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Near Montvale in Bedford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colonial Fort

 
 
Colonial Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Martha Fisher, May 29, 2011
1. Colonial Fort Marker
Inscription. Near here stood a fortified dwelling used for shelter during periods of warfare between European colonists and Native Americans. To this fort in 1756 came Mary Draper Ingles (Mrs. William Ingles) for protection following her escape from captivity by the Shawnee Indians. She was taken prisoner on 30 July 1755 following an attack on the Draper's Meadows settlement in Montgomery County near present-day Blacksburg. The story of her forced march to the Ohio Indian towns, her subsequent escape, and her long trek back home is part of the folklore of frontier Virginia. During the French and Indian War (1754-1763), many settlers abandoned this area and fled eastward.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 121.)
 
Location. 37° 22.292′ N, 79° 41.975′ W. Marker is near Montvale, Virginia, in Bedford County. Marker is on West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike (U.S. 460) 0.3 miles west of Circle K Road (Virginia Route 751), in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montvale VA 24122, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Botetourt County / Bedford County (approx. 3.7 miles away); 1889 Thaxton Train Wreck
US Rt 460 (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Martha Fisher, May 29, 2011
2. US Rt 460 (facing east)
(approx. 4.2 miles away); Peaks of Otter (approx. 7.1 miles away); a different marker also named Peaks of Otter (approx. 7.1 miles away); Hunter's Bivouac (approx. 7.3 miles away); Abbott Lake (approx. 7.4 miles away); Polly Woods' Ordinary (approx. 7.4 miles away); Coming of the Railroad (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 592 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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