Windmill Point

Windmill Point (HMG8X)

Location: White Stone, VA 22578 Lancaster County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 37.008', W 76° 17.592'

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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.
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HM NumberHMG8X
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Marker NumberJ-87
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 7:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 385869 N 4164085
Decimal Degrees37.61680000, -76.29320000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 37.008', W 76° 17.592'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 37' 0.48" N, 76° 17' 35.52" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25 State Rte 695, White Stone VA 22578, US
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