Contributed by Susan
Description: For Sale - Valuable Elkridge PlantationDate: October 15 1796
Newspaper published in: Baltimore, Md.
Page/Column: Page 4
For Sale - Valuable Elkridge Plantation
A Valuable Plantation containing 280 acres, situated on Elkridge within 20 miles of Baltimore, and 10 of Ellicott's lower mills, and is neatly (nearly?) adjoining Charles CARROLL, of Carrollton's Manor. It consists of about 50 acres of low or be----n(?) meadow land, and with little expense a great proportion of the upland might be converted into meadows by the commanding situation of never-failing streams of water that run on each side of the plantation. About one half o the land is cleared and under good fence, the remainder about 140 acres is covered with valuable heavy timber, chiefly oak and hickory. Upon this place there are several quarries of excellent lime stone, which are nearly in the center of the cleared land, and there is enough dead wood standing in the fields that have been lately cleared to burn a sufficiency of lime to manure a great portion of the plantation, without interfering with the woods. There is also on the land a quarry of very handsome stone suitable for building. This plantation is level and is watered with many constant springs, beautifully situated for farming and grazing.
The improvements are two comfortable Log Dwelling Houses, with good pine floors, the houses are sufficient to accommodate two families and are about half a mile distant from each other. It has other necessary out buildings with a good orchard, and a variety of other excellent fruit trees. The purchaser may be accommodated on reasonable terms, with a considerable quantity of Indian corn as also with my stock on the farms, and with the wheat and rye in the ground which is about 40 acres, mostly wheat. I will give immediate possession and can make an indisputable title to the purchaser. Terms of sale will be made known by applying to George ELLICOTT at ELLICOTT's lower mills, or to the subscriber on the premises.