Our Chapter Info
Our Ancestors
Amelia's 8 Flags
Patriotic Verses
Amelia's Gallery
Soldiers' Graves
Welcome to our site! Take a tour through our pages and you will learn about the unique historical setting that shapes our chapter and our lives.

The Amelia Island Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is based in Fernandina Beach, Nassau County, Florida. The chapter name comes from the name of the island where we are located. Amelia Island is a barrier island on the northeastern most corner of Florida. Our chapter was organized September 15, 1993, and the charter was issued on February 28, 1995.

Amelia Island is one of the few sites in Florida with a verified Revolutionary battle. Colonel Samuel Elbert, of Georgia, led an invasion against the British on Amelia Island in May 1777. Engagement took place on the southern end of the island in which one American officer, Lt. Robert Ward, was killed and two soldiers were wounded. In retaliation, Colonel Elbert destroyed cattle and burned houses on the island. Later in the year, the Americans were forced to retreat.

A marker commemorating these facts was erected on the Railroad Depot Plaza in Fernandina Beach and dedicated on July 5, 1996, by Anne White Stewart, Florida State Society Regent (1995-1997), as part of her State Regent's Project.

Amelia Island was home to Revolutionary soldier John D. Vaughan. Our chapter has only recently discovered that his monument lies in a wooded family plot on the south end of Amelia Island. Link to his page to read history uncovered by the "Amelia Now," our local guide to Amelia Island.

Amelia can boast 400 years under 8 flags! Explore the site to discover more about our local history, our chapter, our ancestors and how we fit in with the National Society of the DAR. You will find tidbits of the patriotism that we hold dear and examples of how we attempt to save our sacred heritage for posterity by encouraging an interest in history and good citizenship in our schools.

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Site designed and managed by Jane Collins. Last revised Monday, August 23, 2021.