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Historic Riverside Farm Sold in Frederick County

MacRo is pleased to announce the sale of 7502 Fingerboard Road, Frederick, Maryland.

This 299.24-acre historic farm was purchased in 1877 by Charles E. Trail, a prominent banker and landowner in Frederick City, and it remained in the family until recently sold.  The property features a beautiful stone residence of which the 2,800 SF +/- main section is believed to have been constructed in the 1840’s, a three-story stone tower was added in 1878, and a framed wing with vinyl siding was added to the rear of the stone structure in the 1990’s.  The property also includes a two-story summer kitchen, a 4-bay bank barn, a block dairy barn, a 3-bay machine shed, and a 1,200 SF +/- tenant house.

Riverside includes approximately 175 acres of tillable land, 80 acres of clean woods, and a creek which bisects the land.  It also features over 2,000 linear feet of frontage on the Monocacy River, and it is situated 1/2 mile south of the Monocacy National Battlefield.

The Frederick County Land Preservation Program office stated that this property would be their top priority for the Rural Legacy preservation program. With one lot previously subdivided off the farm, two conventional subdivision rights and 6 ag cluster rights remain.

The property closed on December 28, 2021, for a sales price of $3,269,711, and Dave Wilkinson, MacRo, Ltd., coordinated the transaction between the seller and the buyer.

For more information on how MacRo, Ltd. Real Estate Brokerage Services may be able to assist you in the sale or acquisition of a farm, raw land or building lot, please contact Dave Wilkinson at 301-748-5670 or

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