Want Your Very Own Town? Buy Most of the Village of Markham, VA, for $3.5M

If “own a historic post office” is on your bucket list, today is your lucky day. Up for sale is a sizable chunk of the village of Markham, VA, which is about an hour outside of Washington, DC.

Nestled in the heart of the Virginia wine country, Markham sits next to the Appalachian Trail and was a stop on the Manassas Gap Railroad.

Completed just before the start of the Civil War, the railroad was a 77-mile track connecting Mount Jackson, VA, and Manassas Junction. Known as “the Meat Line of the Confederacy” during the Civil War, it’s now part of the Norfolk Southern Railway.

You could have your very own post office! You could have your very own post office!

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No really, it's a bona fide post office. No really, it’s a bona fide post office.

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In fact, this property comes with a station house in addition to the post office, two hotels, and four houses. Steeped in railroads and history (and now, wine), this small village could be an amazing bed-and-breakfast complex for an entrepreneurial buyer.

One of two hotels on the property One of two hotels on the property

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One of four houses One of four houses

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The post office, built in 1818, is adorable, and represents the 22643 ZIP code (yes, you also get your own ZIP code). Goose Creek winds through the scenic property, and although some of the structures are a bit on the fixer-upper side, you do get an entire town for $3.5 million. It’s not quite as expansive as Schitt’s Creek, but it’s definitely more beautiful.

The possibilities for Markham are endless for the right buyer: It could be transformed into an adorable weekend getaway for Baltimore and DC residents, an overnight stop for Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, or even just a weekend home for family and friends to visit.

Another house, in pale yellow Another house, in pale yellow The second hotel The second hotel

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Located near Shenandoah National Park, Markham is also smack dab in the up-and-coming food/wine/brewery/distillery area around Fredericksburg.

It’s certain you could find Civil War re-enactors, if that’s your deal, or just live a quiet life with your four houses, two hotels, one station house, and a post office. Consider it a deconstructed mansion for $3.5 million.

Another house, in a lovely mint green Another house, in a lovely mint green

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A fixer-upper, but charming nonetheless A fixer-upper, but charming nonetheless

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