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Winchester, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Abramís Delight

 
 
Abram's Delight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 25, 2007
1. Abram's Delight Marker
Inscription. Abramís Delight is the oldest home in Winchester. 582 acres of land was granted to Abraham Hollingsworth in 1734. The first log house on the site was replaced by the present stone structure built in 1754 by Isaac Hollingsworth, a Quaker, son of Abraham. Family heirlooms and original objects from the mid 18th and early 19th century furnish the home of one of Winchester's most prominent families.
 
Location. 39° 10.151′ N, 78° 9.663′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Pleasant Valley Road and Milwood Avenue (Business U.S. 17/50), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in a parking lot inside a park encompassing both Abramís Delight and the Winchester Visitors Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1340 South Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester VA 22601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hollingsworth Family Settlement (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Abramís Delight (within shouting distance of this marker); Shawnee Springs Hospital (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Daniel Morgan / Winchester
Abram's Delight and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 25, 2007
2. Abram's Delight and Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); First Battle of Winchester (approx. 0.7 miles away); Patsy Cline: Country Music Singer (approx. 0.7 miles away); Alabama (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mississippi (approx. 0.9 miles away); South Carolina (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Winchester.
 
Regarding Abramís Delight. Abramís Delight is open for tours, and is operated by the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society.
 
Also see . . .
1. Abram's Delight Museum. Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society. (Submitted on September 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Abram's Delight. Abram's Delight was a prominent location during the settlement period and the frontier wars. (Submitted on September 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Winchester Welcome and Visitors Center image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 25, 2007
3. Winchester Welcome and Visitors Center
The large apples are common place markers throughout Winchester. Each is adorned with a different theme or logo.
Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 25, 2007
4. Log Cabin
While not part of the original dwellings, this log cabin at the Abram's Delight site represents a typical home from the settlement period around Winchester. A set of mill stones stand near the cabin.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,212 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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