The Ohio River played an outstanding part in the colonizing of the North West Territory and the way west. It was the main artery of travel by boat for the frontiersmen and settlers. The Indians called the Ohio River "the river of white caps."
The first shot of the Revolutionary War was fired at Point Pleasant; the last shot was fired at Fort Henry, Wheeling, West Virginia. Many of the men of West Augusta, Virginia, a portion of which is now the Ohio Valley, were part of the soldiers who protected its shores, both in Indian warfare and during the Revolution. Upon its banks, near the St. Marys, West Virginia, city limit, was a military garrison at the mouth of Indian Creek. Here, during the Revolution, was stationed Captain Jonathan Coburn with his company of the 13th Continental Line, Virginia Regiment.
Our Chapter was named to honor the history of the Ohio River Valley; those who, by their passing through, altered history, and those who stayed and shaped it.
The Ohio Valley Chapter promotes the objects of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Please note the link to the National Web Site. We are active in the local community to promote education and flag etiquette; work to preserve our history, and to support the memory of those who achieved and maintain our liberty. We strive for flexibility to encourage participation. We welcome your interest.
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Friendly, WV 26146
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