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Cool Hollow House

    Cool Hollow House, a private residence, was built c.1823 by the very prominent Emmert family.  The Emmert family founded the Church of the Brethren in Washington County, and were early pioneers that helped to settle the area.  Progressives for their time, local lore has it that a large tree that once adorned the front lawn was a marker along the Underground Railroad, establishing safe haven at the Emmert home.  Always an elegant property, former owners include prominent 19th century merchants and farmers, a jeweler, a prominent engineer, and a well know children’s author and illustrator.  The house boasts fifteen rooms, retaining almost all of their historic character.  The grounds are inhabited by venerable trees, some more than two centuries old, a koi pond with waterfall, historic mill ruins, and an 18th century stone forge.  Residing along the banks of the historic Antietam Creek, the property includes both the east and west banks, providing gorgeous sunset views along the water, and ample privacy.     


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