White Stone is a charming and lively small town with some quaint restaurants and stores, located at the mouth of the Rappahannock River. The community was founded in 1715. The name “White Stone” refers to the excess of white ballast stones in the area’s waterways. In colonial times these stones were dumped there by British ships to make room for precious cargo like tobacco. White Stone is home to Historic Christ Church. First a wooden structure in 1670, the church was rebuilt by Robert “King” Carter, colonial Virginia’s most powerful planter. Especially because of its detailed brickwork and superb interior, Christ Church was named the finest Anglican parish church in all of colonial Virginia.
White Stone is located in the Northern Neck region of Virginia.