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Sumter GA 98, Pessell Creek Ridge Tract 
Southwest  Georgia Land for Sale
Sumter County GA Tract, 97.6 Acres +-​
$223,504; $2290 per Acre

Dear Land Buyers,

On behalf of our client Evans Land & Timber LLC, we are pleased to exclusively offer for sale an excellent hunting and timber property in big buck country, southwest Sumter County GA.  The Pessell Creek Ridge Tract is +-97.6 acres.  The seller has intensively managed the property and deer herd for the since owning the property, feeding the deer and strictly limiting harvest.  The seller also planted premium loblolly pines in 2016 for privacy and future income and has managed +-17.4 acres of openings as food plots, shooting lanes, and open habitat.  The habitat diversity is excellent on this property having multiple timber types, lots of edge habitat, significant openings, and aesthetic gently rolling topography with two small drains.  The seller owns a larger tract nearby and is not using this property enough to keep it, so this is your opportunity to purchase a hard to find, quality, ready to hunt property under 100 acres.    

One thing that makes this property truly unique is the tract is +-99% upland and operable for planted pines, conversion to agriculture, homesites, and/or any other suitable use that requires good upland ground.  At the same time a premium water source, clear and strong running Pessell Creek, is only +-500’ west of the property.  Pessell Creek, which flows year-round, is well known to hold quality deer and other wildlife.  So, with this tract you get the wildlife advantages of a creek bottom being immediately next door, yet practically every acre on the tract is productive upland ground with prime farmland soils and soils of statewide importance.   

The property has frontage on paved Salters Mill Rd and county graded Yankee Rd, and the property divides well.  +-94.41 acres is under the 10 year Conservation Use Value Assessment (CUVA), expiring in 2028.  +-3.19 acres is not under Conservation Use.  Under CUVA, you can build, cut timber, convert to agriculture, hunt, do some division, etc.  What you cannot do, until CUVA expires, is subdivide into small acreage, develop into higher and better use such as a neighborhood, etc.  You can break the CUVA agreement, but you must pay penalties if you break the CUVA agreement.  Since it was enrolled in 2018, the penalties are minimal.      


  • Location/Access:  Sumter county GA +-2.8 miles south southeast of Plains GA, in Sumter county on paved Salters Mill Rd and county graded Yankee Rd.  Lat 31.9982 Long -84.3702.  The property is locked and gated.  Contact Matre Forestry to arrange showing.  Do not enter property without our permission. 
  • Property Income:  Periodic timber income potential.  Annual hunting lease income potential.  Agriculture income potential if converted back to agriculture.  Subdivision income potential.  Selling homesite income potential.  Ideal for holding and enjoying, then liquidating when you are ready.
  • Zoning:  +-94.41 acres is ag, +-3.19 acres is Residential
  • Property Tax:  $874
  • Type of Sale:  Open Market
  • Timber Volume Estimate:  No timber cruise available.  See timber map for acreage by timber type.
  • Timber Rights:  All timber rights will convey to the buyer.  There are no timber contracts on the property.
  • Mineral Rights:  Whatever mineral rights the seller owns are included in the sale.
  • Crop Basis:  Any crop basis or allotment or direct payments or other befits through the Farm Service Agency will be transferred to buyer, if applicable. 
  • Soils:  Henderson cherty sandy loam (2% to 6% slope, Farmland of Statewide Importance, Natural Loblolly Site Index 80’ at Base Age 50), & Tifton sandy loam (2% to 6% slope, Prime Farmland, Natural Loblolly Site Index 86’ at Base Age 50)
  • Topography:  Gently rolling
  • Water Source:  Pessell Creek +-500’ west of property, two small drains on property, potential pond sites on property.
  • Power:  Available on both public roads 
  • Disclaimer:  The timber estimates, acreages, soil types, income, costs, property taxes, zoning, legal descriptions, and all other information is from sources deemed reliable and is provided as a courtesy, however, the accuracy of the provided information is not guaranteed by Matre Forestry nor the seller. 
  • Property Legal Information:  Parcels 1708 117 2 & 1708 117 6; Land Lot 117 of the 17th LD 
  • Survey Plat:  Survey on record (2001)  

We appreciate your interest in the sale.  Please contact us if you have any questions, or if you would like us to show you the property.  Also, please let us know if we can assist you with land sales, land acquisitions, land management, and/or timber management.  We look forward to hearing from you. 


Mike Matre, ALC, ACF, RF
President, Matre Forestry Consulting, Inc.
Georgia & Alabama Registered Forester (GA# 2486, AL# GA2486)
Georgia & Alabama Licensed Real Estate Broker
Mobile (229) 869-1111

    Sumter GA 98, Pessell Creek Ridge Tract 

    Southwest  Georgia Land for Sale

    Sumter County GA Tract, 97.6 Acres +-

    $223,504; $2290 per Acre UNDER CONTRACT

    • Excellent timber and hunting property in desirable Sumter County GA. Established food plots and openings.  +-99% operable upland with good soils.  Clear running Pessell Creek is just +-500' west of the property, providing quality year round water for deer.  Paved road frontage on Salters Mill Rd., and county graded road frontage on Yankee Rd. Power available on public road frontage.
    • Contact Listing Broker Mike Matre, 229-869-1111 , 
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