Welcome to Dardanelle, Arkansas!
Photo: Dardanelle Rock; courtesy of Tammy Roberts
Welcome to the Dardanelle Rock Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, chartered in Dardanelle, Arkansas!
On April 12, 1997, the chapter was organized with Mrs. B.L. Daniels as regent with 23 organizing members.
Dardanelle Rock Chapter meetings are held the second Monday night of the month from September through May at 6:00 p.m.
There is a romantic “Legend of Dardanelle Rock” that relates the story of a Cherokee Indian chief named Dardanelle who was wounded in a fierce battle with the Choctaws and while recuperating, fell in love with a beautiful maiden named Leonietta.
They made a pact. He was to stand on Dardanelle Rock (a landmark for explorers and homeseekers who struggled up the river in the early days) at sunset, and she would wave her mantle to him as a signal that she would run away with him and become his bride. He waited on the rock for many hours, but for some reason she failed to make an appearance. He flung himself into the turbulent stream of the Arkansas River below. Thus Dardanelle Rock was named for him, and our chapter adopted this name.
On April 12, 1997, the Dardanelle Rock Chapter was organized with Mrs. B.L. Daniels as regent with 23 organizing members.