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
Dr. Ray Gaskins
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
The Dunnington Family - Great Grandchildren:
Kathryn Sprye Goebel
Walter C. "Skip" Sprye Jr.
William "Buck" Sydnor II
Southard Shields Brumfield
Walter Dunnington Shields Jr.
Ann Shields Stone
Virginia Department of Historic Resources:
Dr. Ryan Stouffer: Communications Studies class
Dr. Alec Hosterman: Public Relations Campaigns students
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.