Recreational Hunting Property For Sale in Fayette and Hardeman County, Tennessee
Whitetail Deer and Turkey Hunting located in both Fayette and Hardeman County, Tennessee. This recreational hunting land tract consist of a total of 409.43 surveyed Acres and is set up and ready for the next owner to hunt. On the farm, you will find several locations to set up and establish food plots. A diverse layout of this tract creates natural funnels and pinch points. Farm is developed with an excellent trail system that makes navigating throughout the farm easy. Currently, there are 60 acres of corn planted, and 50 acres in CRP. Owners have been practicing quality deer management for several years and have taken trophy deer off this property. For the person who loves to turkey hunt, this farm is loaded with birds. An assorted mix of select cut hardwood and pine throughout the farm provides home to tons of deer, turkey, and other small game and wildlife. Situated on the Farm, are multiple box blinds and deer stands. There are several ideal sites to build a dream home in the future. Additionally, there is an old cabin on the property which would be ideal to renovate into a hunting lodge or weekend getaway spot. Water sources are available throughout the property. There is one large pond, as well as a live creek (McKinnie Creek) running through the property. . Hickory Valley Farm is a well maintained and well manicured tract of land with a variety of possibilities. Hunting, Farming, ATV Riding, Horseback Riding, or Building a Dream Home are all desirable options for the future.
Location and County Information
Farm is ideally located in Southwest Tennessee within 5 miles of the famous Ames Plantation, home of the national bird-dog championships. Located approximately 1 hour from Memphis Tennessee to the west, and Jackson TN to the northeast. Oxford MS is approximately a 1.5 hour commute southwest.
Hickory Valley TN - History
The Shinault settlement, made before Hardeman was organized as a county, included lands that encompass the present town area. It included the first school in Hardeman County, which was known to be operating in 1823. The main structures were one mile southwest of the present town, on an old Indian trail that connected Van Buren to the east, with the Bolivar-LaGrange Road to the west. This old roadbed is still visible in places south of Hickory Valley, where it crosses Highway 18 near the TVA substation.
In 1826, Drury Wood migrated to Hardeman County and founded a settlement known as Hickory Valley. A family cemetery located on the southwest corner of the Joe Martin farm today marks the original site. William Barnett established the Mt. Comfort Church and campground in 1827, approximately two miles west of the current town.
These early pioneers entered a wilderness filled with hostile, displaced Chickasaw Indians, whom history has deemed among the best and fiercest warriors in all of the Indian nations. All three settlements were within walking distance of each other and frequently banded together for protection.
With the advent of the railroad in the 1850’s, the settlers moved their homes and businesses to the present site of Hickory Valley to be near the tracks and depot. The railroad levee that runs through Hickory Valley and is still evident today is believed to have been built by the slaves of plantation owner Darius Robinson.
Ames Plantation, home of the National Field Trial Championship for All-Age Bird Dogs, is privately owned and operated by the Trustees of the Hobart Ames Foundation as Successor Trustees under the Will of the late Julia C. Ames. Ames Plantation also functions as one of the University of Tennessee's AgResearch and Education Centers.
Ames Plantation encompasses 18,400 acres of land in Fayette and Hardeman counties in West Tennessee and is located approximately 60 miles east of Memphis and 10 miles north of the Tennessee-Mississippi line near Grand Junction, Tennessee. The Plantation has approximately 12,000 acres of forest, 2,000 acres of commodity row-crops, and maintains about 700 head of Angus beef cattle and 40 head of horses. Ames raises "flight-conditioned quail" suitable for restocking areas where quail habitat is not a limiting factor. The heritage and cultural resources of the Plantation's land base is being investigated and documented for future generations. Various hunting opportunities exist for members of the Ames Plantation Hunting Club. Also, some "Guide Hunting" for wildlife not included in the hunting club's purview is available. Agricultural and educational research is superimposed on all aspects of the numerous programs, where physically and economically feasible.