Stingray Point, Virginia

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Coordinates: 37°33′31″N 76°18′19″W / 37.55861°N 76.30528°W / 37.55861; -76.30528

Stingray Point is a small community on the Chesapeake Bay near the village of Deltaville in Middlesex County, Virginia. It is located at the eastern terminus of State Route 33. It is populated by fewer than 250 full-time residents; however, during summer months that population surges as tourists and vacationeers flock to Deltaville for recreation on the bay. Most of the houses on Stingray Point are cottages and weekend homes. Stingray Point is also home to Stingray Point Marina, one of the Deltaville area's many marinas.[1]

Stingray Point gets its name from the 17th century when Captain John Smith was stung on the point by a stingray while fishing.[2] Smith was seriously injured by the sting, and even gave orders to his men as to the disposal of his body. However, he was saved when Native Americans provided a cure, found at a nearby creek, now known as Antipoison Creek.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Stingray Point Marina". Stingray Point Marina. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  2. ^ Mikkelson, Barbara and David P. (2 June 2012). "Mass Migration of Cownose Rays". Snopes.com. Retrieved 27 June 2018.