Jessie Ball duPont Historical

Jessie Ball duPont Historical (HM1U11)

Location: Kilmarnock, VA 22482 Northumberland County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 44.506', W 76° 19.027'

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(1884-1970)

Well known for her contributions to this area of Virginia, Jessie Ball duPont (nee Jessie Dew Ball) was born on Ball family property about one mile north of Hughlett Point.

Schoolteacher
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.

Philanthropist
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.

Historic Preservationist
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.

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(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.
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HM NumberHM1U11
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 383953 N 4177980
Decimal Degrees37.74176667, -76.31711667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 44.506', W 76° 19.027'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 44' 30.36" N, 76° 19' 1.62" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5129 Balls Neck Rd, Kilmarnock VA 22482, US
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