On Monday, October 10, 2022, two local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Chapters gathered at West View Cemetery in Radford to clean gravestones as part of DAR Service Day. On the National DAR Day of Service, DAR members all over the world celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the DAR on October 11, 1890 by participating in special volunteer service projects in their communities. Members of both the Alleghany Chapter and the General William Campbell Chapter participated Monday. They were able to clean many stones in the Ingles plots and Governor James Hoge Tyler’s family plot. A memorial stone for Colonel William Ingles of the Virginia Militia during the Revolutionary War was included in the cleaning efforts. Both Colonel Ingles and his wife Mary Draper Ingles are buried in the family graveyard at the Ingles Farm. A large memorial for Mary Draper Ingles is also at the entrance of West View Cemetery.
Written by April Martin