Welcome to 2928 Limekiln Road Sharpsburg MD 21782
This extraordinary home is found in Sharpsburg- a town full of history and epic battles that shaped our nation’s landscape forever
In 1763, on land called Joe’s Lott, Joseph Chapline laid out what was to be the first town in Washington County. He named it Sharps Burgh, in honor of his friend Governor Horatio Sharpe. He chose that site for the town, he noted, because of the “great spring” of water located there.
The early residents of Sharps Burgh in the 1760s were primarily of English and German extraction. Settlers continued to locate there throughout the remainder of the 18th century, establishing a flourishing commercial community. By 1820, the population was 650; the growth continued until about 1880 when the population was approximately 1260.
When George Washington became President of the United States of America in 1789, he looked at the area between Sharpsburg and Shepherdstown (Virginia) as a possible site for the permanent location of the U.S. Capital. It would have occupied both sides of the Potomac River in the same manner as the site he eventually chose further down the river at Georgetown and closer to his home at Mount Vernon.
The Battle of Antietam, or Battle of Sharpsburg as it was referred to by the Confederate Army, began at on September 17, 1862. 40,000 Southerners under the command of General Robert E. Lee were pitted against 87,000 troops of the Federal Army of the Potomac commanded by General George B. McClellan. When the civil war ended, 23,110 men died, wounded, or were missing. The sense of community shared by the people of Sharpsburg provided the strength by which they overcame the devastation of the battle and rebuilt their town.
Veterans and families later made their pilgrimages, walking from the train station through the town to the National Cemetery. The town’s Memorial Day Parade, begun in the 1860’s, was the first in the nation and continues today as an occasion of solemn remembrance.
Today, Sharpsburg is a small residential community, with few commercial activities. It looks very much as it did in the 1800s. The people of Sharpsburg are proud of their history and heritage.
Sharpsburg is nestled beside the Antietam Battlefield, with various attractions, such as the C&O Canal, Harper’s Ferry, Washington Monument State Park, South Mountain, Crystal Grottoes Caverns, and many others just a short drive away.
This stunning 6500 sq ft. contemporary style home is situated on 12 secluded acres along the Potomac River and C&O Canal. Gated residence with privacy all around.
Imagine having friends and family gatherings on the rear deck during the spring and summer season, enjoying the views of the Potomac River and watching the wildlife surrounding you.
Can you see yourself waking up in the morning from a good night’s rest with the sunlight shining all around you? Relax in the luxury master bath soaking tub and stand up shower.
The gourmet commercial sized kitchen allows every cook to create their finest meals. Top-of -the-line appliances with gas cooking. Walk-in pantry. Kitchen opens to a three story grand room where you can take in the views of the Potomac River and the nature around.
Entertain in the fully finished basement with bar. Take in a movie in the theater room or sit outside and gaze at the stars!
Do you like to take on special projects such as wood working or are you a car enthusiast? You will love the 40x32 workshop/studio.