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Hartfield in Middlesex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stingray Point

 
 
Stingray Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, January 16, 2009
1. Stingray Point Marker
Inscription.  Eight miles east, where the Rappahannock River joins Chesapeake Bay. Near there, in June, 1608, Captain John Smith, the explorer, was hurt by a stingray while fishing in the river. The point took its name from this incident.
 
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number N-77.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsColonial EraExplorationWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1608.
 
Location. 37° 33.064′ N, 76° 26.742′ W. Marker is in Hartfield, Virginia, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of General Fuller Highway (Virginia Route 33) and Twiggs Ferry Road (Virginia Route 3), on the right when traveling east on General Fuller Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartfield VA 23071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lower Methodist Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Naval Actions on Wilton Creek and the Rappahannock River
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(approx. 2.1 miles away); Dr. Copter — Flying Medicine to Tangier (approx. 3½ miles away); Gloucester County / Mathews County (approx. 3.9 miles away); Stingray Point Contraband (approx. 5.8 miles away); a different marker also named Stingray Point (approx. 5.8 miles away); Mathews County (approx. 5.8 miles away); Fort Nonsense (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 776 times since then and 23 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 17, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.
 
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