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Near White Stone in Lancaster County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Windmill Point

 
 
Windmill Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 9, 2009
1. Windmill Point Marker
Inscription. During the War of 1812, the British blockaded the Chesapeake Bay and sent raiding vessels up the rivers and creeks to plunder and destroy property. The lookout at Windmill Point (about a mile east) on Fleetís Island reported that on 23 April 1814, the enemy “landed near Windmill (Point) or North Point (about 2 miles northwest) and plundered a poor man . . . of a boat, everything he was worth.” A detachment of the 92nd Regiment of Lancaster Militia posted in the vicinity fired across a creek nearby and drove the British back to their ship. This was the final raid of the War of 1812 in Lancaster County.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-87.)
 
Location. 37° 37.008′ N, 76° 17.592′ W. Marker is near White Stone, Virginia, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Windmill Point Road (County Route 695) 7.4 miles east of White Stone (Virginia Route 3), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. It is at the end of the road at Windmill Point itself. Marker is in this post office area: White Stone VA 22578, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Windmill Point Marker at the Chesapeake Bay image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 9, 2009
2. Windmill Point Marker at the Chesapeake Bay
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Fleete and Fleetís Island (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain John Smithís Shallop (approx. 4.8 miles away); Fish Story (approx. 4.8 miles away); Oyster Tonging (approx. 4.8 miles away); F.D. Crockett (approx. 4.8 miles away); Compass Rose (approx. 4.8 miles away); Flagpole and Flag Etiquette (approx. 4.8 miles away); Confederate Boarding Cutter (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
The Beach at Windmill Point image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 9, 2009
3. The Beach at Windmill Point
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 837 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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