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Near Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Ambler House

 
 
The Ambler House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
1. The Ambler House Marker
Inscription. The Amber House was built by the Ambler family in the 1750s as the centerpiece of a fine plantation estate. A refined Georgian-style home, it was comparable to the elegant George Wythe House in Williamsburg. The house was burned in two wars, and after a third fire in 1895, was abandoned.
 
Erected by Colonial National Historic Park.
 
Location. 37° 12.461′ N, 76° 46.497′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker can be reached from Colonial Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in the "New Towne" section of the Historic Jamestown unit of Colonial National Historic Park. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ditch and Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); An Upper-Class Neighborhood 1630s-1699 (within shouting distance of this marker); Oyster Shells to Mortar (within shouting distance of this marker); Gardens and Crops (within shouting distance of this marker); A Diverse Jamestown Household 1620-1640 (within shouting distance
Marker in Historic Jamestowne Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
2. Marker in Historic Jamestowne
of this marker); Row Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); May-Hartwell Site 1660-1699 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Remarkable Collection 1670-1700 (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Ambler Family in Virginia. Colonial National Historic Park from National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 24, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Historic Jamestowne. Historic Jamestowne is the site of the first permanent English settlement in America. The site is jointly administered by APVA Preservation Virginia and the National Park Service. (Submitted on March 24, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
The Ambler House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
3. The Ambler House Marker
The Ambler House is located in the eastern portion of Jamestown's "New Towne".
The Ambler House Ruins Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
4. The Ambler House Ruins
Built around 1750 along Backstreet, the Ambler House was burned during the American Revolution and later in the Civil War.
Ruins of the Ambler House Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
5. Ruins of the Ambler House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,021 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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