National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Sylacauga, Alabama

History of Marble Valley Chapter

The Marble Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Sylacauga, Alabama, was officially organized on October 8, 2005, with 13 organizing members signing the Organizational Form. 

Marble Valley Chapter Officers
Front Row:  L-R  Sally Holland and Marcella Gooch.
Back Row: L-R Sandra Sims, Mary Culberson, Lorene Sherrill, Central District Director Sandra Fox, Carole Bailey, Linda Hatchett, Nancy McKay. 
Not pictured is Georgann Veasey and Charlene Cleveland.

Brief History:    The single, most important geographical feature of Sylacauga, Alabama, is the large deposit of marble 400 feet deep and 30 miles long that lies beneath the city and surrounding area.  Marble from quarries in Talladega County have been described by artists and geologists as some of the purest and hardest in the world.

Examples of Sylacauga marble can be found all over Alabama and places such as Tennessee, New York, Illinois, Washington, DC, and California.  The bust of Lincoln that is in the Nations capital was carved from Sylacauga marble.  The Lincoln Monument and the U. S. Supreme Court Building are all partially constructed from the pure Sylacauga marble.  Locally, uses of the marble can be seen in the Marble City Cemetery, in the old Sylacauga City Hall and Isabell Comer Museum.

   Because of the prominent place that marble has in the history of Sylacauga, we thought it appropriate to name our DAR Chapter,  Marble Valley

 

National Motto: "God, Home and Country"

State Theme: "Keeping the Vision of the Future"

Membership Questions please email:   Sandra Sims

Chapter Officers

Chapter members' ancestors

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

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Syalcauga, Alabama Community Profile

 

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