Welcome to the
French Lick Chapter
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
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.