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

Henry Fleete and Fleetís Island

 
 
Henry Fleete and Fleetís Island Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, November 9, 2009
1. Henry Fleete and Fleetís Island Marker
Inscription.  Henry Fleete was born about 1602 in Kent, England, and moved to Jamestown, Virginia, in 1621. Fleete was seized by the Anacostan Indians during a trading expedition and held for five years. He learned their language and after his release in 1627 became a negotiator for the Virginia and Maryland colonies. Fleete helped establish Maryland in 1634 and served in its General Assembly from 1635 to 1638, and in the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1652 to 1661. He established the boundaries of Lancaster County when it was created in 1651. In May 1661, Fleete died and was buried at his home here on Fleetís Island.
 
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-94.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1661.
 
Location. 37° 37.056′ N, 76° 17.568′ W. Marker is near White Stone, Virginia, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Windmill
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Point Road (County Route 695) 7.4 miles White Stone (Virginia Route 3), on the right when traveling east. 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. Windmill Point (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stingray Point Lighthouse Replica (approx. 4 miles away); The F.D. Crockett (approx. 4.8 miles away); Captain John Smithís 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. 4.9 miles away).
 
Henry Fleete and Fleetís Island Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, November 9, 2009
2. Henry Fleete and Fleetís Island Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,674 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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