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Near Volney in Grayson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Spencer Cabin

 

— Grayson Highlands State Park —

 
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By TeamOHE, July 24, 2020
1. Spencer Cabin Marker
Inscription.  This cabin was originally located on park property south of Route 58. It is named after William Glen and Hester Spencer, who lived in it from 1936 until Hester's death in 199O.

Spencer Cabin was built by John Calvin Ingram in the early 1900's. Ingram was born in 1842, and at the age of 17 joined the Confederate Army. He served until he was wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 4, 1863. In 1862 Ingram married Charity Ann Farmer. Together they reared nine children.

Both the Inghams and the Spencer's are buried in Haw Orchard Cemetery, a short distance from where their home once stood.

The cabin relocation and chimney reconstruction was made possible through donations by the Rugby Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department.
 
Erected by Grayson Highlands State Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 36° 37.739′ N, 81° 28.742′ W. Marker is near Volney, Virginia, in Grayson County

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By TeamOHE, July 24, 2020
2. Spencer Cabin Marker
. Marker can be reached from Sugarlands Overlook Road 1.2 miles east of Grayson Highlands Lane (Virginia Route 362), on the left when traveling east. On the grounds of the Grayson Highlands State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mouth of Wilson VA 24363, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jones Homestead (within shouting distance of this marker); Spring House (within shouting distance of this marker); Weavers Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Interpreter's Cabin (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rock House Ridge Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Grayson County (approx. 1.3 miles away); John Deere Mower Model 2 (approx. 1.3 miles away); North Carolina / Virginia (approx. 3.7 miles away in North Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Volney.
 
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By TeamOHE, July 24, 2020
3. Spencer Cabin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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