Created By: Livvie Brault
Stingray Point is located in Deltaville, Va. It is a bit of a drive from Irvington by car, but by boat it is only a twenty-minute ride. The views out to the point are incredible and the point is home to lots of history. The point initially received its name from an injury sustained by Captain John Smith. Smith was attempting to fish, when he was stung by a stingray. The injury was so severe that Smith ordered his men to prepare a funeral, but Smith survived. After the injury, he dubbed the area “Stingray Isle”. It is also important to note, that this voyage went against a previously made agreement with the Powhatan people.
This side of the river is home to four main tribes: the Chiskia, Kecoughtan, Piankatank, and the Werowocomoco. The tribe that the area was initially inhabited by was the Piankatank Tribe. In the 1600s, the Piankatank tribe was relatively small with a population of 633.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Final Project Tour - Brault