457 acres | $2,600,000
The significance of the Woodland Estate lies within her historical connection to the timber industry and
After the Civil War, the cotton industry was suffering. Fortunately, Georgia’s pine forests were available for immediate development so they became valuable natural resources. Almost instantly, the timber business exploded! In Wheeler County, forestry-related industries soared, and communities like Lumber City emerged.
Prior to developing the Woodland Estate, Walter T. McArthur fought in the Civil War, served in the state legislature, and worked for Georgia Land and Timber Company. Walter’s son, Douglas S. McArthur, inherited and managed the estate after his father’s death. Later, in 1917, Emory Winship, a career naval officer from Macon, purchased the property and enjoyed it as a hunting retreat.
Built between 1870 and 1877, the Woodland Mansion is a Victorian home with Gothic-style detailing and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The residence consists of 7,248 square feet with 4 bathrooms, a two-story foyer, Italian marble mantles, large chandeliers, bay windows, and a fireplace in every room.
The original family home, The McArthur House, is an early 19th century, two-story structure made of hand-hewn logs. Original doors, chimneys, and second-story flooring remain today. When the McArthur family moved into the mansion, this house became a storage shed for cotton and hay.
The Woodland Estate includes a 98-acre pecan orchard, 39 acres of irrigated farmland, 161 acres of merchantable timber, 23 acres of pre-merchantable timber, and a 5-acre duck pond. The remainder of the property consists of clear cuts and open land. Other notable features: a historic carriage house, Walter McArthur’s office, endless white picket fencing, and the McArthur Family Cemetery.
If you are interested in less acreage, the mansion is available with 6 acres. Click here for details.