Here is your rare chance to own a true piece of history – a property once owned by Joseph McMurran, founder of Shepherd College (now Shepherd University). The “Black Farm”, tucked away just off Trough Rd outside of Shepherdstown, features a 19th century farmhouse that has been in the same family for generations and includes multiple outbuildings remnant of years past when the property was an active dairy farm. You’ll find the old Buckles/Hendricks cemetery hidden away at the rear of the property. This rolling lot with Rattlesnake Run gently streaming through offers 30+ acres of cropland and 30+ acres of fenced pastureland, all secured by the West Virginia Farmland Protection program. Outbuildings include a nice detached garage/workshop, a large chicken house, a concrete loafing shed, an old milk house, old silo, and a storage shed next to the house. The old farmhouse has had many updates over the years but still embellishes many of the features from days gone by. The home features central heating and air in the main section of the house, electrical updates, double hung windows, hardwood flooring, a main level bedroom with attached bath and sitting room (possible in-law suite with separate entrance), a galley kitchen with table space and hickory cabinetry, a formal living room with wood burning fireplace, a formal dining room with wood stove for warm and cozy winters, an additional family room, and a spacious laundry room. Two separate stairways lead upstairs to two bedrooms, a sitting room, 1.5 baths, and potential third bedroom. There is plenty of space for all your storage needs with both the floored attic and concrete basement with outside entrance. Bring your farm animals, plant your own crops, and enjoy all the privacy and serenity this lovely property has to offer!