The Coweta Town Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
Phenix City, Alabama
Phenix City is the county seat of Russell County and is located in east Alabama along the west bank of the Chattahoochee River, which separates the city from Columbus, Georgia. The region around what is now Phenix City originally was the territory of the Coweta branch of the Creek Indian nation. The land that makes up present-day Phenix City was initially divided into two towns. The southern portion was named Girard, and the northern part was named Brownville. On February 23, 1883, the Alabama Legislature officially incorporated the town of Brownville and on February 19, 1897, the legislature officially changed the name to Phenix City. Although no definitive source reveals why this name was chosen, possibilities include it being named after the phoenix, a bird that symbolized resurrection in Egyptian mythology.
ABOUT DAR: The DAR Objectives are:
Preservation, Education, and Patriotism. The DAR motto is God, Home, and Country.
We promote patriotism, service to our community and to our country and the conservation of the beautiful land in which we as Americans live. We help educate our students and recognize the special accomplishments of young people. We work to preserve our history and historical sites. We welcome our new citizens and introduce them to life in America and help care for our veterans and their families. Our Alabama Society has more than 4,000 members in 72 chapters.
ABOUT THE COWETA TOWN DAR CHAPTER:
The Coweta Town DAR Chapter meets the second Monday of every month. For more information about our chapter, you can
You also may want to visit our Alabama Society Daughters of the American Revolution Web Page by clicking HERE, or
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Web Page by clicking HERE.