The Niangua Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, is one of approximately 105 chapters in the state of Missouri. We support the objectives of the National Society: education, historical preservation, and patriotism.
Our chapter meetings include informational programs which reflect these objectives. Chapter membership encompasses the entire Lake of the Ozarks area.
Although the home of the Niangua Chapter is in Camdenton, the chapter includes all towns in the Lake of the Ozarks region and surrounding territory.
The Niangua Chapter was organized on February 26, 1957, at Arrow Head Lodge on Lake of the Ozarks. Mrs. Todd Crawford was the organizing regent, and there were 15 charter members.
The chapter was named for the Niangua River, which was formed from the big and little Niangua Rivers. It joined with Linn Creek and flowed into the Osage River at the site of the former town of Linn Creek, now covered by the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.
Historians do not agree on the origin of the name "Niangua." It is said to be from an Indian phrase, "ne-on-go," which means, "I won't go away," expressing the Indians' reluctance to leave their beautiful native hunting and fishing land. The Osage and Delaware Indians who lived in the area also used the word to describe a river of many springs.
Niangua Chapter meets the fourth Tuesday of each month from September through April. Please contact us for more information pertaining to our chapter meetings and membership eligibility. Guests are welcome!
Marylin Cotrel, Chapter Regent
Niangua Chapter, NSDAR
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a lineage-based organization open to any woman 18 years or older who can prove bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. Documentation must be provided for each statement of birth, marriage and death, as well as of the Revolutionary War service of her patriot ancestor.
Interested in learning more about the DAR application process? Visit the NSDAR website to find useful online look-up tools to guide your initial discovery.
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