"God, Home, and Country"
The Catawba Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), was the sixth chapter in the state to be organized. The name Catawba was adopted in recognition of friendly services rendered to the white settlers by the Catawba Indians.
For more than 118 years, the Catawba Chapter has been actively involved in the Rock Hill community, the state of South Carolina, and on the national level.
The Catawba Chapter is located in York County, South Carolina, a pivotal area in the American Revolutionary War. In addition to being the home of the Catawba Indians, York County is the site of Historic Brattonsville, a plantation and Revolutionary War site of the Battle of Huck's Defeat.
York County also is home to Kings Mountain National Military Park, site of a battle that has been called the turning point of the Revolutionary War.
The Catawba Chapter has seen that historical places in the area, including Brattonsville and the Upper Landsford Canal in nearby Chester County, have been marked and dedicated. Chapter members also planted holly bushes in Rock Hill's beautiful Glencairn Garden in honor of George Washington's 250th birthday. Flags have been donated to schools and firehouses.
The Catawba Chapter also participates at Andrew Jackson State Park in nearby Lancaster County and has contributed to the White Home, one of the first houses constructed in Rock Hill in what is now the historic East Town District.
In addition to donating time and money to active and retired military personnel, members of the Catawba Chapter keep their hands busy knitting and crocheting to benefit the Lap Robes for Wounded Warriors project. Lap robes are donated to veterans, service personnel, the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and Camp Lejeune, the Marine Corps base in North Carolina. Baby blankets are made and given to people serving in the military in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as other places. The chapter is a member of the Vietnam War 50th anniversary Commemorative Partner Program and has awarded pins and certificates to Vietnam veterans.
Chapter members also contribute to the Tamassee DAR School in Tamassee, S.C.
The Catawba Chapter co-sponsors the Martha Bratton Chapter of the National Society Children of the American Revolution.
Our meetings are educational, helpful, and fun. Contact us if you are interested in receiving a personal invitation to our next meeting.
Ancestors of the Catawba Chapter
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Join the DAR
The DAR gives members an opportunity for service in many areas. It is a way to join with others in trying to make America a better place to live. It offers the opportunity to work with the youth of this country through the educational programs. The DAR encourages citizens to become active in the community, to assist with historic preservation, and to help preserve documents and records of the past. It offers an opportunity to meet people with similar interests, develop friendships, and to join others who cherish the priceless heritage enjoyed by all, while promoting the ideals of patriotism and love of country.