Nochaway Creek Retreat
Beautiful, Private Landholding on the Ichawaynochaway Creek in the Albany-Area Plantation Belt
Nearly ½ mile of pristine and serene creek frontage, cypress house, and more!
This unique, high quality property is 87+/- acres on the pristine Nochaway Creek. For nearly 25 years, the current owner has thoughtfully improved this land with scenic roads, a cabin, a large garage where he works on his antique car collection, barns, sheds, and more. The story of how he came to own this land was one of both destiny and good fortune … he had loved this very property back in his childhood when his parents were sharecroppers nearby, and he'd access the river for fishing and swimming here. Decades later, and a PhD and a successful biostatistical business in the pharmaceutical industry, he was able to come back and purchase this special property that he so fondly enjoyed as a boy.
The cabin is 2,200 +/- square feet and is situated for outstanding views of the Nochaway Creek as the waterway takes a sharp bend eastward where it dances over the rocks of what is likely an old fish weir (a Native American fish trap). The house is four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and has been built high on pilings, above the 1994 500-year flood line. The houses has over 3,500 square feet of porches and multi-level decks, allowing clear fishing access to the deep waters of the creek here at this site. The landscaping around the house brings an ever-changing display of color throughout the year, and includes azaleas, camellias, pears, magnolias, peaches, crepe myrtles, and more.
The land is heavily forested with gorgeous, untouched river bottom hardwood/pine forest mix, as well as mature upland pines and hardwoods. Well-built roads allow very good access to the property, and it as you make your way to the Nochaway Creek, it is completely peaceful and private. The entire southern boundary line is the Alligator Creek. There is a 12-acre fenced pasture.
Other improvements include a 60' x 120' shop (7,200 sq ft), with climate control, 12 garage doors, and an area finished out as an apartment. The current owner enjoys working on antique cars, and even has an auto-lift behind the shop. There are several sheds, and a pole barn.
This creek is one of the most beautiful in the area, and land does not come available often here. This property would be a great annex to a larger nearby plantation to expand family recreational opportunities in the Albany area, or for someone as a nice-sized retreat. It's about three hours to downtown Atlanta, and only about 30 minutes to Albany.
The Creek & The Area
A Treasured Waterway
The Ichawaynochaway Creek is commonly referred to as the Nochaway Creek. It rises in Webster County in southwest Georgia in two forks and flows in a south-southeasterly for nearly 84 miles. The forks combine in Randolph County and the creek continues through Terrell County, Calhoun County, and then enters Baker County where it joins the Flint River 13 miles southwest of Newton.
Ichawaynochaway was a Muskogee word that may have referred to either beavers or deer. Many believe it means "the place where deer sleep." It is a beautiful waterway, with many large recreational plantations owning along its banks.
The Nochaway Creek joins the Flint River, the longest free-flowing river in the southeast, unimpeded by dams from south Atlanta to southwest Georgia at Lake Seminole where the Apalachicola River then flows to the Gulf of Mexico. This video captures a little of the essence of the Flint.
An Area Rich in History
Nochaway Creek Retreat is located within the Albany area plantation belt, and many of the finest properties also share frontage on the Nochaway Creek. Those include Caney Creek Plantation, Island Pond, Deer Run, and the late chairman of Coca-Cola Robert W. Woodruff's 29,000 acre Ichauway Plantation. Mr. Woodruff was an avid outdoorsman, and recognized the importance of the longleaf pine and wiregrass ecosystem. Ichauway is home to the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center which employs a staff of about 85.
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