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Windmill Point J-87 | Marker History

Windmill Point Marker, J-87

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.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1998
Region: Northern Neck-Middle Peninsula and Eastern Shore Region
Geographic Location: Lancaster County
Physical Description of Location: White Stone, VA 22578. Located on Winmill Point Road, 7.4 miles east of the junction of Winmill Point Road and Mary Ball Road (Rt. 3). Marker is on the left when traveling east on Winmill Point Road.
GPS Location: 37.616818,-76.293155
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