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Abramís Delight

 
 
Abramís Delight Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 31, 2020
1. Abramís 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1734.
 
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. Located in a parking lot inside a park encompassing both Abramís Delight and the Winchester Visitors Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1340 South Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester VA 22601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hollingsworth Family Settlement (within shouting distance
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of this marker); a different marker also named Abramís Delight (within shouting distance of this marker); Shawnee Springs Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); POW-MIA (approx. 0.6 miles away); General Daniel Morgan / Winchester (approx. 0.6 miles away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Korean War (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Battle of Winchester (approx. 0.7 miles away); Spottswood Poles (approx. 0.7 miles away); Patsy Cline: Country Music Singer (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Abramís Delight and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 31, 2020
2. Abramís Delight and Marker
 
 
Abramís Delight image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, May 15, 2013
3. Abramís Delight
Winchester Welcome and Visitors Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 25, 2007
4. 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.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 25, 2007
5. 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.
Additional plaques on the building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 31, 2020
6. Additional plaques on the building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,573 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on November 7, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on September 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on November 2, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 9, 2023