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. Its members reside primarily in Cherokee County with a few members residing in other parts of the North Metro area of Atlanta, Georgia.
Providing American Flags for every classroom in two counties
Annual American History Essay Contest in grades 5-8
Georgia Day Luncheon in February
Memorial Day program with American Legion
Support of DAR Schools
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.
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.
The DAR Insignia is the property of, and is copyrighted by,
the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
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Last Update November 5, 2013.