In 2021 this nearly seventy foot tall Black Walnut tree was determined by a leading arborist to have a “minimum age” of 224.9 years (exact age determination is only possible through core samples or actually cutting down the tree). This means that this tree, that was mature and producing walnuts in the year 1800, was, at a minimum, standing at Westavon when George Washington was President of the United States.
Westavon Farm is a family home and family farm composed of approximately 55 acres in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The farm is situated directly between the Shenandoah National Park and the George Washington National Forrest and includes over 35 planted acres, a nearly 20 acre private nature preserve along the banks of the Shenandoah River, and a free range, organic poultry grow facility that has set among the best of national standards for over forty years.
Westavon is currently owned and managed by Andrew Gupta. A resident of the farm for nearly twenty years, Andrew Gupta purchased the estate in 2020.
Westavon Farm is located at the center of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, an area celebrated throughout American history for its very fertile land and stunning agricultural production. The farm has been in continuous use since the 1730’s.
This historic marker sign is approximately a half mile east of Westavon Farm. The current boundaries of Westavon were created in the mid 19th Century “Bear Subdivision” of the Green Meadows estate. “Westavon” translates to “west of the river.”
ABOVE: The eastern border of Westavon Farm is the Shenandoah River. The river flows north approximately sixty miles where it joins with the Potomac River at Harper’s Ferry.
RIGHT: One of the trails in the nature preserve at Westavon Farm. Andrew Gupta constructed a series of trails on the farm to allow for improved access, safety, and land management.
BELOW: View of Westavon Farm from the east.
Westavon Farm’s free range, organic poultry grow facilities have set among the best of national standards for over forty years.