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Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia Farms and Ranches For Sale – 99.44 Acres
Property type: Farms and Ranches
Parcel Size: 99.44 Acres
Price: $459,900
MLS or other ID: 533853
Fertile soils, privacy, convenient location, and long frontage on Christians Creek are just a few of the great features of this rare and desirable property. Located at the very end of a private road, this fertile land has been used for mostly hay and pasture over the years. The lower portion offers great river bottom soils, access to Christians Creek, wildlife galore, a sturdy shed and old home. There is also some wooded area up top along with another open field for crops. This property offers limitless opportunities for farming, a stunning home site, hunting, fishing, or another idea of your own. Truly a rare find with all the features

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to James Currie, 4 Aug. 1787 [Quote]

I know no condition happier than that of a Virginia farmer might be, conducting himself as he did during the war. his estate supplies a good table, clothes itself & his family with their ordinary apparel, furnishes a small surplus to buy salt, sugar, coffee, & a little finery for his wife…

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William Branch Giles, 27 Apr. 1795 [Quote]

I am become more firmly fixt to the glebe. if you visit me as a farmer, it must be as a condisciple: for I am but a learner; an eager one indeed but yet desperate, being too old now to learn a new art. however I am as much delighted & occupied with it as if I was the greatest adept.

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Madame de Tessé, 6 Sept. 1795 [Quote]

I am become the most industrious & ardent farmer of the canton and have so much to do to recover my farms from the desolated state in which I found them after a ten years absence, that I have no fear of ennui.

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