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Near Union in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mary Ingles

 

(Marker #1) Another Marker at Big Bone Lick State Park

 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
1. Mary Engles Marker #1
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Inscription. Reputed first white woman in Ky. Shawnees captured her and two sons in July 1755 at site Roanoke, Va. Led to village at mouth of Scioto River, separated from sons, taken to Big Bone Lick. compelled to make salt here; adopted by chief; given few liberties. Escaped late fall with another woman. After 40 days she reached home. Died 1813, age 83. A courageous, resourceful pioneer. 1965 Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways 859
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 859.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.273′ N, 84° 45.044′ W. Marker is near Union, Kentucky, in Boone County. Marker is on Beaver Road west of U.S. 127, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. marker is in the picnic area near the entrance of Big Bone Lick State Park, off St Rt 338, about two miles west of US 127. Enter park off St Rt 338, first drive to right leads to the picnic area. There are two markers at the shelter house; this one, and “Big Bone Lick”. There are more markers, deeper in the park at the museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3380 Beaver Road, Union KY 41091, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Mary Engles Marker #1 image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
2. Mary Engles Marker #1
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At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Big Bone Lick (here, next to this marker); Big Bone Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Big Bone Lick (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Draper Ingles (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Elwood Mead (approx. 5.3 miles away in Indiana); Piatt's Landing & (approx. 6.2 miles away); Rabbit Hash (approx. 6.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Union.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Mary Engles Marker #1 image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
3. Mary Engles Marker #1
marker can be seen at a distance
Mary Engles Marker #1 image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
4. Mary Engles Marker #1
picnic area in Big Bone Lick State Park
Mary Engles Marker #1 image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
5. Mary Engles Marker #1
sign at front entrance to Big Bone Lick State Park
Mary Engles Marker #1 image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
6. Mary Engles Marker #1
logo seal on top of marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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