Room for the Kids: Maryland Goat Island Listed for $1.5M

SMITH ISLAND, Md. (AP) — An island in the Chesapeake Bay is for sale — along with a herd of 30 goats.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports the Bradshaw family of Bradshaw & Sons Funeral Home in Crisfield has owned Goat Island since 1956. Bob Bradshaw says the 55-acre enclave is listed at $1.5 million — down from the original asking price of $15 million a decade ago.

Bradshaw says he doesn’t know how the goats ended up on the island, but says they appeared sometime after his grandfather, Aaron Bradshaw, became the owner. Islands around the Eastern Shore of Maryland have been used for centuries as natural livestock pens.

The property is only accessible by boat but does have electricity. Zoning laws would allow up to two structures to be built.


Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md.,

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