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4843 Stanaford Rd

Prince, WV 25907
  • $100,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 25 Days
  • MLS #: 21-1514
UPDATED: 103 min ago
$100,000
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Few private properties remain for sale so near the center of the newly established New River Gorge National Park & Preserve. Though located near the very heart of the park, the property is fewer than 15 minutes from suburban Beckley, the largest city in southern West Virginia.The steep, wooded tract accommodates two potential homesites. At the front, a quarter-acre of less-sloping land includes a former historic home site--a relic of the community's ghost-town period--and includes a well, septic system, fieldstone walls, and a stone chimney. A second potential homesite at the upper property overlooks a five-mile panorama of the gorge from more than 200 feet above the river. Both sites afford unmatched views of the mountains.The property is located in one of the most popular outdoor recreation areas in the park, in which the park service is developing new recreational resources. The park manages five public campgrounds within five miles of Prince and is adding a sixth campground only two miles away. Backcountry camping is also permitted in the park over much of the area, notably along the river. Park officials have announced plans to open new recreational trails leading along the river and ascending into the local highlands. The tract is within 1,000 feet of the Art Moderne-styled Prince Depot, an active Amtrak station on the New York-Chicago line. Thousands of locals and visitors use the station annually, notably scouts who are visiting the Bechtel National Scout Preserve, home of the Summit, the National Jamboree site for the Boy Scouts of America, a drive of fewer than 10 miles from the property. Though upstream, the New River is renowned for its whitewater rafting, the river at Prince is relatively calm and a destination for warm water fishing and flatwater recreational pursuits such as kayaking, canoeing, and paddle-boarding. Trout streams cascade out of the highlands in every direction. Hunting is a popular pursuit in sections of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. ATTRIBUTES AND HIGHLIGHTS Near the geographic center of the national park Easy access to developing trails and campgrounds Destination for hiking, biking, fishing, and paddling Adjoins national park at its front and rear boundaries Overlooks a five-mile section of the river in its gorge Approximately 10 minutes drive-time to the City of Beckley Approximately 10 minutes drive-time to the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve Neighboring historic structures include the Prince Depot and Prince Brothers Store One of few private properties near the river within the park boundary ABOUT THE NEW RIVER GORGE NATIONAL PARK & PRESERVE This heart-of-the-park tract is located near the center of the newly established New River Gorge National Park & Preserve in the midst of one of the fastest-growing tourism-based economies in West Virginia. In 2020, Congress established the 70,000-acre park, though the National Park Service had managed the area as a "national river" since 1978. The designation has resulted in a revolutionary interest in the region as a destination for travel and residency. Articles in Time, Vogue, and USA Today over the last year have greatly accelerated interest in the area globally, as has television coverage by major networks. Time has since named the park one of the "World's 100 Greatest Places." Long a renowned destination for hiking, biking, rock-climbing, and whitewater rafting, the park has been attracting more than two million visitors annually in recent years. Officials had predicted an increase of more than 20 percent in visitation in its first year, though the increase appeared to be nearer 50 percent as of August 2021. Park officials are proceeding with the development of the central section of the park near Prince as outlined in the park's 2011 Development Plan. Planners are expanding accommodations at five public campgrounds near Prince and are adding a sixth within two miles. New recreational trails are being opened in the immediate area, leading along the river and its tributaries and into the local highlands. Notably, trails are being built that link the gorge at Prince to Beckley and the Bechtel National Scout Reserve and to overlooks and picnic areas at Grandview. Plans also include the completion of a through-the-park trail and backcountry trails that extend to the east and south of Prince. A notable trail in its planning stage ascends to Pinnacle Rock, a formation high on the ridge above Prince and the heart-of-the-park tract. Copies of the 2011 Foundation Plan for the New River Gorge National Park are available through this listing agent. THE HISTORIC GHOST TOWN Much of the community of Prince (pop. 90 residents in 2019) has existed over the last century as a ghost town, though it is enjoying a rejuvenation as a vacation home destination thanks in part to its location within America's newest national park. Restored and preserved historic structures may be found throughout the community, as can be ruins and old stone foundations. The town was established in about 1870 when brothers William and James Prince developed land deeded by their cousin Alfred Beckley, the founder of what's now the nearby City of Beckley. Like many other ghost towns in the New River Gorge, Prince boomed and burst with the rise and fall of coal mining in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The gorge was practically mined out by the early 1900s, after which it reverted to a principally forested state. Landmarks in Prince today include the preserved Prince Brothers Store, which is owned by the park service and adjoins the lower end of the tract. Another important landmark, the Prince Depot is an active Amtrak station that ties the seemingly remote area with the commerce of Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C. The station is a walk of fewer than 1,000 feet from the tract, and the post office at Prince, while not historic, is a walk of fewer than 200 feet. The Stretcher's Neck Tunnel famously allows the railroad here to c

