Spring Mills Records

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Spring Mills Records, 400 WFCHS

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains an account book, correspondence, and ledgers, relating to Spring Mills business in Winchester, VA.
(2 boxes) Last updated 11/11.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: This mill was located near the confluence of Town Run and Abram’s Delight and was erected by the Hollingsworth family shortly after the Revolution. A very prosperous mill, it was run for many years during the 19th Century by David Hollingsworth. Around 1870, he sold the mill to Ober and Sons who used it as a fertilizer factory under the management of U. L. Dorsey. In 1884 it was operated by E. R. Thatcher and John V. Tavenner for the manufacture of butter. The plant shortly fell into disuse and was sold to the City of Winchester in 1890 who used it to supply water the city.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Cartmell, T. K., Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants, Berryville, VA: Chesapeake Book Company, 1963, p. 49.

CITE AS: Spring Mills Records, 400 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1

Ledger, 1819-1830

Ledger, 1830-1833

BOX 2

Account book, 1844-1845

Correspondence—David Hollingsworth, 1847, 1 page

Ledger, 1843-1847