Corn Island Chapter

Louisville, Kentucky

 

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

 

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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.

 

 

 

Updated February 6, 2019

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