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116 Acres farm with House and Ponds and Creeks and timber; Baker Co. GA
Location and Access: Big Oak Farm, located in western Baker County Georgia in between Newton and Damascus is a beautiful productive farm bordered on the west by the tranquil county graded Big Oak Road and bordered on the south by Georgia Highway 200.
Farming and Soils: Desirable Tifton loamy sand soils makes the +-63.5 acres of fields ideal for farming, or leasing to a farmer. The current farm lease generates $4400 per year with two years remaining on the lease. Crop allotments are 28.5 acres cotton, 18.1 acres peanuts, and 13 acres wheat.
Creeks and Ponds: Little Cypress Creek and one of its tributaries are located on Big Oak Farm. These creeks are intermittent, and provide great wildlife habitat and a seasonal water source for the ponds and wildlife. The tributary on the north end of the farm has a mix of hardwood, cypress, pine and brush. On the west end of the tributary are two beautiful ponds linked by a canal with a scenic arched wooden foot bridge. The larger +-0.7 acre pond has stately cypress trees in it, and both ponds and the canal are supplemented with well water as needed.
House and Yard: The traditional farm house, built in 1922 with three bedrooms and one bath, sits on a beautiful +-1.5 acre site full of shade from six huge pecan trees, a fig tree, a pear tree, magnolia, and other species of trees and shrubs. The well maintained yard is inviting, and there is a nice barn with shelter for yard equipment and tractor. A rustic split-rail fence is a nice touch to the home site, and heart pine flooring and walls and ceilings add significant value to the farm house. The house may be suitable as is for a hunting camp or weekend get away, and is an ideal restoration project with unlimited possibilities. Many restoration steps have been completed by the seller. There is 1240 square feet of living space, 424 square feet of front and back porch, and a car port in the back. The house is offered “as is”.
Timber: The creek flowing through the north end has +-6 acres hardwood and cypress trees in the bottom, and is flanked on both sides with +-6.5 acres of hardwood and pine trees. The woods on the southern end are cutover, with +-3.5 acres of hardwoods left along Little Cypress Creek, and large scattered oaks are left as well. The +-31 acres of cutover can be maintained as is with periodic burning, which will promote desirable wildlife habitat. Alternatively, the cutover could be planted in pine for future income and upland pine habitat.
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