Mountain Trail Chapter

Harlan, Kentucky

Dianna Short, Regent

Sandra Mullins, Vice Regent

Julia Mitchell, Chaplain

Patsy Pate, Recording Secretary

Lisa Johnson, Corresponding Secretary

Theresa Coleman, Treasurer

Victoria Farley, Registrar

_______, Historian

_______, Librarian

 

HISTORY OF THE CHAPTER

 

Mountain Trail Chapter was organized in 1930. Organizing Regent was Mabel Green appointed 15 October 1930 serving until 15 May 1931 when officers were elected. Their first meeting was held February 1931. Meeting were held at Joe Kelly Hotel, later purchased by Ben Lewallen and known as Lewallen Hotel, Cumberland Avenue in Harlan.

 

The names Mountain Trail is believed to have been submitted by Mabel Green and committee.

 

In 1952 American History Month was first proclaimed by the Governor of KY in response to a request by Mrs. Eva Noel, KY State Chairman of Americanism.  She was regent of Mountain Trail Chapter 1947-1950.

 

DAR markers have been placed at several locations in Harlan County for our Revolutionary War veterans.

 

On November 27, 1932, a memorial service was held at the grave of Samuel Howard by the newly organized Mountain Trail Chapter. Howard was born in Buckingham County, Virginia, in 1762, and died in Harlan County, 1840. The following year the chapter dedicated markers at the grave of two more Revolutionary War soldiers buried in the county - Lewis Green and Berry Cawood.

 

 

Updated January 12, 2019

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