THE LAWSON-TROTTER FARM
An investment grade farm & hunting property in Monroe County, Arkansas
1,143(+/-) total acres • Monroe County, Arkansas – Acreage documented by Arkansas County Ownership – Final acreage to be determined by survey
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The Lawson-Trotter Farm is an unusual agricultural and recreational investment opportunity: since being in the same family for over 127 years, it’s the first time this property has been on the market in the modern era. The farm is located in Roe, Arkansas, and contains approximately 1,143+/- acres. With easy irrigation and proven yields, 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 to deliver some Missouri Fox Trotters. 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 horses were already spoken for, “but back where I come from, there are 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 during the Civil War.
Beyond the deep historical significance of the farm, it also has a great hunting and farming record. The same deer club has been leasing the 600+ acres of woods for the past 26 years with great success in harvesting trophy bucks. Even with minor hunting history on the various ponds and reservoirs, there are many waterfowl opportunities at hand. It would be relatively easy to set this property up as a major waterfowl farm due to its rice ground and its excellent setting, less than a mile from the White River. Besides deer, ducks, and fishing, this farm offers a rare opportunity to hunt turkeys in this part of the state. The property has a good turkey population and several have been harvested in recent years. The 12-year average farm yields on rice and soybeans are on par with state yields at 179 and 51 bushels per acre, respectively. The three-year average corn yields are 177 bushels per acre. There are a total of 433+/- acres of tillable soil. Overall, this is an exceptional piece of land, affording incredible possibilities.
- +/- 1,143 Total Acres
- +/- 433 Crop Base Acres
- 33/66% Soybean Crop and Cost Share Split
- 50/50% Rice Crop and Cost Share Split
- Deer Hunting
- Duck Hunting Potential
- Turkey Hunting
- Close proximity to the White River and bordered by the White River bottoms
The Lawson-Trotter Farm is located in Monroe County on Highway 33 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 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 one thousand acres at the confluence of the White River bottoms and the Grand Prairie is a rare thing. With deer, duck, turkey, and fishing habitat, this is truly a remarkable piece of land. Another special feature of this farm is when the White River floods its banks at 26 feet at Clarendon, the whitetail population of the river bottoms pushes into the woods of the farm. The six different ponds and reservoirs that serve irrigation needs for both surface water irrigation and tail-water reserve systems provide excellent fish habitat for stocking bass, catfish, crappie and bream. There are also three main structures of the land that include a deer camp cook shack, the old family farmhouse, and an enclosed equipment barn. All arable land has irrigation equipment from the three relifts, four wells, and underground pipes and risers on the property.
The land offered is comprised of 1,143 +/- acres, with 443 +/- crop base acres. The property’s soil is largely comprised Grenada silt loam and Stuttgart silt loam.
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 costs. The landowner provides all water.
The taxes are approximately $4,294.92.
The listing price is the recently appraised value of $3,900 per acre or $4,457,700.
Wellons Real Estate is the exclusive representative firm of the Seller. For additional information or to schedule a private tour of the Lawson-Trotter Farm, please contact Jeremiah Moore at 870.674.4373 (M), 501.482.LAND (O) or email Jeremiah@WellonsLand.com! The information here within is intended only for the person(s) to which are agents/brokers of Wellons Land Real Estate and may contain proprietary, business-confidential and/or privileged material. All information here within has been reported to be truthful and accurate, however Wellons Land does not warrant or guarantee such. If you are not the intended recipient of this document you are hereby notified
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