Mary Draper Ingles

Statue by Matt Langford

Mary Draper Ingles (1732 – February 1815), was an American pioneer and early settler of western Virginia. In the summer of 1755 she and her two young sons were among several captives taken by Shawnee after the Draper’s Meadow Massacre during the French and Indian War. They were taken to Lower Shawneetown at the Ohio and Scioto rivers. Ingles escaped with another woman after two and a half months, making a trek of 500 to 600 miles crossing numerous rivers and creeks, and over the Appalachian Mountains to return home to Radford.

Ingles Farm

Ingles Farm

Arguably one of the most historically significant sites in Virginia, Ingles Farm transports visitors back to the days of westward expansion, Native Americans, and the daily struggle to survive. Deeded to William Ingles in 1747, the property was settled by William...
Mary Draper Ingles Trail

Mary Draper Ingles Trail

The Mary Draper Ingles Trail is a collection of sites and experiences in the Southwest Virginia area commemorating Mary Draper Ingles.  Explore a variety of sites including museums, art installations, hiking trails, theatre, and more. This map includes sites on the...

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