Celebrating 75 Years of Service

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Welcome to the French Lick Chapter

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, the French Lick Chapter is a very active participant within our community, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Cumberland District of the Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

The French Lick Chapter DAR was organized December 13, 1938, with organizing regent, Miss Flossie Cloyd. Our charter is in Nashville, Tennessee, with many members from within Middle Tennessee. We are a non-profit organization and operate under the national objectives of historic preservation, education, and patriotic endeavors. Eighty-two members strong, our chapter serves the community with numerous volunteer hours and services unique to our objectives.

Our name is derived from the French Lick trading post located off the Cumberland River in Nashville. This area was long used by native Indian and colonial hunters/traders in the mid to late 1700s. Large game were attracted to the salt springs and were an important source of food for both Indians and settlers. Timothy Demonbreun was among the early traders in the area. As more settlers moved into the French Lick area and hunted the Indian land, fierce Indian resistance began in the late 1700s. The Robertson-Donelson party were the first to settle in the French Lick area which became Fort Nashborough. They were under constant threat of Indian incursions. It wasn't until a treaty was signed in 1794 that the Indians and newly established Americans were able to live in peace. By 1796, Tennessee was our nation's sixteenth state. French Lick is now located near Bicentennial Mall in Nashville.

Our chapter also sponsors the Good Ship Adventure, Children of the American Revolution. We serve as role models for the youth members and offer services needed to promote their continued successes.

 

 

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Please email: FrenchLick@tndar.org

Last updated 12/20/2014

by Maria Koons Campbell