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Welcome!

The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) welcomes you to learn more about our chapter and organization. If you are seeking a DAR chapter in the coastal plains of North Carolina, we hope that the information on this website will prove helpful. Please contact us by email if you would like to visit one of our meetings, or if you have any questions about NSDAR membership or our chapter projects and activities.

The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge Chapter, NSDAR, was organized on Nov. 7, 1999. The Organizing Regent was Hattie Littleton Squires. There were 18 organizing members. Three of those members are still active. The chapter was named for the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge.

Moores Creek National Battlefield

Pender County is home to this well preserved Revolutionary War site. On Feb. 27, 1776, the Patriots defeated the Loyalists who supported the British Crown in a brief but historic battle. It was here the Patriots put an end to royal authority in North Carolina as well as stalling British invasion in the South and in April of that year North Carolina became the first colony to instruct its Continental Congress delegation to vote for independence from Britain. In 1926, when the battlefield had fallen into disrepair, the local DAR chapter gave their support to a bill to create a national military park, which led to its restoration. To this day the DAR holds the place of honor in the flag-laying ceremony each year which marks the anniversary celebration of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge.

Pender County

Pender County was formed from New Hanover in 1875. The county was created with the City of Watha as the first county seat. Burgaw, the present county seat, was chartered in 1879 and received its name from a local tribe of American Indians.

Pender County includes Topsail Island, one of North Carolina’s prized beaches. In addition, it includes miles of intracoastal and inland waterways, such as the Cape Fear River, which has played an important role in the development of the county since the American Revolution, and the Black River, one of only two rivers in the nation considered pollution-free.

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