Bodkin is estate 10 in St. Croix’s Northside A Quarter. The windmill was built in the 19th century based on appearances on historic maps. The inscription stone says Erected 1808 A.D. Bodkin was likely named for the initial owner in the Danish period. The windmill tower is partly collapsed.
The first suggestion of settlement of estate Bodkins is the ownership attributed to Laurence Bodkin through the late 1760s, indicating the genesis of the estate name as the original owner per McGuire geographic dictionary of the Virgin Islands (p.37). Historic maps no indication of sugar machinery through the 18th century. By 1790, ownership transitioned to Robert Thompson.
The 1856 Parsons map includes a windmill at Bodkin. McGuire notes that the mill is 100 yards southeast of the summit of the 993-foot Bodkin Hill. The 20th-century topographic maps all indicate a windmill ruin on the high ridge indicating an elevation of 963 feet, 100 yards south of the summit of Bodkin Hill, creating the highest elevation for a windmill on St. Croix.