During the late 1700’s Knights Island was the home of John Leach Knight a wealthy planter and father of the infamous Catherine (Kitty) Knight. Kitty has her place in history saving several homes in Georgetown from being burned in the War of 1812.
Knights Island is really a peninsula. The Sassafras River provides the southern and western boundaries while McGill, Dowdell and Back Creeks are the northern boundaries. Two thirds of the Preserve is wooded and has many magnificent old growth trees.
Rodger Firestone was the latest owner of Knights Island and had plans to build his dream home there. Firestone had a 68’ Trumpy Motoryacht, Tireless built in 1963 and kept it on Back Creek.
Today Knights Island Preserve containing 370+ acres with 22 Waterfront homesites, is the only gated community in Cecil County. There is a full-time manager whose home is immediately inside the gate. He provides security for the residents and maintains the Open Spaces.
North American Land Trust owns and manages the 250+ acres that comprise the Open space and the Waterfront lots comprise the remainder of 128 acres .
Lot #16 is a 4+ acre partial treed Waterfront lot facing Southeast with 438’ of frontage on the Sassafras River. Amenities include a deep water 40’ boat slip with electric and water, boat storage facility for a 28’ boat, and 250 acres of community Open Space.
Come enjoy your neighbors, bald eagles, osprey, red tail hawks and deer to name a few. An opportunity like this does not come along very often so make an appointment to visit Knights Island Preserve today.
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Chesapeake City MD Waterfront Specialist - Rich Cotton Serving the Waterfront/Water Oriented Buyers and Sellers since 1989 in Elkton, Chesapeake City, Earleville, Cecilton, North East, Charlestown, Perryville, Port Deposit, Galena, Kennedyville and surrounding areas. 800-757-7412.