June Turnage to share history of Balls Neck area
, 2015

June Turnage to share
history of Balls Neck area

June Hudnall Turnage will address the history of the Balls Neck area of Northumberland County at 9:30 a.m. March 29 at Shiloh School at Shiloh School and Balls Neck roads.

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Juice and donuts will be served while people gather, reported Jane Towner. The program will include a talk followed by a walk.

Plans include onsite visits to Hurstville, where foundations for the chimney were laid between 1651 and 1683, and the Ball Family Cemetery, where the earliest grave is that of Capt. Daniel Ball, 1735-1811. The Chesapeake Bay may be viewed from differing perspectives at both of these sites, said Towner. 

Utilizing car pools, roadside stops will include Salt Pond, where the bay’s salt industry thrived during revolutionary times; Gascony, rebuilt in 1848 on the foundations of the original house ca.1649; and The Anchorage, ca.1757, typical of homes built by successful farmers of the time. Examining the lone Diller-Harding family grave, in the field across the road from Shiloh School, concludes the program by noon.

The school is unheated so appropriate attire is suggested, she said. Boots are recommended for walking.  

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