DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a
volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting
patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's
future through better education for children.
The Drowning Creek Chapter is located in Nichols, South
Carolina. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race,
religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from
a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for
History of Drowning Creek
Prior to 1820 and indeed from earliest times, Drowning
Creek, the original name of today's Lumber River, was a major transportation and trade route.
At the Marion County Courthouse, there is specific reference to
Drowning Creek in the very early probate records. Drowning
Creek played an important role in Francis Marion's ability
to move freely through swampy areas to attack British troops
Inscription: Drowning Creek
original name of Lumber River arising in NC with dangerous
undercurrents, flowing past Nichols, SC, through Marion County,
that was originally old Georgetown District and Liberty County.
A crucial part in the defeat of the Tories in the Revolutionary
War was the ability of Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox,” to
crisscross and camp along Drowning Creek with its swamps, using
the river to the advantage of the colonists and as an important
transportation and trade route for turpentine and lumber.
(Erected 1987 by Drowning
Creek Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Honoring
William Gairy Nichols, a local Historian, and the Bicentennial
of the Constitution of U.S.A.)
We are located in Nichols, South
Carolina and would love to talk with you about becoming a member
of the Society. If you would like more information about the
DAR, including membership requirements, please email us!
Mary Alice Thompson, RegentFor questions about
this web site, contact the
Drowning Creek Webmaster
Last updated July 4, 2015
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