Welcome to the Major George Gibson Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Our chapter was organized July 25th, 1917. We are located in Gibson Station, Virginia, the most southwestern part of Virginia bordering Tennessee and Kentucky, in the region known as Cumberland Gap.
The buffalo, the Native American, the long hunter, the pioneer... all traveled this route through the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky. Modern day explorers and travelers stand in awe at this great gateway to the west and the many miles of trails and scenic features found in the Cumberland Gap National Park.
Towering 3,500 feet above the valley, White Rocks was a welcome sight to the settlers traveling along the Wilderness Road in the 1700s. Upon seeing this massive sandstone outcropping, settlers knew they were but a day's journey from the Cumberland Gap. Today, visitors can hike three miles up to the top of White Rocks for a breathtaking view into Virginia.
- Chapter Size
The chapter now has 35 members, junior members, and associate members, primarily from Lee County, Virginia; Middlesboro, Kentucky; Harrogate, Tennessee; and Tazewell, Tennessee. Several members who have moved elsewhere still maintain local chapter memberships.
Meetings are usually held on the last Saturday of each month at 2:00 p.m.
The chapter corresponding secretary contacts all members and candidates, notifying them of meeting locations, invited speakers, upcoming special events, and other items of interest.
The chapter is involved in a variety of activities in support of the National Society's objectives of historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavor.
The chapter has sought NSDAR honors for its efforts every year since its founding.
Chapter Officers 2010 - 2013
Regent: Mrs. Donald C. (Charlotte) Brooks
First Vice Regent: Mrs. John W. ( Nancy) Britton
Chaplain: Mrs. H. Frank (Manerva) Watson
Recording Secretary: Mrs. William (Augusta) Sinon
Corresponding Secretary: Ms. Kila Gregory
Treasurer: Mrs. Curtis M. (Linda) Lawson
Registrar: Mrs. Jerry H. (Judy) Hounshell
Historian: Mrs. Theo (Carol) Rowlett, Jr.
Librarian: Mrs. Robert L. (Joy) Burchett
Parliamentarian: Mrs. Lewis
R. (Agnes) Marcum
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