Unique Characteristics: wooded, north-facing slope and former farmland
Year Conserved: 2014
Size: 10.2 acres
Location: Cabarrus County
Conservation Tool: Donated to Davidson Lands Conservancy
Mr. William W. “Bill” Wilson of Statesville generously donated this acreage, located along a rapidly developing area on busy Highway 73 (1.4 miles east of the Mecklenburg/Cabarrus County line).
The Wilson Property: Its Future
The property retains a 2-acre buildable area near the road frontage, should Davidson Lands Conservancy ever choose to sell or lease this property. Three Rivers Land Trust and Cabarrus County Soil and Water Conservation jointly hold a Conservation Easement for the remaining acreage.
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The Wilson property is a 10.2 acre tract which was donated to the Davidson Lands Conservancy in December of 2013 by the generous property owner, Mr. William W. “Bill” Wilson of Statesville. Located along busy Highway 73 (1.4 miles east of the Mecklenburg/Cabarrus County line), Mr. Wilson’s grandchildren had previously named the property “Pappy’s Place.” One-third of the property is a wooded, north-facing slope, and the remainder is early-succession, former farmland. The property is located in a rapidly developing area, but will now be conserved in perpetuity. Should the DLC ever decide to sell or lease the property, the land retains a 2-acre buildable envelope near the road frontage for a future property owner, while under a Conservation Easement jointly held by the Land Trust for Central North Carolina and Cabarrus County Soil and Water for the remaining acreage.