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Shellman House

Shellman House

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  • Date Posted: Apr 30, 2014
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  • Address: Westminster, MD, USA

Westminster, Maryland

Westminster is located in north central Maryland. It is the county seat of Carroll County. It is a smaller community of about 18,000 residents.

The Shellman House Information:

Jacob Sherman is thought to have built the Shellman House in 1807.

David Shriver and his family lived in the house until 1812. During this time several tragedies occurred. One young girl who lived with the Shrivers fell ill with “bilious collick”. His wife Eve, who may have suffered from epilepsy, had a fit and fell such that her face was burnt on a hot stove while living in the Shellman House.

For a short period of time during the early stages of the Civil War, Confederates took over and occupied the Shellman House as their headquarters from 6:00 PM- midnight on July 9, 1864.

Restoration and renovation of the Shellman House began in 1988.

Ghosts and the Paranormal at the Shellman House in Westminster, Maryland:

People claim to have seen the ghost of girl about 9 years of age looking out of a window of the Shellman House when no young females were inside the building.


Wikipedia (2011). Westminster, Maryland. Retrieved April 25, 2011 from,_Maryland

Glass, J. (n.d.). Ghosts and Legends of Carroll County Maryland. Retrieved from

No Author (n.d.). Shellman-Fischer-Shellman House. Retrieved April 23, from

Westminster, MD Maryland, USA

Westminster, MD Maryland, USA

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