Wharton Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, takes its name in honor of John Wharton Collins, a New Orleans merchant who bought 1,600 acres of land in the forks of the Tchefuncte and Bogue Falaya Rivers on May 16, 1813. Collins subdivided the area and called it "Division of St. John of Wharton" after his grandfather, John Wharton. The City Charter granted in 1816 by the State of Louisiana Legislature changed the name from Wharton to Covington in honor of General Leonard A. Covington, who was a hero of the War of 1812.
Today, Wharton Chapter, one of two NSDAR chapters in western St. Tammany Parish, remains a vital, growing, dedicated group of women who serve their nation and their communities in the areas of historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavor. We are excited to be members of Daughters of the American Revolution, and invite you to contact us to find your Revolutionary ancestor.
We are proud to have as an Associate member, Joy Cardinal, NSDAR Past Recording Secretary General 2007-2010.
When you join the DAR, you enter a network of more than 170,000 women who form lifelong bonds, honor their revolutionary ancestors and promote historic preservation, education and patriotism in their communities. We have answers to your questions about becoming a member of this historic and vibrant organization.
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