Duverge is the largest city in the Independencia Province of the Dominican Republic. The first settlers of this community were the gentlemen Christopher Perez and Maria del Pulgar, originating from San Juan de la Maguana, who they were established in Bermesi.
These they were hateros Spanish that with some kin and African slaves founded the populated of The Ladies in the year 1772.
Some historiographers affirm that the name of "Las Damas" arose due to that the men that fought in these lands, by the country they kept their women to the edge of the river and when they finished their military combats they exclaimed: We go for our Ladies! Thus the name of Las Damas arose