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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.
 
Location. 37° 7.467′ N, 76° 33.435′ W. Marker is 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.
 
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 (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
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); Two USCT Heroes (approx. 1.9 miles away); Providence Mennonite Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Young’s Mill (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 982 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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