The Neighborhood lands surrounding Swift Level are owned by my cousin Oscar Nelson lll, his wife Ginger and their six children on Morlunda Farms sweeping up and along Muddy Creek Mountain. They raise purebred sheep. The remaining contiguous lands are owned by our neighbors the Tuckwiller family, covering over 1,000 acres themselves. Our cattle business is very connected to the Tuckwillers and our farms continue to work together and grow as the future shapes our children and their ideas on farming and keeping these lands in our families.
The Tuckwiller property has been in the same family since before the revolutionary war. They actively raise purebred Angus and Angus/Hereford cross cattle and hay. There are a few homes in the valley on smaller parcels, yet most property is held by families raising livestock, grapes or enjoying the view and leasing land to local cattlemen while holding their own professional careers in Lewisburg.
The county seat of Lewisburg, population 3,900, has been named one of a dozen distinctive destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Lewisburg is home to Carnegie Hall, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and the New River Community & Technical College. The town has a National Register Historic District with sixty 18th and 19th century buildings, including the North House Museum and Old Stone Church.
Situated with a number of wonderful restaurants, cafés, bakeries, coffee houses and farmers markets, Lewisburg also hosts many fine galleries featuring artists and art work not only from this area but from many corners of the world.
Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas counties are known for wonderful local wines, meats, cheeses, produce and fruits. There is an immense diversity of outdoor sports, from golfing at the Greenbrier, Homestead and Cascades to Trout and Bass fishing, many catch and release streams, white-water rafting, mountain-biking, road-cycling, caving, rock-climbing, hiking, riding and so much more. The area is a byway for migratory birds of prey along the eastern continental divide.
The Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau: greenbrierwv.com
Jennifer "Tootie" Jones
Route 2 Box 269
Herns Mill Road
Lewisburg, WV 24901
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