(1736-1801)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.
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 8:34pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 256409 N 4360916|
|Decimal Degrees||39.36338333, -77.82738333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 21.803', W 77° 49.643'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 21' 48.18" N, 77° 49' 38.58" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5089 Flowing Springs Rd, Shenandoah Junction WV 25442, US|
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