Washington, Franklin County, Missouri

Washington sits on the bank of the Missouri River in Franklin County. Some of the earliest settlers in the Washington area were literally followers of Daniel Boone, who had blazed a trail from the hills of Kentucky to the wilderness of eastern Missouri.

The German populace for which Washington is known began with the arrival of twelve Catholic families in the fall of 1833. A natural river landing, at what was to become the Washington site, made this an ideal place to begin a settlement.

In the first three decades of the nineteenth century, the small community grew upon the gently sloping hillside on the south bank of the Missouri River.

About Us

The Valley of the Meramec Chapter is a group of active, enthusiastic, patriotic women who come from all walks of life, age 18 to 80+, all sharing a common bond with a patriot ancestor who served the American cause during the American Revolution. The chapter is proud to be the home of the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (MSSDAR) Mideast District Director Yvonne Sprenger (below right).


Visit Our Chapter

Meetings are held on the second Monday, March through November at 11:00 a.m. Guests are welcome. We invite you to come out, visit our chapter, meet our Daughters, and learn how you can become a part of "Today's DAR!" Please contact us for more specific information.

Chapter Officers

Regent: Debbie Hinz
Vice-Regent: Barbara Dalton
Chaplain: Pam Cox
Recording Secretary:
Yvonne Sprenger
Treasurer: Rosalie McGaugh
Registrar: Kathleen Farrar
Historian: Sharl Knaust
Librarian: Glenna Linenbroker