The Samuel Frazier Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) was chartered on December 19, 1951. We are a multigenerational group that has a long history of serving our community to preserve, educate, and honor our nation’s history and those who gave their lives so we can have the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. Each member can trace their lineage to a Patriot of the American Revolutionary War. As a chapter of the NSDAR, we encourage members to fulfill three mission goals: historic preservation, education, and patriotism. We are a chapter of the Tennessee Society DAR (TSDAR) located in the Appalachian District.

The NSDAR’s mission of historic preservation, education, and patriotism are close to our chapter members’ hearts. We are always looking for new ways to serve our community, state, and country. 

Our Namesake

Samuel Frazier was a Patriot from Guilford, North Carolina, and fought under General Nathanael Greene at the Battle of King’s Mountain and the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. After the American Revolutionary War, Frazier moved his family to what would soon become East Tennessee. Serving as a delegate from Greene County, Samuel Frazier was one of the framers and signers of the Tennessee State Constitution of 1796, and soon after became the first State Senator from Greene County. He died at the age of ninety and is buried in Knoxville.

Historic Preservation

Helping to maintain the past for future generations is an important mission of the NSDAR and our chapter. Preserving our history has many different forms. Here are just few of our chapter’s activities: participating in cleaning and maintaining historic sites, providing grave marker for a veteran, and helping prospective members trace their lineage to the American Revolution. Click the arch to see a video on the NSDAR’s role in historic preservation.


Our chapter is passionate about education and supporting schools in our community. Here are just a few of our activities: honoring DAR Good Citizens and Junior American Citizens, providing a new American flag for one of our high schools, donating gift cards for two schools of chapter members, tutoring students, and more. Click the graduation cap to watch a video on the NSDAR’s role in education.


We strive to foster patriotism in our community, state, and nation. Our chapter regularly attends Naturalization Ceremonies to welcome some of the newest American citizens and participates in local activities to celebrate July 4th and Veterans Day. We support veterans who live at a local veterans’ home in our community, veterans attending the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and place wreaths on veterans’ graves. Click the flag to see a video on the NSDAR’s role in supporting Patriotism.