Historic Hoover House c.1857 – Buy It Now!

By Gary Gestson • June 3rd, 2011

*Potential Short Sale – All contracts subject to third party approval.

This beautifully restored house on Main Street dates back to the 1850’s. It underwent extensive renovations and repairs in 1990 and is now a perfectly update historic home. The versatile floor plan allows for comfortable living while preserving many original details including exposed log walls and poplar floors.


Main Floor

Living Room 12’x19′- 7.5′ ceiling, wood floor, chair rail, stairs to second floor, wainscot, closet, recessed lighting, front door with glass.
Bedroom 1 12’x18′- Wood floor, exposed log wall (original side of house), track lighting.
Kitchen 13’x13′- Wood floor, cook top, chair rail, wainscot, cabinets (painted), closet, breakfast bar, stairs to second floor.
Sunroom 7’x15′- Wood floor, tile, floor, electric floor board, door to patio, eight windows, ceiling fan.
Full Bath- Tile floor, recessed lighting.

2nd Floor

Family Room 12’x18′- Wood floor, stairs, recessed lighting.
Bedroom 2 9’x12′- Wood floor, closet.
Bedroom 3 13’x13′- Wood floor, back stairs, closet.
Enclosed Porch 11’x13′
Bathroom 7’x12′- Vinyl floor, closet, shelves, tub, tile counter.


A settler named Joseph Chapline settled in the area around 1740. After the conclusion of the French and Indian War, he founded the town in 1763, naming it in honor of his friend Horatio Sharpe, the Proprietary Governor of the Province of Maryland.

Situated to the east of the Potomac River and its water power, the town attracted industry in the early 19th century, particularly after the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal was extended to Sharpsburg around 1836. It was incorporated in 1832.

Confederate General Robert E. Lee invaded Maryland in the late summer of 1862 and was intercepted by Union General George B. McClellan. Their armies met in the Battle of Antietam (or Battle of Sharpsburg) on September 17, 1862—the single bloodiest day of the American Civil War and all of American military history, with nearly 23,000 casualties. The inconclusive but strategic Union victory politically enabled Abraham Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.

This victory was a turning point of the war because it stopped the Confederacy from advancing and winning an important battle on Northern soil. Sharpsburg claims its Memorial Day commemoration as one of the first in the U.S., having their 142nd consecutive celebration in 2009. The city also celebrates an annual Heritage Festival in mid-September.

The town core was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008 as the Sharpsburg Historic District.

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