Winton Country Club

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Winton Country Club, constructed in 1769, was the home of Sarah Winston Syme Henry, mother of patriot Patrick Henry. Legend has it that when Patrick Henry visited during the American Revolution, he had to secrete himself from the enemy in a pile of hay here. Rumors also say that Sarah Henry still lingers here, although she died Christmas Day 1784. Folks have felt her presence and heard her footsteps and the rustling of her petticoats.

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599 Patrick Henry Hwy
Amherst, VA 24521
United States

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37.63770584626215, -79.02426928281784
Amherst County, Virginia
Nearest Towns:
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  1. We were members here when I was a child and worked in the manor house, downstairs in the restaurant and in the golf shop as my first job. Sarah Henry died in the house and is buried on the grounds. We never saw anything but roamed around everywhere and it certainly is creepy esp at night.

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