Near Union in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
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 and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 859.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Women. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1755.
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. marker is in the picnic area near the entrance of Big Bone Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3380 Beaver Road, Union KY 41091, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 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); Mary Draper Ingles (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Big Bone Lick (approx. 2˝ miles away); Major John P. Gaines (approx. 4.9 miles away); Dr. Elwood Mead (approx. 5.3 miles away in Indiana); Richwood Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 620 times since then and 104 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 22, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.