoints with rolling topography and vistas towards Lake Walter F. George.

Location

Located in west Randolph County, Georgia, Kitchen Branch Headwaters is situated in the Red Hills part of West Georgia near Lake Walter F. George. The area is defined by rolling to steep topography comprised of upland pine sites and bottomland hardwood sites along the streams and tributaries. The property is located approximately 8 miles southwest of Cuthbert, Georgia.

The region has many protected natural features, such as Providence Canyon to the north and Kolomoki Mounds State Park to the south. George T. Bagby State Park and Lodge at Lake Walter F. George is 14.5 miles west and has camping and recreation amenities.

Eufaula, Alabama, is located 26 miles to the northwest and has a population of 12,675 (2021). U.S. Highway 27 and U.S. Highway 82 intersect in Cuthbert, Georgia, providing major travel access north, south, east, and west. Numerous county paved roads provide alternate access throughout the region. Albany, Georgia, is only 51 miles to the east, and Columbus, Georgia, is just 65 miles to the north.

Access

The property has approximately 1 mile of road frontage on County Road 164 – Cotton Hill Road, a county-maintained paved road. On the east boundary, an access road on the adjoining property has historically been used to access the northern portion of the property north of the headwaters of Kitchen Branch. This road crosses the northern end of the property and extends back onto the adjoining owner’s property. Along County Road 164 – Cotton Hill Road, three entrance points provide access to the southern portion of the property south of the headwaters of Kitchen Branch.

Detailed Directions: From downtown Cuthbert, take U.S. Highway 82 – College Street west 1.9 miles to County Road 266 – Creek Indian Trail Scenic Highway, turn left on County Road 266 – Creek Indian Trail Scenic Highway, and travel 1.2 miles to County Road 164 – Cotton Hill Road, turn right on County Road 164 – Cotton Hill Road and travel 5 miles to the eastern property boundary at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

 

Site Description

The terrain on the property consists of flat uplands to slightly steep slopes dropping into the streams and tributaries of Kitchen Branch. Elevation ranges from 490 feet above sea level to 330 feet above sea level. Soils consist of Ailey-Cowarts complex (41.5%), Nankin-Cowarts complex (25.7%), Orangeburg loamy sand (24.5%), Faceville sandy loam (6.3%), Kinston and Bibb soils (1.0%), Orangeburg sandy loam (0.6%), and Lucy loamy sand (0.4%) which are all well-drained soils for all weather timber harvesting. Site index base age 50 ranges from 75 to 100, which is ideal for timber production.

The headwaters of Kitchen Branch starts in the south-central portion of the property and extends northwest to the western property boundary. Views on the northern portion of the property allow for great vistas towards Lake Walter F. George, overlooking adjacent timber lands and rolling topography. The southern portion of the property has two flat topography areas ideal for house site development. One is approximately 45 acres and the second area is approximately 40 acres.

There is abundant wildlife on the property, mostly consisting of whitetail deer and eastern wild turkey. Extensive game signs can easily be found throughout the property.

The upland mature loblolly pine is excellent for nature walks or outdoor recreation. Nature exploring through the uplands down into the streams and tributaries provides excellent adventures to observe various forest types and natural features.

 

Timber

The property is fully timbered, consisting of planted 1-year-old loblolly pine plantation, 4-year-old loblolly pine plantation, 16-year-old loblolly pine plantation, 24-year-old loblolly pine plantation, 30-year-old loblolly pine plantation, 35-year-old loblolly pine plantation, and natural mixed species timber stands.

F&W Forestry Services, Inc. conducted a timber inventory in October of 2023. A total of 114 samples were placed on 242 merchantable acres to derive the merchantable timber volumes below.  The statistical accuracy for the merchantable stands resulted in +/- 7.4% at the 95% Confidence Interval.

Premerchantable pine plantations received 55 samples placed on 269 acres to derive the stocking levels for the premerchantable stands.

The current stocking levels of the pre-merchantable stands are as follows:

  • 1-year-old loblolly pine plantation – 514 TPA
  • 4-year-old loblolly pine plantation – 580 TPA
  • 11-year-old natural loblolly stand – 340 TPA

Depending on the purchasers’ management objectives, the merchantable planted loblolly stands can be managed in various ways including but not limited to:

  • Clear-cutting to generate immediate cash from the mature planted stands.
  • Thinning to create initial cash flow and allowing residual stands to grow while enhancing wildlife habitat.
  • Leave in the current state for hunting and recreation.

The premerchantable loblolly pine plantations will continue to grow to merchantability. Typically, around age 15, pine plantations can be first thinned. Timing will all depend on the stand development and growth of the trees.

 

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