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Blacksburg in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mary Draper Ingels

 
 
Mary Draper Ingels Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, February 16, 2009
1. Mary Draper Ingels Marker
Inscription. On 30 July 1755, during the French and Indian War, Shawnee Indians attacked the Draper's Meadow settlement nearby. They killed Col. James Patton, Casper Berger, Mrs. George Draper, and a Draper child, wounded James Cull, and captured Mary Draper Ingels, her two sons, Mrs. John Draper, and Henry Leonard. The Indians took their captives to Ohio. After several months, Ingels escaped and wandered some 800 miles to return home, a legendary feat. She and her husband, William, moved near Radford and operated a New River ferry. She died and was buried there in 1815, aged 83.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KG 10.)
 
Location. 37° 13.68′ N, 80° 25.62′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Duckpond Drive near W Campus Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg VA 24060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Marshall Hahn Jr. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paul Neyron Derring (about 500 feet away); Frank Leigh Robeson (about 600 feet away); Solitude
Mary Draper Ingels Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, February 16, 2009
2. Mary Draper Ingels Marker
(about 700 feet away); Robert James Davidson (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Edward Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Burke Johnston (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clinton Harriman Cowgill (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
View from the side Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, February 16, 2009
3. View from the side
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,970 times since then and 156 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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