Earlier in May, Maryland’s Washington County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an easement to preserve more than 60 acres near Antietam National Battlefield. The 61.31 acres is located off Rohrersville and Locust Grove roads. The Rural Legacy Program allowed for the easement which will be funded by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
According to the county’s documentation, the preservation easement “will serve to permanently preserve a valuable scenic, environmental and historic property in the county. The parcel is made up of cropland and woodland and is bisected by Little Antietam Creek on the front of the property. It lies in a part of Washington County that was heavily trafficked during the Civil War and the Battle of Antietam.” No historic structures stand on the land, but the county’s preservation planner has described “ruins” on the property.
For more details about the county’s preservation and the new easement, please refer to this article: https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/local/washington-county-approves-preservation-easement-near-antietam-national-battlefield/article_fb059690-249b-5685-98e1-136de4dd8f8f.html