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Kilmarnock in Lancaster County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First American Woman Missionary to China

 
 
First American Woman Missionary to China Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
1. First American Woman Missionary to China Marker
Inscription. Here was born, October 28, 1817, Henrietta Hall (daughter of Colonel Addison Hall), first American woman missionary to China. She married Rev. J. Lewis Shuck, and was sent with him to China by the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions, arriving there in September, 1836. She died at Hong Kong, November 27, 1844.
 
Erected 1935 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number J-89.)
 
Location. 37° 42.69′ N, 76° 22.733′ W. Marker is in Kilmarnock, Virginia, in Lancaster County. Marker is on East Church Street (Virginia Route 200) near South Main Street (Virginia Route 3), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65 E Church St, Kilmarnock VA 22482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kilmarnock (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Morgan E. Norris (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ditchley and Cobbs (approx. 1.8 miles away); Morattico Baptist Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Corotoman (approx. 3.2 miles away); Christ Church (approx.
First American Woman Missionary to China Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
2. First American Woman Missionary to China Marker
3.2 miles away); Christ Church Lancaster (approx. 3.2 miles away); Jessie Ball duPont (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kilmarnock.
 
Also see . . .  A Memoir of Mrs. Henrietta Shuck, the First American Female Missionary to China. 1850 book by Jeremiah Jeter. “Her life, though it did not abound in striking incidents and brilliant achievements, was filled up with diligent, self-denying, and earnest efforts for the salvation of the heathen.” (Submitted on November 8, 2009.) 
 
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House Directly Across the Street from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
3. House Directly Across the Street from the Marker
Kilmarnock Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
4. Kilmarnock Baptist Church
Marker is curbside at the church.
Henrietta Hall Schuck (1817–1844) image. Click for full size.
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5. Henrietta Hall Schuck (1817–1844)
Illustration in the 1850 book Memoir of Henrietta Shuck, First American Female Missionary to China.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,085 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 8, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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