The Mary Blount Chapter NSDAR, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee, was organized on April 21, 1921, with Mrs. Lorena Stone Norton as organizing regent. We are named for Mary Grainger Blount, the wife of William Blount, Governor of the Territory South of the Ohio River, which later became Tennessee. Our home city of Maryville was also named for Mary Blount, by her husband. Governor Blount even named a county for his wife – Grainger County. Grainger is the only Tennessee county named for a woman. Mary Blount died in 1802 and is buried beside her husband in the First Presbyterian Churchyard, State Street, Knoxville.
Our chapter supports the youth of our community through the DAR American Essay Contest and the DAR Good Citizens awards, and we proudly sponsor the Elizabeth Paxton Houston Society, Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.).
We serve our local veterans affairs office with donations to their free food pantry; and, we provide and deliver comfort items for the veterans in our county’s senior care facilities.
You can learn more about how we promote historic preservation from our page on our chapter’s history.
Our Chapter Officers
Regent: Myrtle James
First Vice Regent: Donna Nuchols
Second Vice Regent: Pat Reilly
Chaplain: Millie Peters
Recording Secretary: Wanda Taylor
Corresponding Secretary: Valerie Hendrix
Treasurer: Linda Miller
Registrar: April Wegner
Historian: Charlotte Miller
Librarian: Caroline Baxter
Parliamentarian: Laura Patton
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