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

General William Darke

(1736-1801)

 
 
General William Darke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. General William Darke Marker
Inscription. In this community resided William Darke, soldier-statesman, who began his career of selfless service to our nation in the French and Indian Wars. In 1777, he was captured at Germantown, Pa., remaining imprisoned aboard ship in New York harbor for over three years. Upon his release, he raised a regiment to fight the British at Yorktown, Va., for repeated valiant service, Congress rewarded him with promotion to Brigadier General and land. A delegate to the 1788 Virginia ratification convention, he voted to adopt the Constitution. At home, he continued to serve his community in local government. General Darke attended at the Elk Branch Presbyterian Church.

Dedicated October 9, 1988, in ceremony, by the Honorable John O. Marsh, Jr., Secretary of the Army; Ms. Ann Mills Griffiths, executive director of the National League of Families; Dr. Norbert C. Peil, pastor of the Elk Branch Presbyterian Church; and Reverend Charles J. Cathcart, pastor of the New Street United Methodist Church.
 
Location. 39° 21.803′ N, 77° 49.643′ 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 when traveling south on Flowing Springs Road. Touch for map
General William Darke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. General William Darke Marker
. Located beside the Elk Branch Presbyterian Church. 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. A different marker also named General William Darke (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Duffields Depot Raid (about 500 feet away); Peter Burr House (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Greenback Raid (approx. 2 miles away); "Travelers' Rest" (approx. 3.5 miles away); Col. Drake (approx. 3.6 miles away); Johnsontown (approx. 3.7 miles away); Assessing the Obstacle (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shenandoah Junction.
 
Also see . . .  General William Darke. Short biographical article on Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
Elk Branch Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Elk Branch Presbyterian Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,237 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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