THE LAWSON-TROTTER FARM – EAST
An investment grade farm & hunting property in Monroe County, Arkansas
744(+/-) total acres • Monroe County, Arkansas
Acreage documented by Monroe County Ownership – Final acreage to be determined by survey
PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS – THE LAWSON-TROTTER FARM – EAST
The Lawson-Trotter Farm is an incredible agricultural and recreational investment. Having been in the same family for over 127 years, this is the first time this property has been on the market in the modern era. The Lawson-Trotter Farm is located in Roe, Arkansas, and contains approximately 744+/- acres. With excellent soils and easy irrigation, this farm provides good income to subsidize world-class deer hunting, and excellent waterfowl hunting opportunities.
The Lawson-Totter Farm has a rich heritage, steeped in history. As the family legend goes, a member of the Trotter clan, a horse trader from Carrolton, Missouri, was on his way down to south Arkansas with a type of horse known as a Missouri Fox-trotter. As he was passing through Monroe County, the then governor of Arkansas, Simon P. Hughes, noticed the team of horses and asked to purchase them. The family member said that these were spoken for, “but back where I come from, there’s plenty more.” Writing to his cousin, Fletcher Trotter, he informed him of Governor Hughes’ desire to buy their horses in a trade for land in Arkansas. Soon
thereafter, in 1893 Fletcher Trotter loaded up a boxcar full of Missouri Fox-trotters and traded them for a farm. Extending beyond the family’s own history of the land, the farm rests on the original road bed of the Memphis to Little Rock Military Road, which was Arkansas’s first federal highway commissioned by Congress in 1824. It is also the route many Native Americans used during the Trail of Tears in the 1830s, and the path that countless Union and Confederate forces traveled on during the Civil War.
Beyond the deep historical significance of the farm, it also has a great hunting and farming record as well. The same deer club has been leasing the 600+ acres of woods for the past 27 years with great success in harvesting trophy bucks. There are many waterfowl opportunities as well. It would be relatively easy to set this property up as a major waterfowl farm due to its rice ground and its excellent location of being less than a mile from the White River. Besides deer, and ducks, this farm offers a rare opportunity to hunt turkeys in this part of the state. The property has a decent turkey population and several have been harvested in recent years.
Further development opportunities also exist. There are two large draws in the topography that create the possibility of constructing two large 50+ acres lakes, also improving the waterfowl and fishing habitat. The 12-year average farm yields on rice and soybeans are on par with the state at 179 and 51 bushels per acre respectively. The three-year average corn yields are 177 bushels per acre. There are a total of 132.73+/- acres of tillable soil. Overall, this is an exceptional piece of land, affording incredible possibilities.
● +/- 744 Total Acres
● +/- 132.73 Crop Base Acres
● 33/66% Soybean Crop and Cost Share Split
● 50/50% Rice Crop and Cost Share Split
● Deer Hunting
● Duck Hunting
● Turkey Hunting
● Suitable to constructing two man-made lakes
● Close proximity to the White River
The Lawson-Trotter Farm is located in Monroe County on Trotter Lane in the town of Roe.
Little Rock – 68 miles
Memphis – 95 miles
Stuttgart – 14 miles
Clarendon – 8 miles
The Lawson-Trotter Farm is surrounded by excellent farming and hunting properties. Directly to the east is Roc Roe Hunting Club, a historic whitetail and duck hunting club located directly on the banks of Roc Roe Bayou and the White River. To the west, the storied Pin Oak Club and Section Sixteen Club that the legendary outdoor writer Nash Buckingham once hunted at are less than two miles away, while the world-famous Wingmead Farms is just a little over three miles in distance from the farm.
The opportunity to own over 700 acres at the confluence of the White River bottoms and the Grand Prairie is a rare thing. With deer, duck, and turkey habitat, this is truly a remarkable piece of land. The things that make this land special are aspects such as when the White River starts flooding out of its banks at 22 feet at Clarendon, pushing the whitetail population of the river bottoms into the woods of the farm. The way the topography lays in the timber, one could easily develop the property further by constructing two possible lakes/reservoirs. By using the natural landscape, one would further increase the property value tremendously for recreational and farming benefits.
Both agricultural fields are irrigated using electric wells. There is also a cook shack on the property, perfect for camp gatherings.
The land offered is comprised of 744 +/- acres, with 132.73 +/- crop base acres. The property’s soil is largely comprised Grenada, Calhoun and Immanuel silt loam and Tichnor soils.
The farm lease provides the owner with a 33/66% crop share agreement on soybeans with the landowner paying one third of all planting costs. The rice production is based on a 50/50% crop share agreement with the landowner paying one half of all planting cost. The landowner provides all water.
The listing price is $3,000 per acre, or $2,232,000
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