Home of the University of Montevallo, American Village and the Alabama Veterans Cemetery, the City of Montevallo is located in the geographical center of Alabama at 33°6′18″N, 86°51′46″W. In 1814, Jessee Wilson laid claim to "Wilson's Hill" located above Shoal Creek, making it the oldest settlement in Shelby County, Alabama. In 1817, after General Andrew Jackson defeated the Creek Indians on the Coosa River, homesteaders like Wilson and his family and friends settled in the area. During this time, the area was known as "a little mountain in the valley," and Montevallo is throught to have derived its name from this geographical reference. The David Lindsay Chapter of the DAR Montevallo, Alabama was formed in 1927, and named for David Lindsey (1750-1835) a Revolutionary soldier buried near Elliotsville, Shelby County, Alabama.

The DAR Objectives are: Preservation, Education, and Patriotism. The DAR motto is God, Home, and Country. We promote patriotism, service to our community and to our country and the conservation of the beautiful land in which we as Americans live. We help educate our students and recognize the special accomplishments of young people. We work to preserve our history and historical sites. We welcome our new citizens and introduce them to life in America and help care for our veterans and their families. Our Alabama Society has more than 4,000 members in more than 70 chapters.


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