The Weathers Farm is 1,123+/- Contiguous acres of the prettiest rolling pastures, and hardwood ridges you will find. Located in between McLemore Cove and Chickamauga in NW Georgia, the entire area, along with the Richard B. Lane House located on the property, are steeped in Civil War History. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Locating a property of this size and caliber is almost unheard of in the region.
Make no mistake, this property is a working cattle farm, with all the fencing needed for rotational grazing. Currently the owner runs a commercial Angus-based herd of about 60 cows on the 400+ acres of pasture, but also had a purebred Charolais herd at one time. This farm should easily be self sufficient in grazing and hay production for about 175 cattle/animal units. Grazing and hay is primarily made up of fescue with use of some cool-season annuals like ryegrass. Pittman and Bailey Branch flow through the property providing adequate drinking water for livestock. There is a large hay and equipment barn, an old livestock barn, two silos, an old feedlot, and four older poultry houses being used for hay and storage on the farm. There is an additional 100-200 acres currently in timber that could potentially be converted into grazing land.
The Lane House
The current owners, who have held this property over 50 years, completed a major renovation of the Lane House with a keen eye toward restoration. Comprised of three levels, the Gothic Revival style home contains a total of 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and two kitchens. The home has central heat and air, with propane heat as well. All of the fireplaces in the home are sealed off for use with gas logs. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places as “The Lane House”.
The main, ground level of the home is brick exterior with brick floors. There are are 2 bedrooms 1 bath, a kitchen, and den with fireplace. Many of the windows throughout this level have wide, heart-pine lower seals suitable for a window seat. Moving up to the second level there’s a formal entry, parlor, full kitchen and dining area, 1 bedroom, 2 baths, a dressing room, and 4 fireplaces located throughout the level. Both the 2nd and 3rd levels have high 12.5' ceilings and heart pine floors. The upper level has 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, and astounding views of the surrounding mountains and countryside.
Views & Property
The property is located on the north end of McLemore’s Cove and is on the west side of Pigeon Mountain. The West side of the property, located on Cove Road is rolling pasturelands interspersed with patches of hardwood woodlands. There are abundant views of Lookout Mountain to the west all along the knolls throughout this portion of the property. The main home is located near the center of the property along the line separating the rolling grazing lands from the more mountainous wooded terrain along Pigeon Mountain to the east. There are multiple trails through the woodland ridges and valleys along this portion that rises to almost 500' above the westernmost portions of The Weathers Farm. Large white oaks, shagbark hickory, and other species are located along these trails and ridges. Multiple springs originating on the farm flow together helping form the headwaters of Pittman Branch and Bailey Branch. Deer and turkey are plentiful here. One mile of the southern boundary is alongside the Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area.
Civil War History
It’s been storied that the home, The Lane House, was used as a hospital for both the Union and Confederate Armies at different times during the War. Chickamauga is where General Bragg’s Army of Tennessee defeated the Union forces led by General William Rosecrans in September of 1863. Even a future President, James Garfield, was part of the Union forces that fought here. Over 34,000 men lost their lives in the second bloodiest battle of the Civil War, behind Gettysburg.
Chattanooga is a short half hour drive along Georgia Highway 193, which comes within 3.2 miles of The Weathers Farm. LaFayette, GA, along US Hwy 27, is just 6.7 miles away.
The nearest airport, Barwick-LaFayette 9A5, is 11.7 miles from The Weathers Farm and has 5,350' x 75' runway according to next nearest airport is the Chattanooga Airport CHA. It’s just 28 miles away.
The property entrance is on a small paved county road named Cove Road. Weathers Drive is named for E-911 purposes, and is not a public road. The east side of the property runs along State Route 136.
Downtown Atlanta is 100 miles, Marietta is 90 minutes, along I-75.
Interstate 75 is 26 miles to it’s nearest access in Dalton, GA and
Interstate 59 is is 19 miles to it’s nearest access in Trenton, GA.
The setting would be ideal for someone looking for a nice ranch to run a registered cattle operation or potentially a high-end equestrian property. The hardwood ridges on the east side of the property would make for great trail-riding as well. Other possibilities would include use as a wildlife, hunting, and recreational property, or as a commercial cattle or small-ruminant farm (sheep or goats).
With the desirability of property in McLemore’s Cove, and the rich Civil War history, this property could be a prime candidate for placing in a conservation easement for the tax advantage of the new owner. There is the potential to take advantage of this and continue to use the farm in any of the ways detailed above.
The Weathers Farm is shown strictly by appointment only to pre-qualified buyers. Please do not enter the property without the listing agents, Robert King or Randall Upchurch. Please call for pre-qualification parameters, and appointment times. Property review packages are available upon request.
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