Corn Island Chapter
Carrie Lea Arnold Bowman, Regent
Martha Tomazic, Vice Regent
Marcia Lee Harlow, Chaplain
Tabitha Gray, Recording Secretary
Elaine Alston Cherry Wood, Corresponding Secretary
Maureen Samuels, Treasurer
Susan Julien, Registrar
Mary Popham, Historian
Amity Kim Owens Miller Thodoropoulos, Librarian
Updated January 12, 2019
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HISTORY OF THE CHAPTER
The name Corn Island was chosen for Kentucky's newest chapter as it met the following criteria: a name that was relevant to our area, one with ties to the American Revolutionary War, and one with a local site that could be visited.
Corn Island was settled by General George Rogers Clark, along with his militia and several settlers, on 27 May 1778. Once crops were planted at the settlement, it became known as Corn Island. From this western outpost, General Clark led his militia in the Illinois Campaign that captured Fort Vincennes from the British. After this victory, Clark sent word back to the settlement to move on shore. The relocated settlements was named Louisville, after King Louis XVI of France. A historically marked site in Louisville gives the history of Corn Island, nestled off shore amidst the waters of the Ohio River.