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Historic Elk Hill c.1824

Rohrersville School Road, Rohrersville, Maryland, 21779, United States
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Historic Elk Hill c.1824 is a superb 8 acre estate neighboring the award winning Big Cork Vineyards in rural southern Washington County’s Pleasant Valley, known for rich farmland and historic villages. Elk Hill is a wonderful blend of historic detailing and modern amenities, featuring brick construction, original wood floors, a 2 story porch, fireplaces with wood mantels, as well as, a gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances and nicely updated bathrooms. A large 2 story garage, includes 3 bays on the lower level and a spacious office on the second level with a deck, kitchenette & powder room for your growing home business or events. Ideally situated on 8 partially wooded acres with vineyard views and a private yard, this gorgeous estate offers a buyer the opportunity to own a piece of history, enjoy a family retreat, operate their home business or perhaps, convert to a B&B. Near many area attractions and historic small towns, this destination opportunity is just minutes from Antietam Battlefield, C&O Canal Tow Path, Potomac River, the MARC Commuter train, Shepherdstown WV, and much more. This is a home of rare and beautiful distinction, close to Baltimore and Washington DC, yet a world away.


Main Floor
Entry Hall 21′ x 7′ – Wood floor, door to basement.
Living Room 
13′ x 12′ – Wood floor, fireplace, chair rail, chimney cupboards, 3 windows.
Dining Room 22′ x 13′ – Wood floor, fireplace with wood mantel, chair rail, built-in cabinets, 4 windows.
Kitchen 15′ x 11′ – Ceramic tile floor, double sink, cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, ceiling fan, track lighting, 4 windows.
Family Room 23′ x 16′ – Carpet, fireplace, built-in cabinets, wet bar, track lighting, recessed lighting, door to porch, 4 windows.
Hall Bathroom 9′ x 5′ – Ceramic tile floor, ceramic half wall, shower.
Den 11′ x 11′ – Carpet, closet, track lighting, glass door to yard, 2 windows.
Laundry/Utility Room 8′ x 7′ – Vinyl floor, 3 windows.

2nd Floor
Landing 12 x 7′ – Wood floor, ceiling fan, 1 window.
Bedroom 1 20′ x 13′ –Wood floor, fireplace, 2 closets, 4 windows.
Bedroom 2 12′ x 10′ – Wood floor, fireplace, 2 windows.
Hall Bathroom 10′ x 5′ – Carpet, ceramic tile half wall,  shower, 1 window.
Bedroom 3 27′ x 16′ – Wood floor, fireplace, 2 closets, door to porch, 5 windows.

Full stand up, unfinished basement/cellar

Fixed stairs, walk up, floored, storage.


Built into a hill with lower level garage and upper, ground level office with deck. Bring your home business or start one!

1st Floor

3 bay garage

2nd Floor
Office Space 26′ x 23′ – Carpet, track lighting, 2 ceiling fans, 5 windows.
Office Space 13′ x 12′ – Carpet, ceiling fan, 1 window.
Kitchenette 9′ x 5′ – Vinyl floor, double sink, track lighting, 1 window.
Half Bathroom 7′ x 6′ – Vinyl floor, sink, commode.


Located in southern Washington County, Maryland, Rohrersville was settled in the 1820’s and initially developed in response to Washington County’s strong agricultural economy, its location along an early wagon road and major transportation route, and a marble works industry. The village’s mid-19th century development was influenced by the arrival of the railroad in 1867. By 1920 much of the extant village had been erected. Aside from the loss of its commercial character and limited alterations to its building stock, Rohrersville retains its mid-19th to early 20th century architecture that portray the cultural and historical trends of the time. Rohrersville is significant as an excellent example of a rural historic village in Washington County reflective of the prosperity of the surrounding agricultural region and the marble industry that supported it, and the 18th and 19th century transportation systems that made the community viable.


Frederick Rohrer was a French emigrant who settled in what would become Washington County in 1766 on a farm near the present day Rohrersville. Frederick Rohrer was the frogenitor of the Rohrer family which founded Rohrersville, and for which the district of Rohrersville was named. A mill later known as the Rohrersville mill was in use before 1783.6 Given the mill’s name it may have been built by Frederick Rohrer. An 1806 deed conveys a mill named “Rohrer’s Mill” to Frederick Rohrer. Var1e’s 1808 map shows two gristmills in or near what appears to be the area that would become Rohrersville and a saw mill just to the west.

Frederick Rohrer had nine children, some of whom settled in Rohrersville. On August 20, 1816, Frederick Rohrer sold 76 and one-fourth acres of a tract of the Park Hall land to his son David. Under the deed, David was to let Samuel Rohrer, his brother, have full liberty and privilege on the part of Park Hall containing a dam made for the use and benefit of the grist mill erected on Samuel Rohrer’s land. David was to let the water run through to the mill without any hindrance; otherwise David had the privilege to shut the floodgate belonging to the mill for use of saving water when the saw mill was in use. Seven days later, Frederick Rohrer sold to his son Samuel Rohrer, 78 and one/fourth acres and “the use of the race and water that runs from the Dam on David Rohrer’s land to the mm· for $5,045. It is unknown whether the mill referred to in the deeds was for the late 18th century Rohrersville Mill or for an early 19th century mill later become known as Barkman’s Mill.


Historic Elk Hill is an immediate neighbor to Big Cork Vineyards and has spectacular views of their beautiful grounds and facility. You do not need to drive to enjoy their superb, award winning wines, just step out your front door and stroll up the hill.
Big Cork Vineyards


Rohrersville – Maryland Historical Trust
Rohrersville Map – Elk Hill is P.161
Rohrersville – Wikipedia
Big Cork Vineyards – Adjacent to Elk Hill
GetAway Mavens – Explore the area

  • Address: 20135 Rohrersville School Road
  • City: Rohrersville
  • State/county: Maryland
  • Zip/Postal Code: 21779
  • Country: United States


Updated on July 23, 2020 at 8:44 am

  • Property ID: 7810
  • Price: SOLD
  • Property Size: 3454 Sq Ft
  • Land Area: 8 Acres
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Garage: 1
  • Garage Size: 3 Bays
  • Year Built: 1824
  • Property Type: Estates, Farms, Homes
  • Property Status: Sold


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