DAR is a service organization founded in 1890. The objectives and activities are Historical, Educational and Patriotic. The members are women, at least 18 years of age, who have proven lineal descent from Revolutionary War Soldiers or Patriots.
The Hightower Trail Chapter was organized on February 1, 1985. Our members reside primarily in Cherokee County, Georgia, with a few residing in other parts of the North Metro area of Atlanta and in other states.
Provides United States and Braille Flags to every classroom in three counties
Erected Braille American Flag monument, located at City Memorial Park in Woodstock, GA
Placing Braille American Flag monument in Canton, and at the Georgia Academy for the Blind in Macon
Annual Award Winning American History Essay Contest in grades 5-8 and Christopher Columbus Essay Contest in grades 9-12
Georgia Day Luncheon in February
JROTC, Good Citizenship Awards Ceremonies in participating schools
Support DAR Scholarships
Memorial Day, Flag Day, Veteran's Day and Wreaths Across America programs and participation with American Legion, SAR/SR and C.A.R.
Established and Supports Cherokee Rose Society, N.S.C.A.R.
Support of DAR Schools, and American Indians Initiative and Promotion
Numerous community involvement in Historical, Educational and Patriotic projects
The chapter is named for the Hightower Trail, one of the most distinctive trail names in Georgia. As early as 1750 Indian traders from Augusta used this route. Recognized as a former boundary between Cherokee and Creek lands, this trail brought many early settlers into what is now Cherokee County. The trail is not named for a person. The name is a corruption of the Indian word "itawa", which the early white settlers also turned into the name Etowah.
Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, September through May. Most are held at the Canton 1st United Methodist Church, 930 Lower Scott Mill Rd., Canton, GA. For directions and maps, go to http://www.cantonfirstumc.org/ and click "Directions". Visitors are always welcome! Please note. Sometimes, we will have a different meeting location. For specific meeting information, please click here.
Any woman is eligible for membership who is at least eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence.
More information about DAR Membership is available on the National Website.
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Last Update September 4, 2014.