White Stone VA: History, Homes and Small Town Feel

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The town of White Stone was founded in 1715 but it was not until 1953 that the town was incorporated. White Stone is a small town in Lancaster County, Virginia. The name “White Stone” refers to the accumulations of white stones in the area’s waterways. The stones were dumped there in the colonial era by British ships that dumped their stone ballast to make room for cargo like tobacco to carry back to England.

Willaby’s Cafe and Adrift are great local dining spots. Also be sure to check out the Antique Outfitters. The shop offers items ranging from farming to antique furniture, vintage car models, household items and collectibles. The shop caters to both men’s and women’s interests. The Allure Art Center is also a great place to visit in White Stone.  Allure Art Center is a multifaceted venue offering working studios, professional gallery, event space, artisans retail shop, along with professional and retail spaces.

The icon that most people associate with White Stone today is the Robert O. Norris Bridge. The bridge is majestic in not only its 2 mile span but the vast views of the Rappahannock River and out to the Chesapeake Bay. Built in 1957, the bridge connects Route 3 from Virginia’s Middle Peninsula to the southern half of the Northern Neck Peninsula.  Today, the town is home to more than 75 local businesses, national historic landmarks, tourist attractions and a growing destination for retirees. Be sure to spend some time in this quiet and friendly small town, there is so much to see and so much to love about it.

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