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Located adjacent to the Rappahannock River in the lower part of Lancaster County, White Stone has long been referred to as the Southern Gateway to the Northern Neck. Although for many years it was a town that most cars simply passed through, White Stone has become a growing destination in the Chesapeake Bay.
For anyone who knows the area, the Robert O. Norris Bridge is one of the biggest landmarks that comes to mind when someone mentions White Stone. Although thousands of vehicles travel through town and across this impressive two-mile bridge every summer, White Stone has something to offer visitors and locals no matter the season. With winter comes both oyster and rockfish season, as well as holiday parades and open house tours, while the warmer months of summer bring festivals, boating, fishing, and breathtaking scenery.
Arguably the biggest event held in White Stone every year is the Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show. All proceeds go towards the White Stone Volunteer Fire Department, and thousands of people come to either display their own work or admire that of others. What began in 1980 as a small art show has grown into a two-day event with exhibitors from Pennsylvania to Florida. Photography, antique decoys, original paintings, taxidermy, sculptures and more are all available for purchase or simply viewing.
As White Stone becomes an increasingly popular destination, it has provided a wonderful opportunity for local entrepreneurs to secure a foothold in the area. Recently, one of White Stone’s newest businesses has started to create a lot of buzz in Washington, D.C.’s restaurant scene: White Stone Oyster Company. The company grows a deep-cupped, sweet and meaty oyster on its Windmill Point farm located just north of the Rappahannock River. Harvesting tens-of-thousands of oysters each week, White Stone Oyster Co. has expanded its distribution from closer cities like D.C. to Charleston, SC and even New York City. If you’d like to get your hands on a bushel of White Stone Oysters without visiting one of its elite restaurant clients, you can place an order on the company website.
There are several accounts of where the name ‘White Stone’ came from. One of the more popular theories comes from the strange accumulation of white stones in the area’s waterways. It is believed that the stones were used as the ballast on British ships during the colonial era — the passengers onboard dumped the stones into the water in order to make room for cargo on their journey back to England. White Stone has had a long and dynamic history, from being involved in the Civil War, to becoming a busy port full of steamboats and ferries, to the charming bay town it is today.