Beaucoup Creek DAR Chapter

Pinckneyville, Illinois

About Our Chapter

Dragon screenshot Our chapter is named after an 82 mile long creek that runs through Perry County, Illinois. The creek was named by French explorers who tried to cross it when it was very full. It is a major tributary of the Big Muddy River and was important to early settlement of Perry County. As people traveled the Shawneetown Trail and the St. Louis Trail, they had to cross Beaucoup Creek running north and south between the present day towns of Pinckneyville and DuQuoin. Many settlers were traveling to the land office in Kaskaskia to register land.

What We Do

Throughout the year, you will find Beaucoup Creek Daughters active in the community. We support the environment by planting trees, recycling, and making others aware of issues. During Constitution Week, you will find our posters and other items in libraries and schools. We sponsor the American History Essay contest for students in grades five through eight and recognize an outstanding senior in the DAR Good Citizen contest. We distribute flags on Flag Day. Our members donate books to libraries, preserve historical artifacts for future generations, and participate in patriotic events throughout the county.  

If you share our passion for education, historic preservation, and patriotic awareness, we hope you will consider joining us. Plan to attend a meeting by contacting us