Nestled in the southwestern part of Calhoun County, Georgia lies the land of the Bell family. The heritage of the ownership of these properties is as rich as that of the land itself.
The Farm Life
Row crops were the mainstay of agriculture on Bell Plantation until the 1970s. But changes in agriculture and a new generation of stewardship were about to shift the property in another direction.
Timber management came to Bell Plantation in 1972 when Don Sanders planted the first managed pine timber on the property and that is now being managed for pine pulpwood, saw-lumber, and pole production. The Bell property has been recognized for stewardship in land management and silviculture.
Hunting has long been a tradition for the Bells. In the 1960s and ‘70s, dove abounded in the area, in the 1980s and ‘90s, the deer population rose, and many champion deer have been harvested from the property. Later, the maturity of the timber tracts gave rise to hunting for bobwhite quail.
Special events for church, civic, and business groups have been hosted at the property. Bell Plantation supports our nation’s military through the Purple Heart Outdoor Tour and other events. We are also pleased to honor those serving in the law enforcement community. The Military & Police Appreciation Day is also a highlight of activities at the property.