Kilmarnock in Lancaster County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Jessie Ball duPont
She was the first teacher at Shiloh School in Northumberland County. The schoolhouse where she taught, located about two miles north of the preserve, still stands at the intersection of State Routes 605 and 606.
After becoming the third wife of Alfred I. duPont in 1921, Mrs. duPont made generous financial contributions to area churches, and provided college scholarships for promising local students. She also gave to many colleges and universities, particularly Washington & Lee, and the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee.
Mrs. duPont was also an early supporter of historic preservation. Through her efforts, Ditchley, the Ball family home constructed in 1752, was restored. This building still stands on property southwest of Dividing Creek, approximately eleven miles from this preserve.
(upper left) Portrait of Mrs. duPont, commissioned in 1980. Courtesy of Jessie Ball duPont Fund.
(lower right) Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. duPont in Florida, 1926. Courtesy of Jessie Ball duPont Fund.
Location. Touch for map. The marker is on the property of the Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve on a cut out parking area on VA 605. Marker is in this post office area: Kilmarnock VA 22482, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve (here, next to this marker); Shiloh School (approx. 2 miles away); Ditchley and Cobbs (approx. 2˝ miles away); Morattico Baptist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); First American Woman Missionary to China (approx. 4 miles away); Kilmarnock (approx. 4.1 miles away); Dr. Morgan E. Norris (approx. 4.3 miles away); White Marsh Church (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kilmarnock.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 27, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.