July 18, 2011

The Hollingsworth Mill, Winchester

Stone Mill, Circa 1833
This mill was built on the site of an earlier grist mill from the 18th century. Now a museum, it stands near Abram's Delight and the Winchester Visitors Center on Pleasant Valley Road.

Winchester is in the northern part of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. It was founded in 1744 by Colonel James Wood, who was originally from Winchester, England.

The Civil War Trails marker for Abram's Delight tells us that the house is "experienced the passage of both Union and Confederate armies during the war." Read the complete text on HMDB.org.

"In the spring of 1864, Union Gen. Franz Sigel and several of his staff members occupied Abram’s Delight."
Another marker tells us more about the Hollingsworth family and the mill.

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