Hillsboro in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
This Is the Birthplace of Susan Koerner Wright
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.
Location. 39° 11.903′ N, 77° 43.372′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on Charles Town Pike (Virginia Route 9) near Gaver Mill Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Purcellville VA 20132, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Potts Graveyard (approx. 2.1 miles away); John W. Mobberly (approx. 2.4 miles away); Ketoctin Church Short Hill (approx. 3.2 miles away); Electric Trains on the W&OD Ambush at Purcellville (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsboro.
Also see . . .
1. The Wright Family. An essay on the Centennial of Flight Commission webpage. There is a portrait of Susan Wright on this page. Click on the small image to enlarge. (Submitted on April 30, 2007.)
2. The Wright Family. Article on Wright Brother’s family to include their mother’s background and influence. (Submitted on July 19, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Air & Space • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,243 times since then and 25 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.