Blackwell Farm is nestled in the bucolic countryside of northern Greenville County. There, small family-owned farms are stitched like a tapestry across the rolling Piedmont terrain. Passersby traveling long, windy roads enjoy the quiet scene of farm animals gathering and grazing in open fields. Owned and managed by the Blackwell family since 1999, Blackwell Farm's meadows are fringed with mixed hardwood and pine forests. These forests and meadows are rich with diverse wildlife and plant species, including passerine birds, black bear, wild turkey, white-tailed deer, small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Migratory waterfowl enjoy foraging and lolling on the one-acre spring-fed freshwater pond, home to catfish, largemouth bass, and perch. McKinney Creek, a tributary of the Tyger River, forms the southern boundary of the farm, home to beavers, river otters, turtles and bullfrogs.
Northern Greenville County is currently unzoned and experiencing rapid development pressure for housing subdivisions. Having witnessed conversion of the adjacent farm into the Cherokee Valley Golf Club community in recent years, James Blackwell aspires to prevent the same outcome for Blackwell Farm and is deeply committed to preserving the native wildlife habitat, rural character, and agricultural economy of northern Greenville County.
A map for Blackwell Farm has been provided in Google Map format.