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Shenandoah Junction in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General William Darke

 
 
General William Darke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. General William Darke Marker
Inscription. Within these grounds is the home of General William Darke (1736-1801), who served as officer in American Revolution and in St. Clair's 1791 expedition against Miami Indians in Ohio. He served as delegate to the Virginia Convention called 1788 to ratify the Federal Constitution, was elected to the Va. Assembly of 1791, and was an original trustee for the town of Charles Town.
 
Erected 1981 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 39° 21.75′ N, 77° 49.604′ W. Marker is in Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Flowing Springs Road (County Route 17) and County Route 17/2, on the right on Flowing Springs Road. Click for map. Located on the north side of the railroad crossing. Marker is in this post office area: Shenandoah Junction WV 25442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Duffields Depot Raid (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named General William Darke (about 400 feet away); Peter Burr House (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Greenback Raid (approx. 2 miles away); "Travelers' Rest"
General William Darke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. General William Darke Marker
(approx. 3.6 miles away); Col. Drake (approx. 3.7 miles away); Johnsontown (approx. 3.7 miles away); Assessing the Obstacle (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Shenandoah Junction.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian
 
Civil War Placemark image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Civil War Placemark
Not related to General Darke, but standing nearby is this placemark. While neighboring Clarke County, Virginia has a series of granite stones with battle names, opposing forces, and a date, Jefferson County, West Virginia has several dozen stone obelisks such as seen here.
Civil War Placemark Number 9 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
4. Civil War Placemark Number 9
This stone designates the site of the Duffield Station Raid. In July 1864, Col. John S. Mosby's Rangers surprised a Federal garrison here, capturing 100 of them, and destroyed a small cache of supplies.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,408 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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