the second oldest incorporated city in the state of Texas,
is home to a rich and vibrant history. Our county can claim
to have been ruled by all six governments with ruling power
during the formation of Texas – Spain, France, Mexico, The
Republic of Texas, The Confederate States of America and
The United States of America.
Dating back before the Texas
War for Independence, it was the
site of Spanish exploration,
missionary activity, and thriving Indian communities. In the
early 1800s, Victoria became an official Mexican settlement
when, in 1824, Empresario Don Martin de Leon was given a
land grant by the Mexican government which detailed the
layout for a town to be built on the eastern bank of the
Guadalupe River. He brought a colony of ten friends and
their families from Mexico to settle the area. The early
settlers and friends of the founder lived along Main Street,
which was known as LaCalle De Los Diez Amigos - The Street
of Ten Friends. The new town was named
Guadalupe Victoria, Nuestra Senora
de Guadalupe y Jesus after the patron saint of Mexico,
and would be known as Victoria.
The Guadalupe Victoria Chapter NSDAR is located in Victoria, Texas, and was organized 23 February 1934, and granted its charter two years later. Meetings are held the third Thursday of most months and some Saturdays at 2:30 pm, with an April evening meeting honoring area high school
DAR Good Citizen award recipients.
Any woman is eligible for membership who is no
less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, bloodline
descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American
independence. She must provide documentation for each statement of
birth, marriage, and death.
Admission to membership in the NSDAR is
by invitation through a chapter in your state organization.
No chapter may discriminate against an applicant on the
basis of race or creed.
meetings are held once a month, at differing times and
locations to accommodate the schedules of our members,
speakers, or special guests. Please
contact us if you are interested in attending a
meeting. We welcome prospective members and guests and
invite you to visit our links to learn more about our
chapter's history, patriot
ancestors, and officers.
Need more information about
DAR? You can link to the state website at the
Texas DAR link, or
the national website at the