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|Rand’s Mill Chapter NSDAR welcomes you to Garner, North Carolina. We are a|
|moderate-sized chapter with just over two-dozen members. Our members come from southern Wake and|
|western Johnston and Harnett counties. We meet on a monthly basis in the town of Garner. If you are interested in the|
|Daughters of the American Revolution or in our chapter please contact us. If you don’t know whether or not you have a Revolutionary War ancestor, don’t worry. We have many genealogists in our chapter—including some professionals—who will be happy to help you find one. We support education, patriotism, and history. And right now, we are looking for a few good women!|
| Located on U.
S. 70 southeast of Raleigh, the town of Garner was chartered in
1905. But settlement in the area predates the Revolutionary
War. The Rand family received a 3,000 acre grant in 1759, including
what is now Lake Benson, once known as Rand’s Mill Pond. Garner
experienced some skirmishing in the closing days of the Civil War.
A local house is said to have been used as a hospital, and the Bethel Church still has its bullet holes. By 1878, a post office had been established in what was then the village of Garner’s Station. The origin of the name Garner is uncertain. Some attribute it to a family named Garner, others to the first postmaster, Thomas Bingham, who also operated a general store (also known as a “garner”).
The current population of Garner is approximately 18,000 and growing.
Kay Whaley, Chapter Regent
Garner, North Carolina