To perpetuate the memory and the spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence; to promote the development of an enlightened public opinion; and to foster patriotic citizenship. These are the objectives of our Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
The Old Walton Road Chapter was chartered on April 12, 1930, and the first meeting was held at the home of Mrs. S. Hayden Young on April 17, 1930, in Cookeville, Putnam County, Tennessee. Mrs. Clara Cox Epperson was the organizing regent.
Mrs. Epperson was a celebrated author, poet, and teacher. She was named Poet Laureate of Tennessee and was active in local civic and literary organizations. In 1920, she was Book chairman for the Book Lovers Club which established the Putnam County Library in 1923. The library was originally named the Clara Cox Epperson Library in her honor.
The Old Walton Road Chapter meets every third Saturday of the month at various locations. If you would like to visit a chapter meeting, e-mail the chapter regent, Jill Jones-Lazuka.