The Henry Knox chapter was organized on April
21, 2012, by Organizing Regent Marla
Suter. The organizing meeting was held in
Valley Chapel at the Marion County Park
Historical Village in Knoxville, Iowa, and was
attended by the state organizing secretary and
the state registrar.
The name Henry Knox
was selected in honor of Revolutionary War hero
General Henry Knox, who was considered a master
military strategist and fought in numerous
battles including Bunker Hill, Long Island,
Trenton, Assunpink Creek, Princeton, Brandywine,
Germantown, Monmouth, and the Sieges of Boston
Members marked the grave of Margaret Francis
Burch Nichols in the Burch Cemetery, Knoxville,
Marion County, Iowa, on June 21, 2014.
Margaret was the daughter of Private John Burch,
Jr., a Revolutionary War patriot.
On July 25, 2021, the 271st
anniversary of the birth of General Henry Knox,
the Henry Knox chapter dedicated an America 250!
Revolutionary War Patriot marker on the Marion
County Courthouse square in Knoxville, IA. This
marker was placed to commemorate the men and
women who achieved American independence.
The dedication ceremony featured guest speakers
from the community, members of the SAR color
guard team, patriotic music from a bagpiper and
a community reception inside the Courthouse
following the event. It was very well attended
by the local community and by DAR members from
across the state and afforded a perfect
opportunity to Shine a Light on our
Revolutionary War Patriots.