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Radford, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ingles Ferry Road

 
 
Ingles Ferry Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2011
1. Ingles Ferry Road Marker
Inscription. As the population in the New River valley increased in the 18th century, the western branch of the Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia to the backcountry of the Carolinas and Georgia crossed the region. The branch became known as the Wilderness Road. After Daniel Boone and others improved it about 1775, it was the main route of migration to Kentucky and the West through Cumberland Gap. This segment of the Wilderness Road ascended the Allegheny Mountains at Christiansburg, crossed the New River at Ingles Ferry, then continued west. In the 19th century, the Ingles Ferry Road was incorporated into the South Western Turnpike.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-70.)
 
Location. 37° 7.129′ N, 80° 31.996′ W. Marker is in Radford, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Rock Road East and Tyler Avenue (Virginia Route 177), on the right when traveling west on Rock Road East. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Radford VA 24141, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lovely Mount Tavern (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lovely Mount Baptist Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); Radford
Rock Rd E (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2011
2. Rock Rd E (facing west)
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Connelly's Run (approx. 2.1 miles away); Wildwood Pool (approx. 2.1 miles away); Starnes (approx. 2.4 miles away); Montgomery County / Pulaski County (approx. 2.8 miles away); New River Bridge (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Radford.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wilderness Road - Radford. Virginia's Heritage Migration Route (Submitted on April 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Ingles Ferry - Home of Mary Draper Ingles. Ingles Ferry is a small living history farm dedicated to depicting life during the 18th Century in the New River Valley. (Submitted on April 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Mary Draper Ingles' Return To Virginia's New River Valley. Blue Ridge Country - Exploring the Mountains of the South (Submitted on April 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

4. Ingles Ferry (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on April 8, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Ingles Ferry Tavern image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places, circa 2003
3. Ingles Ferry Tavern
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 784 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on April 8, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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