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hines hill plantation 2004 -/- acres

grady county georgia


HINES HILL PLANTATION, now under fifth generation ownership, consists of 2004+/- acres and perfectly exemplifies the rolling hills of pine forest that have come to define the area. The mild climate and abundant bobwhite quail population have historically attracted an elite group of discerning sportsmen who cherish the Red Hills region as one of the country’s best kept secrets. As a result, the area is home to the largest concentration of traditional quail hunting plantations in the world. Rarely does a turn key plantation property that offers the amenities and wildlife diversity of Hines Hill become available within this market.

THE HISTORY OF HINES HILL PLANTATION dates back to the late ninetieth century when it served as the winter playground of noted financier Howard Melville Hanna. In 1887, Harper’s Magazine described Thomasville as “...the best winter resort on 3 continents.” It was during this timeframe that many of the working plantations were converted to recreational use, with large winter “cottages” and lodges constructed on the property. Located now in the center of this magnificent property is Hibernia, an impressive Georgian style house designed by the renowned architect Dick Kimball of Millbrook, New York.

The six bedroom, 8.5 bath residence overlooks Lake Livingston and features formal living room, dining room, paneled study, and gunroom all complete with fireplaces. The home is wonderfully landscaped and blends seamlessly with the surrounding environment. In addition to the main residence, the property also includes a guest cottage, manager’s house, caretaker’s cottage, 5 tenant houses, stable, and both a puppy and a dog kennel.

HINES HILL PLANTATION HAS MANY APPEALING QUALITIES but perhaps its best attribute is its diversity. The land has been intensively managed for generations both to support and to enhance the wild bobwhite quail population. This same management ethic exists within the neighboring plantations, thereby creating a vast expanse of contiguous quail habitat. The property boasts six fully established quail courses which graciously support ample shooting days. A day spent watching a brace of beautifully trained bird dogs eagerly working against this backdrop of rolling hills, pines and ancient oaks is,

to the consummate sportsman, a day without parallel. In addition to the six quail courses, the property also includes two dove fields, a plant and flood duck pond, excellent whitetail deer and turkey habitat, as well as numerous ponds and lakes. Additionally, Hines Hill has also cultivated a timber component of loblolly and longleaf pines which will serve to generate revenue and offset future management expenses. No other property exists on the market today that offers all the diversity, amenities, and underlying value of this truly turnkey property.

ABOUT THE AREA More than a century ago, Thomasville was celebrated as one of the most fashionable places in the world to visit. During the Victorian era, many wealthy, northern “socialites and pleasure seekers� traveled south by rail to enjoy Thomasvile as the premier winter resort. Attracted to the genteel sporting life of south Georgia, many made the area their winter home. Today, the Red Hills region of north Florida and southwest Georgia is a distinct American landscape. These private, scenic lands from Tallahassee, Florida to Thomasville, Georgia and from the Aucilla River to the Ochlocknee RIver, form an ecologically rich area, protecting some of the last remnants of great Longleaf pine forest in our country.

hines hill plantation


THE WRIGHT GROUP Real Estate Advisory & Brokerage Services 120 East Jackson Street Thomasville, Georgia 31792 229.226.2564 Ben W. McCollum, Broker • 229.221.6680 Eric J. McCollum, Timberland Director • 229.200.4457 WRIGHTBROKER.COM

Hines Hill Plantation  

Hines Hill consists of 2004+/- acres and is located in the famed Red Hills of South Georgia