Our heritage

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.

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 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.

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.


Molly, a special member of the Catawba Chapter
Members of the Catawba Chapter NSDAR pose with Molly, a Marsh Tacky horse. The Marsh Tacky developed from Spanish horses brought to the South Carolina coast by Spanish explorers, settlers and traders as early as the 16th century. The horses were used by colonists during the American Revolution and by South Carolinians for farm work, herding cattle and hunting throughout the breed's history. The Catawba Chapter was instrumental in the campaign to have the S.C. Legislature name the Marsh Tacky the official state horse in 2010. On May 15, 2010, during the Historic Brattonsville Living History Days, the Catawba Chapter presented Molly with a certificate naming her an honorary member of the Catawba Chapter. The ladies are dressed in 1760, 1860, 1960, and 2010 clothes.


Area historic sites
Catawba Cultural Center*
Historic Brattonsville*
Andrew Jackson State Park*
Landsford Canal*
*Web hyperlinks to non-DAR sites are not the responsibility of the NSDAR, the state organizations, or individual DAR chapters.

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