Following Willey's death in 1812 the mill was sold to James Owens, and then to Isaac Riggs. From 1821 until 1874 it was owned by members of the Johnson family, and while the property passed through the hands of several subsequent owners, it was known as "Johnson's Mill" until it was purchased by miller Ainsworth Abbott in 1919. The core of the present mill building is believed to have been constructed on the foundation of the original structure during the latter portion of the 19th century.
The mill was operated by Mr. Abbott until shortly before the State of Delaware began the acquisition of the property in 1963. Abbott's Mill was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Adjoining property was added to the Register in 1979. The site is now a part of the Delaware Nature Society's Abbott's Mill Nature Center, which offers programs and activities designed to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of our natural environment.
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|Date Added||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 2:36am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 458691 N 4304239|
|Decimal Degrees||38.88605000, -75.47628333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 53.163', W 75° 28.577'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 53' 9.78" N, 75° 28' 34.62" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 15419 Abbotts Pond Rd, Milford DE 19963, US|
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