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Darkesville in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Darkesville

 
 
Darkesville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
1. Darkesville Marker
Inscription. Named for Gen. William Darke, veteran of the Revolution and the Indian wars. He saves the remnants of St. Clair’s army from massacre in 1791 when badly defeated by the Miami Indians. His son Capt. Joseph Darke, lost his life.
 
Location. 39° 22.167′ N, 78° 1.717′ W. Marker is in Darkesville, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on Winchester Pike (U.S. 11) south of Hatchery Road (County Route 11/8). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Inwood WV 25428, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Col. Morgan Morgan ( approx. 2.7 miles away); Morgan Morgan ( approx. 2.7 miles away); "Morgan Acres" ( approx. 2.7 miles away); Christ Church ( approx. 2.9 miles away); James Johnston Pettigrew Monument ( approx. 3.3 miles away); Mill Creek Baptist Church ( approx. 3.6 miles away); Gerrardstown ( approx. 3.6 miles away); Gerard House ( approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Biography of General William Darke. (Submitted on August 4, 2007.)
 
Additional keywords. Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, French and IndianWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian
 
Stop 26, Darkesville Historic District Sign Near Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
2. Stop 26, Darkesville Historic District Sign Near Marker
West Virginia Highway milemarker is at the base of the sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,194 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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