Appreciations and References

It Takes A Village

The Dunnington Mansion Foundation is forever grateful to all the wonderful contributors that have made this project a reality. Without their kindness, generosity and donation of time, this comprehensive history of Poplar Hill would have never been possible. Many of them are actively helping us in our continuing efforts to save the mansion!


James (Jimmy) Hurt
Bob Flippen
Dr. Ray Gaskins
Benedict Chatelain

Former Owners:

 Nelson and Marsha Bolt


Kristen Kirchen - Iron Dog Preservation, LLC
Kristen Laise - Executive Director: Belle Grove Plantation
Sonja Ingram - Preservation Virginia
Robin Marcato - Executive Director: Danville Historical Society
Adams Sutphin - Sutphin Architecture
James Smith - Montgomery Smith -Historic Glass House Restoration 

ProRenovation Construction Services

The Dunnington Family - Great Grandchildren:

Frank Orgain
Kathryn Sprye 
Walter C. "Skip" Sprye Jr.
William "Buck" Sydnor II
Southard Shields Brumfield
Walter Dunnington Shields Jr.
Ann Shields Stone
India Pruitt Trice

Virginia Department of Historic Resources:

Marc Wagner
Quatro Hubbard
Randall Jones


Ryan Murtagh
Heather Beach
Bryan Sansivero
ohn Karratti
Dean Fetterlof
Sean Toler
Kristina Daugherty
Cheryl Chirillo
Karen Jerzyk

Longwood University

Dr. Ryan Stouffer: Communications Studies class
Dr. Alec Hosterman: Public Relations Campaigns students

Hampden-Sydney College

Dr. Mary Prevo


Burrell, Charles Edward. "History of Prince Edward County, Virginia." p 320-21, 834

Bradshaw, Herbert Clarence. "History of Prince Edward County, Virginia." p 282, 834

The Farmville Herald. "Today and Yesterday in the Heart of Virginia." p251

Bradshaw, Herbert Clarence. "History of Farmville, Virginia 1798 - 1948 p 53, 227, 283, 292.

Dickinson, Sally Bruce. "Poplar Hill". Entire work.

Bruce, Phillip Alexander. "History of Virginia, Volume V". p 270

Covington, Edwina. "Prince Edward County Virginia Heritage Book 1754 - 2008". Copyright 2008 by County Heritage, Inc. and Prince Edward County Heritage Book Committee.

Library of Virginia: Virginia Chronicle  - digital newspaper archive.