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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.
Photographed 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 Fleet’s 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 23, 1814.
 
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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. It is at the end of the road at Windmill Point itself. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Stone VA 22578, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Fleete and Fleet’s Island (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stingray Point Lighthouse Replica (approx. 4 miles away); The F.D. Crockett (approx. 4.7 miles away); Captain John Smith’s Shallop (approx. 4.8 miles away); Fish Story (approx. 4.8 miles away); Ruark Sculpture Garden (approx. 4.8 miles away); Oyster Tonging (approx. 4.8 miles away); a different marker also named F.D. Crockett (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Windmill Point Marker at the Chesapeake Bay image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, November 9, 2009
2. Windmill Point Marker at the Chesapeake Bay
The Beach at Windmill Point image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, November 9, 2009
3. The Beach at Windmill Point
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,461 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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