Hillsboro in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
This Is the Birthplace of Susan Koerner Wright
This is the birthplace of Susan Koerner Wright, April 30, 1831–July 4, 1889, mother of Wilbur and Orville Wright, inventors of the airplane.
A notable woman who largely guided and wisely inspired her sons to their immortal discovery. She was the mother also of Katharine Wright Haskell, August 19, 1874–March 3, 1929, whose sisterly devotion aided in giving mankind access to the unlimited aerial highway.
Erected 1929 by The Rivanna Garden Club of Charlottesville, Va., Dec 17.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Women.
Location. 39° 11.907′ N, 77° 43.376′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Charles Town Pike (Virginia Route 9) and Gaver Mill Road (Virginia Route 812), on the left when traveling west on Charles Town Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Purcellville VA 20132, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as 36990 Charles Town Pike (within shouting distance of this marker); 36982 Charles Town Pike (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 36974 Charles Town Pike (about 500 feet away); 36963 Charles Town Pike (about 600 feet away); Old Potts Graveyard (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsboro.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,719 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 28, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 2. submitted on April 30, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2022, by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia.