General William Darke

General William Darke (HM312)

Location: Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442 Jefferson County
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N 39° 21.803', W 77° 49.643'

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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.
HM NumberHM312
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 8:34pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 256409 N 4360916
Decimal Degrees39.36338333, -77.82738333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 21.803', W 77° 49.643'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 21' 48.18" N, 77° 49' 38.58" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5089 Flowing Springs Rd, Shenandoah Junction WV 25442, US
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