750 Ac - Barbour County - Hartzog Farm
750 acres in Barbour County, Alabama
Listing Status: Active
A genuine south Alabama treasure! Hartzog Farm is 750 gorgeous acres of woods, water, and fields with two homes in south Barbour County. It has been a family homestead since the early 1900’s and was a working dairy farm for several decades. Located near the small town of Elamville, this is the first time it has been offered for sale in over 100 years. With several well-established food plots and miles of internal trails through the woods, it is perfectly set up for you to enjoy some of the best deer and turkey hunting in south Alabama. The possibilities for this exceptional property are unlimited. Sitting peacefully in a largely agricultural area with great neighbors, the farm features:
- 660 acres of mixed hardwoods and pines
- 81 acres of pristine hay fields
- Two move-in ready homes
- Six-acre, stocked pond
- Two named creeks
- An old dairy barn with numerous other barns and outbuildings
- 5 miles of paved road frontage
- Excellent internal trails and established food plots
- Potential for high fence and hunting outfitter
The farm presents many great opportunities for the new owners. Just the way it is, you can live, hunt, fish, cut hay, and manage a substantial amount of timber while enjoying the farm’s outstanding recreational opportunities. Much of the 750 acres was open land in the past, used for growing hay or as improved pasture for a large herd of Holsteins and beef cattle. When the dairy ceased production in the 1970’s most of those acres began growing a mix of hardwood and pine timber which has never been harvested. The exception is over 80 acres of well-maintained Coastal Bermuda hay fields that remain in production today and produce some of the finest hay in the area. The land provides for many options - you could harvest some timber and convert those acres back to pasture or row crop land, replant in fast growing pines, or leave it alone to let the timber keep growing.
Two large creeks and a beautiful six-acre pond ensure there is plenty of water! In the east, Judy Creek flows inside the property for over 4,000 feet. In the west, Beaver Creek flows for well over a mile, much of that length it serves as the western boundary line. The six-acre, spring-fed pond maintained its water level even through the drought of 2019. It is stocked with Largemouth bass and bream. Nicely tucked away and surrounded by woods, it is quiet and peaceful. You would also expect to see plenty of wood ducks flying in and out of the pond.
Barbour County is widely known for excellent deer and turkey hunting and Hartzog Farm has been developed into an outstanding hunting tract. Simply, it has everything necessary to attract and hold healthy populations of native wildlife. The spring-fed pond and creeks provide an unlimited supply of fresh water, food and cover is plentiful, and the habitat is ideal. With food plots in all the right locations, and an internal trail system that allows complete access, you are already set up to start hunting. In addition, the creeks form several acres of duck ponds so you can expect to enjoy some outstanding wing shooting as well.
There are two homes on the farm, both of which are fully functional and are currently being used. The old home was built in the 1890’s and serves as a comfortable retreat for the family. Its 1,362 square feet of living area includes two bedrooms, one full bath, a great den and a large kitchen/dining area. Nicely complementing the home are the hardwood floors, screened-in porch, and metal roof. This would be a perfect hunting camp! The south home was built in 1945 and is currently used by the group with a hunting lease. A solidly built brick home, it’s 2,780 square feet features five bedrooms, three full bathrooms, kitchen and dining area, large den, and a utility room. The yard is neat and well kept, there are no neighbors, and you will certainly enjoy the peace and quiet. Both homes have original fireplaces that are not currently being used.
Hartzog Farm is a legacy tract ready for its new owners to begin making memories for generations. If you have been searching for a large, beautiful tract of land in south Alabama with unlimited potential for personal use or as an investment, you need to see this property.