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Farm for Sale, 1846, near Canal ( more details)

near Canal Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information



THE subscriber will sell at private sale, her farm, situated two miles south of Clear-Spring, Washington County, Md., on the road leading to the Potomac River, and containing by survey, 186 3/4 Acres of Land, of which about 80 ACRES are in good THRIVING TIMBER.—

The improvements consist in part of a LARGE STONE and LOG DWELLING HOUSE, a stone Dairy and Smoke-house, a never failing well of good water, a large stone switzer barn, a waggon Shed and Corn Cribs, a comfortable Stone Tenant House and Stable, and a large and thriving Orchard of the best varieties of Apples. The land is not surpassed by any in the State, for producing grain, while a part of it has running water, and the main Buildings are within a stone's throw of the Big Spring, to which there is free ingress and egress. It is within three fourths of a mile of the Canal, and has in that distance, three Mills and two Warehouses, so that the highest price can always be obtained for produce, this with the society of that community, and other advantages, renders it one of the most desirable properties in Washington County. The premises will be shown by Mr. John S. Bowles, residing at the Big Spring, or Mr. David Ridenour, in Clearspring, who is authorised to make known the terms.

Dec. 11, 1846.       3w

Chambersburg Whig publish 3w, charge adv. and send her 1 paper, marking cost.


Herald of Freedom

Public domain

Properties close to the canal would use their proximity to the canal to ship extra produce to the larger markets in Washington, D. C. This would mean less money spent on transporting their produce to the canal for shipment.


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Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.); Washington County (Md.), History

Maryland, 1824-1938

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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