Appreciations and References

It Takes A Village

The Dunnington Mansion Foundation is forever grateful to all the wonderful contributors that have made this website a reality. Without their kindness, generosity and donation of time, this comprehensive history of Poplar Hill would have never been possible.


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

Former Owners:

 Nelson and Marsha Bolt


John Prengaman
Gary Hearn
David Boush - Woltz and Associates Realtors
Kristen Kirchen - Iron Dog Preservation, LLC
Kristen Laise - Executive Director, Belle Grove Plantation

The Dunnington Family - Great Grandchildren:

Frank Orgain
Walter C. "Skip" Sprye Jr.
William "Buck" Sydnor II
Southard Shields Brumfield

Virginia Department of Historic Resources:

Marc Wagner
Quatro Hubbard
Randall Jones


Ryan Murtagh
Heather Beach
Bryan Sansivero


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.