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Nelson in Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Windmill Point

 
 
Windmill Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Windmill Point Marker
Inscription.  This plantation was homesite of Miles Cary, Sr. who came from England in 1645 at the age of 22. He was killed defending Old Point Comfort against the Dutch June 10, 1667. His grave nearby is said to be the oldest in Newport News. Father of Miles Cary, Jr. of Richneck, his descendents left an indelible mark on the development of this nation. Originally the Baynham Patent, his father-in-law, Thomas Taylor, willed the Warwick County land to Col. Cary.
 
Erected 1972 by Cary Family Descendents.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era.
 
Location. 37° 7.467′ N, 76° 33.435′ W. Marker is in Nelson in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Denbigh Boulevard (Virginia Route 173) and Garrow Road, on the left when traveling south on Denbigh Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23608, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Olivet Christian Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Warwick Court House
Denbigh Blvd & Garrow Rd image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Denbigh Blvd & Garrow Rd
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Warwick County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Warwick Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Warwick Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Two USCT Heroes (approx. 1.9 miles away); Providence Mennonite Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Young’s Mill (approx. 2.7 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,215 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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