Draper Mountain Scenic Overlook
N 37° 01.081 W 080° 47.044
17S E 519208 N 4096892
Quick Description: Located on U. S. Route 11, atop Draper Mountain, this overlook gives you a great view of Draper Valley below.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 5/20/2006 5:50:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMD4V
Named for John Draper who was one of the early settlers of the Virginia Frontier and the land along the New River. Draper first settled at Draper's Meadows near present day Blackburg, Virginia but in 1755, Shawnee Indian made their way from the Ohio River Valley to raid the Virginia Frontier. As a result of one of those raids, Bettie Robertson Draper (John's wife) and her sister-in-law, Mary Draper Ingalls and five other were taken captive and taken back to the Shawnee Camps in the Ohio River Valley. Mary Draper Ingalls escaped and traveled on foot more than 850 miles back to the new River Valley. Bettie Draper lived for 6-years with the family of an Indian Chief before John Draper found her and was able to barter for her release. In 1765 John and Bettie Draper moved from Draper's Meadow to the area seen below which is known as Draper's Valley.
Describe - Highway or Road number: U. S. Route 11
Closest town or city: Pulaski, Virginia
Number of parking spots available: 6
Winter View: no
Summer View: yes
Year around access ?: yes
Comfort station on site: no
Is a photo of an "Information Sign"included?: No
Name if a website describes this location.: Not listed
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