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4843 Stanaford Rd Prince, WV 25907

  • Price: $100,000
  • Status: Active
  • Updated: 103 min ago
  • MLS #: 21-1514
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Few private properties remain for sale so near the center of the newly established New River Gorge National Park & Preserve. Though located near the very heart of the park, the property is fewer than 15 minutes from suburban Beckley, the largest city in southern West Virginia.The steep, wooded tract accommodates two potential homesites. At the front, a quarter-acre of less-sloping land includes a former historic home site--a relic of the community's ghost-town period--and includes a well, septic system, fieldstone walls, and a stone chimney. A second potential homesite at the upper property overlooks a five-mile panorama of the gorge from more than 200 feet above the river. Both sites afford unmatched views of the mountains.The property is located in one of the most popular outdoor recreation areas in the park, in which the park service is developing new recreational resources. The park manages five public campgrounds within five miles of Prince and is adding a sixth campground only two miles away. Backcountry camping is also permitted in the park over much of the area, notably along the river. Park officials have announced plans to open new recreational trails leading along the river and ascending into the local highlands. The tract is within 1,000 feet of the Art Moderne-styled Prince Depot, an active Amtrak station on the New York-Chicago line. Thousands of locals and visitors use the station annually, notably scouts who are visiting the Bechtel National Scout Preserve, home of the Summit, the National Jamboree site for the Boy Scouts of America, a drive of fewer than 10 miles from the property. Though upstream, the New River is renowned for its whitewater rafting, the river at Prince is relatively calm and a destination for warm water fishing and flatwater recreational pursuits such as kayaking, canoeing, and paddle-boarding. Trout streams cascade out of the highlands in every direction. Hunting is a popular pursuit in sections of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. ATTRIBUTES AND HIGHLIGHTS Near the geographic center of the national park Easy access to developing trails and campgrounds Destination for hiking, biking, fishing, and paddling Adjoins national park at its front and rear boundaries Overlooks a five-mile section of the river in its gorge Approximately 10 minutes drive-time to the City of Beckley Approximately 10 minutes drive-time to the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve Neighboring historic structures include the Prince Depot and Prince Brothers Store One of few private properties near the river within the park boundary ABOUT THE NEW RIVER GORGE NATIONAL PARK & PRESERVE This heart-of-the-park tract is located near the center of the newly established New River Gorge National Park & Preserve in the midst of one of the fastest-growing tourism-based economies in West Virginia. In 2020, Congress established the 70,000-acre park, though the National Park Service had managed the area as a "national river" since 1978. The designation has resulted in a revolutionary interest in the region as a destination for travel and residency. Articles in Time, Vogue, and USA Today over the last year have greatly accelerated interest in the area globally, as has television coverage by major networks. Time has since named the park one of the "World's 100 Greatest Places." Long a renowned destination for hiking, biking, rock-climbing, and whitewater rafting, the park has been attracting more than two million visitors annually in recent years. Officials had predicted an increase of more than 20 percent in visitation in its first year, though the increase appeared to be nearer 50 percent as of August 2021. Park officials are proceeding with the development of the central section of the park near Prince as outlined in the park's 2011 Development Plan. Planners are expanding accommodations at five public campgrounds near Prince and are adding a sixth within two miles. New recreational trails are being opened in the immediate area, leading along the river and its tributaries and into the local highlands. Notably, trails are being built that link the gorge at Prince to Beckley and the Bechtel National Scout Reserve and to overlooks and picnic areas at Grandview. Plans also include the completion of a through-the-park trail and backcountry trails that extend to the east and south of Prince. A notable trail in its planning stage ascends to Pinnacle Rock, a formation high on the ridge above Prince and the heart-of-the-park tract. Copies of the 2011 Foundation Plan for the New River Gorge National Park are available through this listing agent. THE HISTORIC GHOST TOWN Much of the community of Prince (pop. 90 residents in 2019) has existed over the last century as a ghost town, though it is enjoying a rejuvenation as a vacation home destination thanks in part to its location within America's newest national park. Restored and preserved historic structures may be found throughout the community, as can be ruins and old stone foundations. The town was established in about 1870 when brothers William and James Prince developed land deeded by their cousin Alfred Beckley, the founder of what's now the nearby City of Beckley. Like many other ghost towns in the New River Gorge, Prince boomed and burst with the rise and fall of coal mining in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The gorge was practically mined out by the early 1900s, after which it reverted to a principally forested state. Landmarks in Prince today include the preserved Prince Brothers Store, which is owned by the park service and adjoins the lower end of the tract. Another important landmark, the Prince Depot is an active Amtrak station that ties the seemingly remote area with the commerce of Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C. The station is a walk of fewer than 1,000 feet from the tract, and the post office at Prince, while not historic, is a walk of fewer than 200 feet. The Stretcher's Neck Tunnel famously allows the railroad here to c
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